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Lake Park, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Lake Park had a population of 3,541 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lake Park, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,541
Daytime Population: Workers 362
Daytime Population: Residents 1,753
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 3,424
Population in Familes 3,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 4,523
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $67,421
Average Household Income $83,345
Per Capita Income $29,453


Total Housing Units 1,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,073 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $185,758
Average Home Value $205,382


Total Households 1,237
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 942
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.99%
Households 0.47% 0.97%
Families 0.43% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2017 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 # 223 70th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 444 40th
Median Household Income # 59 92nd
Per Capita Income # 155 79th

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