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Welcome to Lake ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake has a population of 331 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

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 331 people. This is an increase of 2.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.87% 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 (with a count of 408 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Lake: This one is located in Scott County and the other is located in Newton County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 42 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 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]
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    • Morton [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Newton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<8>
  • Union [Newton County]
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    • Union [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,876 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<8>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,658 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<8>
    • 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 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.

Adding Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Scott County

About Mississippi

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 Scott, 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 'point-to-point' 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 LakeOur 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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