Lake is a town in Newton and Scott counties, Mississippi. The population was 408 at the 2000 census. Lake is the birthplace of country music singer Randy Houser.GeographyLake is located at . The town is located mostly within Scott County, with a portion on the east in adjacent Newton County. In the 2000 census, 393 of the town's 408 residents lived in Scott County and 15 in Newton County.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles , all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 408 people, 147 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 370.2 people per square mile (143.2/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 144.3 per square mile (55.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 44.36% White, 55.15% African American, and 0.49% from two or more races.There were 147 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.31.