|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lake City is 5,929. Lake City, South Carolina is the 4,357th largest city in the US.
Lake City is located entirely in Florence County.
The peak population of Lake City was in 1990, when its population was 7,157. In 1990, Lake City was the 3,193rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,357th largest city in the US. Lake City is currently 17.2% smaller than it was in 1990.
Lake City has shrunk 8.4% since the year 2000. Lake City, South Carolina's growth is below average. 78% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Lake City has a population density of 1,278 people per square mile.
|4355||Manasquan, New Jersey||5,940||-6.1%|
|4357||Lake City, South Carolina||5,929||-8.4%|
|4359||Kennett Square, Pennsylvania||5,925||12.2%|
|4361||Mount Zion, Illinois||5,920||21.3%|
|4362||Cave Springs, Arkansas||5,916||445.7%|
The total voting age population of Lake City, South Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,777. The voting age population is 36.7% male and 63.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.5% of the residents of Lake City are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Lake City are 83.6% Black, 15.6% White, 0.6% Two or more races and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 1.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Lake City, 29.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.1%. On a per-household basis, 26.0% of families are below the poverty line in Lake City.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.0% of Lake City residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 77.4% of Lake City residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.0% have a bachelor's degree and 3.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Lake City residents aged 5 and older, 1.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Lake City is 6.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lake City, 14.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lake City is $38,613.
In Lake City, 53.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.5% of housing units in Lake City.
Of all the housing units in Lake City, 8.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Lake City, 7.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 220 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lake City is $719.
In Lake City, 63.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.