Lake Park, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Park, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Park had a population of 3,538 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Park is located at latitude 35.0845 and longitude -80.6344 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lake Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Village of Lake Park (GNIS ID: 2407488) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lake Park is located within Township of Vance, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Park, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,538
Population in Households 3,415
Population in Familes 3,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 4,519
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,227
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 937
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,068 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $184,571
Average Home Value $203,020


Median Household Income $65,471
Average Household Income $80,888
Per Capita Income $28,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 1.1%
Households 0.41% 1.04%
Families 0.42% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Park, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Park to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 221 70th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 450 39th
Median Household Income # 59 92nd
Per Capita Income # 145 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.