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Lake View

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Lake View is located in Tuscaloosa County in the west-central region of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
Lake View was incorporated in 1997.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Lake View recorded a population of 2,801. Of that number, 89.4 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 8.6 percent as African American, 0.2 percent as two or more races, 0.1 percent as Asian, 1.2 percent as Hispanic, and 0.2 percent as American Indian. The town's median household income was $80,573 and the per capita income was $28,702.
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Lake View was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (20.0 percent)
  • Manufacturing (19.9 percent)
  • Retail trade (9.2 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (8.9 percent)
  • Construction (7.9 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (5.9 percent)
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (5.7 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (5.4 percent)
  • Public administration (5.2 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (4.3 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (3.8 percent)
  • Information (2.0 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (1.8 percent)
Lake View is part of the Tuscaloosa County Public Schools. There are no schools in the town itself.
Lake View is served by State Highway 216, which runs east-west through the town and connects with Interstate 20/59 just to the east of the town. and 182, both of which run east-west, and State Highway 161, which runs north-south. Jack Edwards Airport serves general aviation.

Additional Resources

Tuscaloosa County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1999.
Published:  August 31, 2016   |   Last updated:  September 2, 2020