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Welcome to Lake ...

The town of Lake is primarily located in Newton County<1>. A portion of Lake extends into Scott County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake has a population of 324 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Lake is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Lake: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Lake: 39092<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake had an population of 324 people (or a decrease of 20.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake had a population of 324 people. This makes Lake the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lake represents 0.01% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 246th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 324 people, the population of Lake decreased 20.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 408 people).

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

Adding Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Lake elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Lake - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (5), Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington (2), West Virginia, Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Lake ...

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

  • Forest [Scott County]
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    • Forest [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<8>
  • Morton [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<8>
  • Newton [Newton County]
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    • Newton [Newton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<8>
  • Union [Neshoba County]
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    • Union [Neshoba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Decatur [Newton County]
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      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<8>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
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      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<8>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose

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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake. 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.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake ...

Looking for more information about Lake? 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, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Newton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<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 town (such as Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3448, Longitude: -89.3259    
<7>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.
<8>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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