Lake City, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lake City had a population of 1,663 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 42.2675 and longitude -94.7339 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.

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Lake City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,663
Population in Households 1,554
Population in Familes 1,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 346
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $39,577
Average Household Income $56,978
Per Capita Income $25,283


Total Housing Units 841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $87,865
Average Home Value $117,580


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% -0.22%
Households -0.59% -0.31%
Families -0.63% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.07%

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, 2018 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 # 193 81st
Population Density # 748 26th
Diversity Index # 515 49th
Median Household Income # 975 3rd
Per Capita Income # 806 20th

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