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Lakeland Highlands, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lakeland Highlands Census Designated Place had a population of 11,347 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeland Highlands is located at latitude 27.9574 and longitude -81.9511 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Lakeland Highlands Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.78 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 223 feet.

The Lakeland Highlands Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403209) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lakeland Highlands Census Designated Place is located within Lakeland CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeland Highlands population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lakeland Highlands, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,347
Population in Households 11,339
Population in Familes 9,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 2,335
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 4,289
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 3,340
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,705 (79.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 584 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $254,979
Average Home Value $306,069


Median Household Income $80,200
Average Household Income $108,773
Per Capita Income $41,152
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.62%
Households 0.29% 0.52%
Families 0.12% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakeland Highlands, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeland Highlands to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 296 68th
Population Density1 # 334 64th
Diversity Index2 # 607 34th
Median Household Income # 64 93rd
Per Capita Income # 126 86th

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