Lakeland is a city located in Polk County Florida. With a 2020 population of 115,685, it is the 22nd largest city in Florida and the 277th largest city in the United States. Lakeland is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 2.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 112,641 in 2020. Spanning over 75 miles, Lakeland has a population density of 1,749 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lakeland is $67,899 with a poverty rate of 15.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,056 per month, and the median house value is $160,400. The median age in Lakeland is 41.1 years, 39.4 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakelandwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 51.34%.
82.74% of Lakeland residents speak only English, while 17.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.46% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Native, with 70.08% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Multiple, with 12.40% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.46%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lakeland
88.92% of Lakeland residents were born in the United States, with 42.90% having been born in Florida. 5.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.