Lake City, Georgia

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Lake City, Georgia
Lake City Municipal Hall
Lake City Municipal Hall
Motto: The city of friendly people
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°36′29″N 84°20′26″W / 33.60806°N 84.34056°W / 33.60806; -84.34056Coordinates: 33°36′29″N 84°20′26″W / 33.60806°N 84.34056°W / 33.60806; -84.34056
Country United States
State Georgia
County Clayton
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,612
 • Density 1,414/sq mi (546.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30260
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-44508[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332165[2]

Lake City is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,612 at the 2010 census.[3]


Lake City is located in northern Clayton County at 33°36′29″N 84°20′26″W / 33.60806°N 84.34056°W / 33.60806; -84.34056 (33.608109, -84.340481).[4] It is bordered to the south by Morrow and to the west and north by Forest Park. Fort Gillem is directly to the north, within the Forest Park city limits. Downtown Atlanta is 11 miles (18 km) to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake City has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all land.[3]


Transit systems[edit]

MARTA serves the city.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,042
1970 2,306 121.3%
1980 2,963 28.5%
1990 2,733 −7.8%
2000 2,886 5.6%
2010 2,612 −9.5%
Est. 2015 2,727 [5] 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,886 people, 950 households, and 690 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.5 people per square mile (615.6/km²). There were 1,022 housing units at an average density of 564.6 per square mile (218.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.91% White, 32.22% African American, 0.94% Native American, 9.67% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 3.19% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.48% of the population.

There were 950 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,929, and the median income for a family was $42,600. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $24,490 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,877. About 8.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Clayton County Public Schools operates public schools.


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