Lakeland, Florida Population 2021

115,566
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Lakeland is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 115,566, it is the 18th largest city in Florida and the 255th largest city in the United States. Lakeland is currently growing at a rate of 1.51% annually and its population has increased by 18.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 97,422 in 2010. Lakeland reached it's highest population of 115,566 in 2021. Spanning over 75 miles, Lakeland has a population density of 1,747 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakeland is $67,899 with a poverty rate of 16.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $999 per month, and the median house value is $149,500. The median age in Lakeland is 41.1 years, 39.4 years for males, and 42.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Lakeland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakeland was:

  • White: 72.27%
  • Black or African American: 20.47%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Asian: 2.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Lakeland, Florida is 115,566, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 110,421.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 97,422.

Lakeland, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021761,13718,1802.39%
2020742,95718,1802.45%
2019724,77718,1802.51%
2018706,59721,2293.00%
2017685,36819,5452.85%
2016665,82317,3002.60%
2015648,52314,1252.18%
2014634,39811,7651.85%
2013622,6337,1801.15%
2012615,4535,5050.89%
2011609,9486,8461.12%
2010603,1020.00%

Lakeland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White77,99072.27%
Black or African American22,09120.47%
Some Other Race2,9782.76%
Asian2,3762.20%
Two or More Races1,9661.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native4060.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1150.11%
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Lakeland Population by Race

Lakeland Population Pyramid 2021

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Lakeland Median Age

41.1


Total

39.4


Male

42.7


Female

Lakeland Adults

There are 87,089 adults, (23,948 of whom are seniors) in Lakeland.

Lakeland Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakeland Sex Ratio

Female

56,817

52.65%

Male

51,105

47.35%

Lakeland Population by Age

Lakeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.4%30.6%
All55.6%44.4%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Male46.5%53.5%
Female37.6%62.4%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakeland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,2762.555.6
Married17,2363.1169.4
Non Family16,6341.2848.1
Female5,3403.9137.6
Male2,0663.5846.5

3.21

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Lakeland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1174.12%
9th to 12th Grade5,9507.87%
High School Graduate24,95933.02%
Some College14,74619.51%
Associates Degree7,2279.56%
Bachelors Degree12,69116.79%
Graduate Degree6,8949.12%
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Lakeland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,66045,41114,347
Black13,07110,8922,050
Hispanic10,7658,4832,103
Other Race1,6891,424306
Asian1,5261,245778
Multiple Races994897481
Native American2022029
Islander5941

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.98%.

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,333$38,992$31,217
Less Than High School$23,680$25,920$21,963
High School Grad$29,277$30,851$26,554
Some College$33,194$39,001$28,885
Bachelors Degree$46,145$53,263$41,390
Graduate Degree$53,327$67,165$48,895

$35,333

Average Earnings

$38,992

Average Male

$31,217

Average Female

Lakeland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakeland Language by Age

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Lakeland Language

83.35% of Lakeland residents speak only English, while 16.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.39% of the population.

Lakeland Language

Lakeland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,3426,45110.52%
Black21,4136,24029.14%
Hispanic17,2543,62120.99%
Other2,97869423.30%
Multiple1,96132616.62%
Asian2,35425410.79%
Native35820356.70%

16.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.54%

Male Poverty Rate

18.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Native, with 56.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is White, with 10.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.49%.

Lakeland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.45%
High School17.49%
Some College10.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Lakeland Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed46.34%
Female Unemployed30.35%
Female Employed9.05%
Male Employed6.43%

Lakeland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakeland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,511$67,899
Families$59,918$82,485
Married Families$71,211$98,541
Non Families$31,555$42,713
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Income by Household Type

Lakeland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakeland Married by Age and Sex

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Lakeland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lakeland Marital Status by Race

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Lakeland Marital Status

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7,834

Number of Veterans

7,118

Male Veterans

716

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,708
First Gulf War1,314
Second Gulf War932
Korea911
World War II421

Lakeland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,606
65 to 741,910
35 to 541,462
55 to 641,454
18 to 34402

Lakeland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,80110.37%
Black7684.82%
Hispanic4353.37%
Indian9129.84%
Other693.50%
2 or More514.03%
Hawaiian4135.65%
Asian130.73%

Lakeland Veterans by Race

Lakeland Veterans by Education

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7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakeland Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lakeland Employment by Age

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Lakeland Employment by Race

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Lakeland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.36%

Born in Florida

89.13%

Native Born

10.87%

Foreign Born

5.76%

Non Citizen

5.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.13% of Lakeland residents were born in the United States, with 44.36% having been born in Florida. 5.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lakeland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021115,5661,7151.51%
2020113,8511,7151.53%
2019112,1361,7151.55%
2018110,4212,7092.52%
2017107,7121,8751.77%
2016105,8372,2872.21%
2015103,5501,5161.49%
2014102,0341,7081.70%
2013100,3261,3261.34%
201299,0001660.17%
201198,8341,1941.22%
201097,64019,1882.21%
200078,4527,8761.06%
199070,57623,1704.06%
198047,4064,6031.03%
197042,8031,4530.35%
196041,35010,4992.97%
195030,8518,7833.41%
194022,0683,5141.75%
193018,55411,49210.14%
19207,0623,3436.62%
19103,7193,11920.01%
19006000.00%

Lakeland Population by Year