Lake Park, situated in Union County, is a village made up of .8 square miles.
July 24, 2017
Lake Park was chartered in 1994.
The median resident age in Lake Park is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $73,000 making it about $25,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $30,000. The average price for a home in Lake Park is about $199,000 (2015) which is $39,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Lake Park is 84% White, 7% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 7% other. 96% of the population are high school graduates, with 41% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 13% are divorced, 4% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.
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Lake Park belongs to Union County in the Southern part of North Carolina. The County, which was home to the Kissing Case during the Civil Rights Movement in 1958, is a part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 201,300. The county's largest city and county seat, Monroe, has a population of 32,800.
Union County borders Cabarrus, Stanly, Anson, Mecklenburg, Lancaster (SC), and Chesterfield (SC) counties.
Union County is made up of 640 square miles. 632 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.
The population of Lake Park, NC is about 3,400. The population has increased since the 2000 census.
The elevation of Lake Park, NC is 686 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Lake Park, NC is 28079.
The area code for Lake Park, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Lake Park and Union County have voted mostly Republican, with 65% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 41% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 10%.
The unemployment rate for Lake Park is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Sales, management, material moving, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.