Lake Park, Georgia
Lake Park City Hall
|o Mayor||Eric Schindler|
|o Total||1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)|
|o Land||1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)|
|o Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||157 ft (48 m)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||516/sq mi (199.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0332166|
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. 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 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.
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.