Lake Park, Georgia
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Lake Park, Georgia
Lake Park, Georgia
Lake Park City Hall
Lake Park City Hall
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Georgia
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°41?5?N 83°11?16?W / 30.68472°N 83.18778°W / 30.68472; -83.18778Coordinates: 30°41?5?N 83°11?16?W / 30.68472°N 83.18778°W / 30.68472; -83.18778
CountryUnited States
 o MayorEric Schindler
 o Total1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 o Land1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 o Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
157 ft (48 m)
 o Total733
 o Estimate 
 o Density516/sq mi (199.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-44704[2]
GNIS feature ID0332166[3]

Lake Park is a city in Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 733 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 549 at the 2000 census.


Lake Park was laid out in 1859, and named for a pond near the original town site.[5] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Lake Park in 1890.[6]


Lake Park is located in southeastern Lowndes County at 30°41?5?N 83°11?16?W / 30.68472°N 83.18778°W / 30.68472; -83.18778 (30.684704, -83.187639).[7] It is bordered to the northwest by the unincorporated community of Twin Lakes.

U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of town as Marion Avenue. It leads northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Valdosta, the county seat, and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Jennings, Florida. Georgia State Route 376 leads east 10 miles (16 km) to Statenville and west 8 miles (13 km) to Clyattville. Interstate 75 passes west and south of Lake Park, with access from Exits 2 (Belville Road) and 5 (State Route 376). I-75 leads north past Valdosta 57 miles (92 km) to Tifton and southeast 47 miles (76 km) to Lake City, Florida.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake Park has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.48%, are water.[8] There are several natural lakes west and north of the city, including two (Ocean Pond and Long Pond) within the city limits.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 549 people, 224 households, and 140 families residing in the city. The population density was 385.5 people per square mile (149.3/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 184.0 per square mile (71.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.15% White, 15.66% African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.19% of the population.

There were 224 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,359, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $30,521 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,715. About 12.8% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line.


The Lowndes County School District operates Lake Park Elementary School. High school students attend Lowndes High School.

South Georgia Regional Library operates the Edith Garlow Johnston Lakes Library in Lake Park. Country Johnson, a property developer in the area, donated the land for the library. It was named after his wife, Edith Garlow Johnson, and opened on March 4, 1990.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Lake Park city, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 128. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1892. p. 659.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Johnston Lakes Library." South Georgia Regional Library. Retrieved on May 10, 2017.

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