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Lakesite, Tennessee
Motto(s): 
A Great Place to Call Home
Location of Lakesite in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Location of Lakesite in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hamilton
Incorporated 1972
Government
 • Type Manager-Commission
Area
 • Total 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Land 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
748 ft (228 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,826
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,864
 • Density 1,071.26/sq mi (413.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip codes
37343, 37379
FIPS code 47-40540
GNIS feature ID 1290516
Website http://www.lakesitetn.gov/

Lakesite is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,826 at the 2010 census. It is a northern suburb of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, located 15 miles north of the city.

Geography

Lakesite is located at 35°12′21″N 85°8′11″W / 35.20583°N 85.13639°W / 35.20583; -85.13639 (35.205735, -85.136357).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 651
1990 732 12.4%
2000 1,845 152.0%
2010 1,826 −1.0%
2019 (est.) 1,864 2.1%
Sources:

2020 census

Lakesite racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,692 91.16%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 14 0.75%
Native American 1 0.05%
Asian 18 0.97%
Pacific Islander 2 0.11%
Other/Mixed 80 4.31%
Hispanic or Latino 49 2.64%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,856 people, 765 households, and 569 families residing in the city.

History

Lakesite was incorporated in 1972 from the efforts of Ray Dodson and Hans Bingham. Upon incorporating, the suburb consisted of 200 homes and a population of 500. In 1994 the neighborhood had grown to about 900 and residents petitioned the Lakesite City Commission for annexation. Upon the annexation, which was completed in mid-1995, the population grew to 1,499 and the land increased 66%.

Education

Lakesite is home to two schools: McConnell Elementary and Loftis Middle School.

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