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The Town of Lake had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2016. Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake is located at latitude 32.3407 and longitude -89.3295 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Lake are located in Scott County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Newton County.

The Town of Lake (GNIS ID: 2405968) 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 Town of Lake is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake: Maryville.

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


Total Population 315
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $61,207
Average Home Value $97,222


Median Household Income $30,292
Average Household Income $46,451
Per Capita Income $17,878
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.19%
Households -0.52% -0.17%
Families -0.55% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 314 14th
Population Density1 # 267 27th
Diversity Index2 # 69 81st
Median Household Income # 217 40th
Per Capita Income # 203 44th

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