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The location of Lake City

Welcome to Lake City ...

The city of Lake City is primarily located in Wabasha County. 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).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lake City has a population of 5,131 people<2> (see below for details).

Lake City is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lake City lies within the (651) area code.

The ZIP code for Lake City: 55041<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake City had a population of 5,063 people (which is 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lake City had an population of 5,131 people. This is an increase of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Lake City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Red Wing   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Lake City

Located in Goodhue County

Plainview   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Lake City

Wabasha   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Lake City

Town of Trenton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake City

Located in Pierce County (WI)

Goodhue   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Lake City

Located in Goodhue County

Town of Hartland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lake City

Located in Pierce County (WI)

Mazeppa   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Lake City

Town of Waterville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lake City

Located in Pepin County (WI)

Pepin   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Lake City

Located in Pepin County (WI)

Alma   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lake City

Located in Buffalo County (WI)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lake City.

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.

Websites for Lake City ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake City. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

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About Wabasha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake City:

The official website for Wabasha County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 City

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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