Lakeland, Florida Population 2022

117,281
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Lakeland is a city located in Polk County Florida. Lakeland has a 2020 population of 117,281. Lakeland is currently growing at a rate of 1.48% annually and its population has increased by 20.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 97,640 in 2010.

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.

Lakeland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lakelandwas:

  • White: 70.86%
  • Black or African American: 19.40%
  • Two or more races: 4.00%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Asian: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Lakeland, Florida is 117,281 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 117,281.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 97,640.

Lakeland, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Lakeland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78,18170.86%
Black or African American21,40419.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native4070.37%
Asian2,1801.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander790.07%
Some Other Race3,6693.33%
Two or More Races4,4154.00%
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Lakeland Population by Race

Lakeland Population Pyramid 2022

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Lakeland Median Age

40.8


Total

38.9


Male

42.3


Female

Lakeland Adults

There are 88,772 adults, (24,549 of whom are seniors) in Lakeland.

Lakeland Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakeland Sex Ratio

Female

57,148

51.79%

Male

53,187

48.21%

Lakeland Population by Age

Lakeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lakeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All54.8%45.2%
Non Family48.3%51.7%
Male43.9%56.1%
Female39.9%60.1%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lakeland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,7502.5254.8
Married17,1333.1967.1
Male2,4103.5343.9
Female4,890439.9
Non Family17,3171.348.3

3.26

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Lakeland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8123.62%
9th to 12th Grade5,3706.92%
High School Graduate25,08632.32%
Some College16,56121.34%
Associates Degree7,78110.02%
Bachelors Degree12,84416.55%
Graduate Degree7,1659.23%
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Lakeland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,3851,151711
2+ Races2,5722,3421,018
White50,67446,87414,010
Other Race2,0571,867464
Hispanic10,9199,1072,453
Black13,35811,0892,245
Native American1811815
Islander4031

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%.

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,397$39,641$31,372
Less Than 9th Grade$22,371$23,659$21,014
High School Graduate$30,100$31,475$27,102
Some College$33,186$38,699$27,888
Bachelors Degree$49,325$60,351$41,782
Graduate Degree$56,462$70,331$48,750

$35,397

Average Earnings

$39,641

Average Male

$31,372

Average Female

Lakeland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakeland Language by Age

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Lakeland Language

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.

Lakeland Language

Lakeland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native38126770.08%
Black20,8195,34825.69%
Hispanic17,5803,60320.49%
Asian2,13827112.68%
White62,5926,41510.25%
Other1,213NaN%
Multiple4,25952812.40%

15.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.77%

Male Poverty Rate

17.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakeland

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%.

Lakeland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.15%
High School17.94%
Some College9.65%
Bachelors or Greater4.73%

Lakeland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.97%
Male Unemployed41.87%
Female Employed7.22%
Female Unemployed31.01%

Lakeland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakeland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,136$71,464
Families$61,846$87,590
Married Families$74,593$104,044
Non Families$33,103$44,658
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Income by Household Type

Lakeland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 45-54.

Lakeland Marital Status by Race

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Lakeland Marital Status

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8,372

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,584
First Gulf War1,330
Vietnam2,589
Korea886
World War II661

Lakeland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34676
35 to 541,891
55 to 641,158
65 to 741,736
75+2,911

Lakeland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,29211.13%
Black6484.11%
Native American7729.73%
Asian60.38%
Islander3139.24%
Other Race1134.78%
2+ Races2056.65%
Hispanic7365.62%

Lakeland Veterans by Race

Lakeland Veterans by Education

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6.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakeland Veterans by Education

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55.2%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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42.90%

Born in Lakeland

88.92%

Native Born

11.08%

Foreign Born

5.77%

Non Citizen

5.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Lakeland Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19006000.00%
19103,7193,11920.01%
19207,0623,3436.62%
193018,55411,49210.14%
194022,0683,5141.75%
195030,8518,7833.41%
196041,35010,4992.97%
197042,8031,4530.35%
198047,4064,6031.03%
199070,57623,1704.06%
200078,4527,8761.06%
201097,64019,1882.21%
201198,8341,1941.22%
201299,0001660.17%
2013100,3261,3261.34%
2014102,0341,7081.70%
2015103,5501,5161.49%
2016105,8372,2872.21%
2017107,7121,8751.77%
2018110,4212,7092.52%
2019112,1361,7151.55%
2020113,8511,7151.53%
2021115,5661,7151.51%
2022117,2811,7151.48%

Lakeland Population by Year