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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Lake County is located in Florida with a population of 326,215. In Lake County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lake County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
326,215

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Lake County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    240.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    103.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    591.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,884.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lake County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,734
National
$55,322

Lake County Reviews

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I love all the lakes and beautiful views when driving up and down hills . I also enjoy the country life and nature walks thru state parks. Living here is very affordable and manageable. I've been living in lake county since I was in the 2nd grade. And enjoyed every bit of it. I can always go back to take my kids on lake walks and park visits. Very family friendly and small town as I knew it is constantly changing and growing. I would consider it to anyone who want a steady and moderate place to live. Yet, my opinion on the school system is bitter sweet. And I think they should built community centers and after school programs for the kids that reside in lake county.
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It’s a relatively quiet, suburban and rural area. The population is not very large, and there’s very little crime.
Very pleasant place to be. A suburbia with a warm hometown feel. I found that there was a lot recent development in this area over the years, which adds to the overall family feel that one can experience when visiting here. Its apart of a beautiful chain of lakes and I would definitely recommend anyone with children to visit at least once.