A small city in Virginia, Lakeside has slightly less than 13,000 residents. At an average age of just under 40, the city's population is slightly older compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Most residents own their homes in Lakeside, and 40% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,024/month, which is $261 a month less than the state average.
Many Lakeside residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 22% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top career path in the city. Lakeside workers bring in an average annual income of just over $67,000, less than the Virginia average. Lakeside's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Lakeside has a relatively high concentration of college graduates compared to the national average (13%), as 16% of the city's residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's Degree. Furthermore, 25% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 23 minutes, Lakeside's commute time is faster than the state average of about 30 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 48% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Relatively few commuters walk to work.