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James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Lakeview is located in southwestern DeKalb County in the northeastern part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
The town is located on top of Sand Mountain.
According to 2016 Census estimates, Lakeview recorded a population of 133. Of that number, 92.5 percent of the population reported themselves as white, and 7.5 percent as Asian. The median household income was $44,758 and the per capita income was $24736.
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Kinsey was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (27.7 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (12.8 percent)
  • Construction (10.6 percent)
  • Public administration (10.6 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (10.6 percent)
  • Information (6.4 percent)
  • Retail trade (6.4 percent)
  • Information (4.9 percent)
  • Manufacturing (4.3 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extraction (4.3 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (4.3 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (2.1 percent)
Students in Lakeview attend DeKalb County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
State Highway 75 bisects Lakeview running northeast-southwest. County Highway 843 passes just north of town running northwest-southeast.
Events and Places of Interest
Lake Guntersville is located about 12 miles west of Lakeview, and Buck's Pocket State Park lies about seven miles northwest of town.

Additional Resources

DeKalb County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of DeKalb County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 1998.
Published:  September 8, 2016   |   Last updated:  September 2, 2020