Lakesite, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakesite, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lakesite had a population of 1,831 as of July 1, 2017. Lakesite ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakesite is located at latitude 35.2028 and longitude -85.1413 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakesite (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Lakesite (GNIS ID: 2404875) 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 City of Lakesite is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakesite 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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Lakesite, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,831
Daytime Population: Workers 612
Daytime Population: Residents 848
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,829
Population in Familes 1,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $77,354
Average Household Income $91,577
Per Capita Income $33,319


Total Housing Units 766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 604 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $206,860
Average Home Value $253,109


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 560
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 0.04% 0.23%
Households -0.08% 0.12%
Families 0.07% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Lakesite, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakesite to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 204 52nd
Population Density # 63 85th
Diversity Index # 323 25th
Median Household Income # 23 95th
Per Capita Income # 30 93rd

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