Lake City, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 1,607 as of July 1, 2017. Lake City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 42.2676 and longitude -94.731 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,243 feet.

The City of Lake City (GNIS ID: 468186) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lake City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,607
Daytime Population: Workers 1,366
Daytime Population: Residents 902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,268
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 1,496
Population in Familes 1,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 334
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $38,903
Average Household Income $53,567
Per Capita Income $23,725


Total Housing Units 827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $83,917
Average Home Value $113,476


Total Households 694
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.99% -0.94%
Households -1.19% -1.09%
Families -1.21% -1.14%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Lake City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 81st
Population Density # 757 25th
Diversity Index # 487 52nd
Median Household Income # 974 4th
Per Capita Income # 848 16th

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