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Lakeland, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 103,024 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeland is located at latitude 28.0555 and longitude -81.9549 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.61 sq. miles and a water area of 9.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of Lakeland (GNIS ID: 2404873) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeland 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, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 103,024
Population in Households 99,181
Population in Familes 74,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,843
Population Density1 1,570
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 42,616
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 25,361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,354 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,262 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,548 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $122,878
Average Home Value $164,908


Median Household Income $40,297
Average Household Income $57,138
Per Capita Income $24,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.88% 0.93%
Households 0.7% 0.85%
Families 0.64% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeland 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 # 22 98th
Population Density1 # 459 50th
Diversity Index2 # 245 73rd
Median Household Income # 592 36th
Per Capita Income # 483 48th

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