Lake City, Arkansas

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Lake City is a town in Craighead County, Arkansas in the United States, along the St. Francis River. The population was 1,956 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. It serves as a second county seat, serving the Eastern District of Craighead County (Jonesboro serves the Western District).


Notable facts

Lake City had the only lift bridge in the world that has never been raised. During the construction of St. Francis River Bridge there was an earthquake that made the river unsuitable for boats to pass through. A new bridge was constructed in 2002 and the lift bridge was moved to a location just south of the new bridge where it remains as a landmark.


Lake City is located at 35°49′4″N 90°26′24″W / 35.81778°N 90.44°W / 35.81778; -90.44 (35.817866, -90.439927)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,956 people, 731 households, and 546 families residing in the town. The population density was 340.2/km² (881.9/mi²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 135.0/km² (349.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 731 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

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