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Welcome to Lake City ...

The city of Lake City is primarily located in Wabasha County<1>. A portion of Lake City extends into Goodhue County.

The location of Lake City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake City has a population of 5,104 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lake City.

Lake City is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lake City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Lake City: (651)

The ZIP code for Lake City: 55041<5>

Websites for Lake City ...

Official Website: www.lakecitygov.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake City had an population of 5,104 people. This is an increase of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake City had a population of 5,063 people (or 23.36% of the total population of Wabasha County). This makes Lake City the county's most populous community.

The population of Lake City represents 0.1% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,063 people, the population of Lake City increased 2.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,950 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake City.

Adding Lake City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lake City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lake City on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Minnesota (1932).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lake City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Lake City - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota (2), Texas and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake City.

Communities near Lake City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake City.

  • Red Wing [Goodhue County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Wing
    • Red Wing [Goodhue County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,416 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Wing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Wing<7>
  • Plainview [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview [Wabasha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,292 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<7>
  • Wabasha [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabasha
    • Wabasha [Wabasha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wabasha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabasha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wabasha<7>
  • Trenton [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Goodhue [Goodhue County]
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      • Goodhue [Goodhue County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodhue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodhue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodhue<7>
    • Hartland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Mazeppa [Wabasha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mazeppa
      • Mazeppa [Wabasha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mazeppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mazeppa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mazeppa<7>
    • Waterville [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville [Pepin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Pepin [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepin
      • Pepin [Pepin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepin
    • Pepin [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepin
      • Pepin [Pepin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepin

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lake City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake City. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lake City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake City ...

Looking for more information about Lake City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lake City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Wabasha County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake City: www.lakecitygov.com/

The official website for Wabasha County: www.co.wabasha.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Wabasha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lake City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4402, Longitude: -92.2749       In this case, the coordinates for Lake City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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