Lakeland, Georgia Population 2024

2,975

Lakeland is a city located in Lanier County Georgia. Lakeland has a 2024 population of 2,975. It is also the county seat of Lanier County.Lakeland is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 3.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,885 in 2020.

The average household income in Lakeland is $36,856 with a poverty rate of 46.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lakeland is 39.6 years, 28.2 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Lakeland Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.86%
  • White: 49.45%
  • Two or more races: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
963.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.12% (90)
The current population of Lakeland, Georgia is 2,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,885.

Lakeland, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,46049.86%
White1,44849.45%
Two or more races140.48%
Other race60.2%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lakeland Population by Race

Lakeland Population Pyramid 2024

Lakeland Median Age

39.6

Total

28.2

Male

42.8

Female

Lakeland Adults

There are 2,252 adults, (509 of whom are seniors) in Lakeland.

Lakeland Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakeland Sex Ratio

Female1,20441.12%
Male1,72458.88%

Lakeland Population by Age

Lakeland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0172.6240.659.4
Non Family3281.1542.457.6
Female3163.441.698.4
Married2662.694.75.3
Male1074.7315.984.1
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lakeland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.74%.

Lakeland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$22,321

Average Earnings

$28,265

Average Male

$18,967

Average Female

Lakeland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakeland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lakeland Language

96.52% of Lakeland residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Lakeland Language

Lakeland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,36079058.09%
White1,30644033.69%
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46.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

46.32%

Male Poverty Rate

45.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakeland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is Black, with 58.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakeland is White, with 33.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 58.17%.

Lakeland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.97%
High School38.92%
Bachelors or Greater9.39%
Some College3.06%
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Lakeland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0.45%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed29.63%
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Lakeland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakeland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lakeland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakeland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 Over 65.

Lakeland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lakeland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

156

Number of Veterans

132

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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Lakeland Veterans by War

count

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Lakeland Veterans by Age

count

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Lakeland Veterans by Race

Lakeland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakeland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

0.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lakeland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lakeland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lakeland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.68%

Born in Lakeland

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Lakeland residents were born in the United States, with 82.68% having been born in Georgia. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lakeland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,030110.36%
20283,019110.37%
20273,008110.37%
20262,997110.37%
20252,986110.37%
20242,975110.37%
20232,964110.37%
20222,953110.37%
20212,942571.98%
20202,885-440-13.23%
20193,325441.34%
20183,281110.34%
20173,270-10-0.3%
20163,280-6-0.18%
20153,286-34-1.02%
20143,320-57-1.69%
20133,377-37-1.08%
20123,414-20-0.58%
20113,434641.9%
20103,37064023.44%
20002,730833.14%
19802,647783.04%
19702,569
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Lakeland Population by Year