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Welcome to Lake City ...

The city of Lake City is located in Florence County<1> (at the time of its founding, Lake City was located in Williamsburg County).

A typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake City has a population of 6,480 people<2> (see below for details).

Lake City was established in 1736.

The community of Lake City is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lake City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Lake City: (843)

The ZIP code for Lake City: 29560<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake City had an population of 6,480 people. This is a decrease of 2.92% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake City had a population of 6,675 people. This makes Lake City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lake City represents 0.14% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,675 people, the population of Lake City increased 3.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,478 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania (2), 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.

  • Kingstree [Williamsburg County]
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    • Kingstree [Williamsburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingstree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingstree<6>
  • Johnsonville [Florence County]
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    • Johnsonville [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsonville<6>
  • Pamplico [Florence County]
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    • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplico
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<6>
  • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
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    • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coward [Florence County]
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      • Coward [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coward<6>
    • Olanta [Florence County]
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      • Olanta [Florence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olanta<6>
    • Hemingway [Williamsburg County]
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      • Hemingway [Williamsburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemingway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemingway<6>
    • Stuckey [Williamsburg County]
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      • Stuckey [Williamsburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuckey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuckey
    • Cades [Williamsburg County]
    • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Crossroads
      • Moore Crossroads [Williamsburg County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Lake City
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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 6 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.

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).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florenceco.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Florence, 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 City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>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: 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: 33.8716, Longitude: -79.7528    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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