Lakeside, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakeside, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lakeside Census Designated Place had a population of 33,928 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeside is located at latitude 30.13 and longitude -81.7682 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Lakeside Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 13.52 sq. miles and a water area of 2.19 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Lakeside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403211) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lakeside Census Designated Place is located within Orange Park CCD of Clay County.


Lakeside, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 33,928 (100%)
Population in Households 33,857 (99.8%)
Population in Families 28,992 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 71 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 2,522
Diversity Index2 53


Median Household Income $59,454
Average Household Income $78,269
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,371
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,225 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,069 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 897 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $178,955
Average Home Value $202,648
Housing Affordability Index3 190


Total Households 12,294
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 9,348
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.9% 1.28%
Households 0.8% 1.23%
Families 0.73% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   1.25%


Lakeside, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeside to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 123 87th
Population Density # 330 64th
Median Household Income # 338 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 679 74th
Per Capita Income # 475 48th
Diversity Index # 419 55th

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