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Lake City, Arkansas
Craighead County Courthouse, Eastern District in Lake City
Location of Lake City in Craighead County, Arkansas.
|• Total||3.18 sq mi (8.24 km2)|
|• Land||3.15 sq mi (8.17 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||226 ft (69 m)|
|• Density||737.71/sq mi (284.83/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−06:00 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0077429|
Lake City is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States, along the St. Francis River. Lake City is one of two county seats in Craighead County. The population was 2,326 as of the 2020 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lake City is located in eastern Craighead County at(35.817866, -90.439927), along the west bank of the St. Francis River. It is 16 miles (26 km) east of downtown Jonesboro.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.35%, is water.
List of highways
The St. Francis River Bridge located in Lake City is the only lift bridge in the world that has been raised only once since its construction. To construct a four-lane highway, 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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||42||1.81%|
|Hispanic or Latino||61||2.62%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,326 people, 936 households, and 651 families residing in the city.
Lake City is part of the Riverside School District, formed as a result of consolidation with the Lake City School District with that of nearby Caraway on July 1, 1985. The Riverside High School mascot and athletic teams are known as "the Rebels". There are two elementary schools associated with the school: one is located in Lake City and the other in Caraway.
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