Lakeland, Florida Population 2020

114,264

Lakeland is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 114,264, it is the 19th largest city in Florida and the 259th largest city in the United States. Lakeland is currently growing at a rate of 1.67% annually and its population has increased by 17.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 97,422 in 2010. Spanning over 75 miles, Lakeland has a population density of 1,728 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lakeland is $63,287 with a poverty rate of 16.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $968 per month, and the median house value is $132,100. The median age in Lakeland is 41.1 years, 40.5 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.3 males.

Lakeland Demographics

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

  • White: 72.54%
  • Black or African American: 20.64%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Lakeland, Florida is 114,264, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 110,516.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 97,422.

Lakeland, Florida Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020752,36722,1792.95%
2019730,18822,1793.04%
2018708,00922,1793.13%
2017685,83019,5942.86%
2016666,23617,4782.62%
2015648,75814,2382.19%
2014634,52011,8081.86%
2013622,7127,2261.16%
2012615,4865,5430.90%
2011609,9436,8151.12%
2010603,1280.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,85872.54%
Black or African American21,86720.64%
Asian2,5492.41%
Two or More Races2,2402.11%
Some Other Race2,0211.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native3420.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.08%

Lakeland Population Pyramid 2020

Lakeland Median Age

41.1


Total

40.5


Male

42.1


Female

Lakeland Adults

There are 85,126 adults, (23,094 of whom are seniors) in Lakeland.

Lakeland Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakeland Sex Ratio

Female

55,988

52.84%

Male

49,970

47.16%

Lakeland Households and Families

Lakeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lakeland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.1%31.9%
All54.9%45.1%
Non Family48.7%51.3%
Male44.8%55.2%
Female36.4%63.6%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All40,9382.4754.9
Married16,9983.1168.1
Non Family16,8171.2848.7
Female5,4643.8236.4
Male1,6593.6444.8

3.2

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lakeland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9644.02%
9th to 12th Grade5,3387.23%
High School Graduate25,28334.26%
Some College14,15619.18%
Associates Degree6,6409.00%
Bachelors Degree12,56717.03%
Graduate Degree6,8609.29%

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,80344,69614,212
Black12,62310,8312,007
Hispanic9,8397,7861,821
Asian1,7291,497988
Other Race1,2471,030251
Multiple Races1,1281,037530
Native American30726645
Islander8154

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,061$38,376$30,923
Less Than High School$23,892$27,285$20,772
High School Grad$26,915$29,957$24,670
Some College$32,448$37,780$28,724
Bachelors Degree$46,263$52,484$41,032
Graduate Degree$52,461$67,359$44,723

$35,061

Average Earnings

$38,376

Average Male

$30,923

Average Female

Lakeland Language

Lakeland Language by Age

Lakeland Language

84.28% of Lakeland residents speak only English, while 15.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.40% of the population.

Lakeland Poverty

Lakeland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,2386,41110.64%
Black21,2096,23029.37%
Hispanic16,2304,09425.22%
Other2,02181740.43%
Multiple2,24041418.48%
Asian2,517813.22%
Native3177423.34%

16.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.53%

Male Poverty Rate

18.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Other, with 40.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Asian, with 3.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.22%
High School18.67%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater5.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.04%
Female Unemployed35.76%
Female Employed8.58%
Male Employed6.65%

Lakeland Income

Lakeland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,313$63,287
Families$57,320$77,118
Married Families$68,501$91,865
Non Families$31,266$41,061

Lakeland Marital Status

Lakeland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakeland Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Lakeland Marital Status by Race

Lakeland Veterans

7,931

Number of Veterans

7,264

Male Veterans

667

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,727
First Gulf War1,231
Korea1,042
Second Gulf War887
World War II455
Age Group Veterans
75+2,657
65 to 742,004
35 to 541,525
55 to 641,372
18 to 34373
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,74210.47%
Black8555.55%
Hispanic4203.48%
2 or More1219.22%
Indian10731.75%
Hawaiian5466.67%
Other362.35%
Asian160.81%

$Lakeland Veterans by Education

9.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakeland Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lakeland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.65%

Born in Florida

89.57%

Native Born

10.43%

Foreign Born

5.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.57% of Lakeland residents were born in the United States, with 44.65% having been born in Florida. 5.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020114,2641,8741.67%
2019112,3901,8741.70%
2018110,5162,7252.53%
2017107,7911,8741.77%
2016105,9172,3102.23%
2015103,6071,5251.49%
2014102,0821,7161.71%
2013100,3661,3311.34%
201299,0351670.17%
201198,8681,1891.22%
201097,67919,2272.22%
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%