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Lakeland Highlands, Florida - Basic Facts

The Lakeland Highlands CDP(1) had a population of 12,114 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeland Highlands is located at latitude 27.9597 and longitude -81.9501 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Lakeland Highlands Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Lakeland Highlands, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 12,114 (100%)
Population in Households 12,108 (100.0%)
Population in Families 10,643 (87.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 2,491
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $97,910
Average Household Income $131,633
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $50,880
Wealth Index5 179


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,138 (84.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $296,139
Average Home Value $343,622
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 4,661
Average Household Size 2.60
Family Households 3,609
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.27% 0.34%
Households -0.15% 0.43%
Families   0.36%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Lakeland Highlands, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeland Highlands to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 307 68th
Population Density # 324 66th
Median Household Income # 124 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 753 79th
Per Capita Income # 201 79th
Diversity Index # 581 39th

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