Lakesite, Tennessee

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Lakesite, Tennessee
A Great Place to Call Home
Location of Lakesite in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Location of Lakesite in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°12′21″N 85°8′11″W / 35.20583°N 85.13639°W / 35.20583; -85.13639Coordinates: 35°12′21″N 85°8′11″W / 35.20583°N 85.13639°W / 35.20583; -85.13639
CountryUnited States
 • TypeManager-Commission
 • MayorDavid Howell
 • Vice MayorValerie Boddy
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total1,826
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,100/sq mi (410/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip codes
37343, 37379
FIPS code47-40540[2]
GNIS feature ID1290516[3]

Lakesite is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,826 at the 2010 census. It is a northern suburb of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, located 15 miles north of the city.[4]


Lakesite is located at 35°12′21″N 85°8′11″W / 35.20583°N 85.13639°W / 35.20583; -85.13639 (35.205735, -85.136357).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20181,859[1]1.8%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,845 people, 653 households, and 557 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,069.6 people per square mile (414.2/km²). There were 706 housing units at an average density of 409.3 per square mile (158.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70% White, 0.60% African American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 653 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 11.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,219, and the median income for a family was $62,981. Males had a median income of $47,171 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,831. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


Lakesite was incorporated in 1972 from the efforts of Ray Dodson and Hans Bingham. Upon incorporating, the suburb consisted of 200 homes and a population of 500. In 1994 the neighborhood had grown to about 900 and residents petitioned the Lakesite City Commission for annexation. Upon the annexation, which was completed in mid-1995, the population grew to 1,499 and the land increased 66%.[4]


The government of Lakesite is run by a manager-commission charter. The commission consists of five members who are elected at-large for four-year terms. The commission then elects a mayor and a vice mayor. Each commission is assigned a chair position to oversee aspects of the city including public safety, budget and finance, parks and recreation, and public works.[4]


Lakesite is home to two schools: McConnell Elementary and Loftis Middle School.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c "General Information". General & History. City of Lakesite, Tennessee. 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Schools & Churches". General & History. City of Lakesite, Tennessee. 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.