Lake City, South Carolina

Population 6,691

Lake City is located in Florence County, SC. The population is 6,691, making Lake City the 2nd largest city in Florence County.

There are 5 public schools in Lake City with an average Homefacts rating of D+. The total crime rate for Lake City is high , and there are 3 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Lake City is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Lake City property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Lake City include Scranton, Cades and Coward.

Lake City Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 27.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 56.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.2%

Crime Rate

58.84% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 336
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 138
  • Burglary: 749
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

66.88% Lower than national avg.
  • 3 offenders in Lake City
  • 4.48 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

27 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 2
  • Superfunds: 1
  • Tanks & Spills: 23


Moderate 3.4%
  • South Carolina unemployment average: 3.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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5 Public Schools view public schools

There are 5 K-12 public schools in Lake City, SC and 1 private school. Homefacts rates Lake City's schools as Below Average, with an overall D+ rating.
1 Private School

The Carolina Academy

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1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Lake City, SC

Property Reports view all

41 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Lake City, SC issued 41 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 41 permits, 1 were issued for single family homes and 40 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Lake City, SC issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $560
  • 1 Bedroom: $565
  • 2 Bedrooms: $735
  • 3 Bedrooms: $935
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,080

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Environmental Hazards

27 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (386/398)
    Lake City, SC has 96.98% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Lake City, SC is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.02 Average
    Lake City, SC is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 45.32°
  • February 48.25°
  • March 55.48°
  • April 64.15°
  • May 71.73°
  • June 80.28°
  • July 82.2°
  • August 80.62°
  • September 75.57°
  • October 64.33°
  • November 53.85°
  • December 50.2°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Lake City, SC

Lake City, SC has a moderate risk of earthquakes.
Lake City, SC has no risk of hurricanes.
Lake City, SC has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Lake City, SC has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Lake City, SC: $31,387


Unemployment in Lake City is 3.4%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 3.2% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 58.17%
White Collar - 41.83%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Nikki R. Haley
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham
  • Sen. Tim Scott

City Representatives

  • James E. Clyburn

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

19 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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