Lake City, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 6,478. Estimated population in 2021: 6,690 (+3.3% change)
Males: 2,873 (44.4%), Females: 3,605 (55.6%)

Florence County

Zip code: 29560

Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $22,534
Median house value: $55,400

Races in Lake City:

  • Black (71.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (5.9%), United States (5.0%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Irish (1.5%).

Elevation: 77 feet

Land area: 4.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lake City

  • High school or higher: 58.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City city

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -701 (-9.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lake City:

  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM LAKE CITY (258 N RON MCNAIR BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lake City:

  • WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; KINGSTREE, SC)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 19 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (about 19 miles; FLORENCE, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake City:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 22 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 50 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 60 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Abbreviation: MYR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY MUNI CJ EVANS FIELD (about 2 miles; LAKE CITY, SC; Abbreviation: 51J)
  • WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY (about 13 miles; KINGSTREE, SC; Abbreviation: CKI)
  • HEMINGWAY-STUCKEY (about 21 miles; HEMINGWAY, SC; Abbreviation: 38J)
Amtrak station near Lake City:

  • 15 miles: KINGSTREE (101 E. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake City:

  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 59 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 65 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,191)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 69 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)

Schools

Public high school in Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,159; Location: 652 MATTHEWS ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 595; Location: 906 NORTH MATTHEWS ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RONALD E. MCNAIR MIDDLE (Students: 499; Location: 311 CARVER STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 484; Location: 318 E. MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • J. PAUL TRULUCK MIDDLE (Students: 395; Location: 319 CARLISLE ST.; Grades: 06 – 08)

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