Lakeland Highlands, Florida Population 2024

11,276

Lakeland Highlands is a city located in Polk County Florida. Lakeland Highlands has a 2024 population of 11,276. Lakeland Highlands is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,575 in 2020.

The average household income in Lakeland Highlands is $141,575 with a poverty rate of 3.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lakeland Highlands is 46.3 years, 45.6 years for males, and 47.2 years for females.

Lakeland Highlands Demographics

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

  • White: 86.71%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • Black or African American: 2.4%
  • Other race: 2.13%
  • Asian: 1.77%
  • Native American: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,319.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.58% (-299)
The current population of Lakeland Highlands, Florida is 11,276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,575.

Lakeland Highlands, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,77786.71%
Two or more races7136.32%
Black or African American2712.4%
Other race2402.13%
Asian2001.77%
Native American750.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lakeland Highlands Population by Race

Lakeland Highlands Population Pyramid 2024

Lakeland Highlands Median Age

46.3

Total

45.6

Male

47.2

Female

Lakeland Highlands Adults

There are 8,655 adults, (2,416 of whom are seniors) in Lakeland Highlands.

Lakeland Highlands Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Lakeland Highlands Sex Ratio

Female5,48048.6%
Male5,79651.4%

Lakeland Highlands Population by Age

Lakeland Highlands Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2702.6484.415.6
Married2,6233.0693.96.1
Non Family1,0711.3368.331.7
Female3773.1273.526.5
Male1993.1766.833.2
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

84.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lakeland Highlands 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 Highlands Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lakeland Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.97%.

Lakeland Highlands Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,361

Average Earnings

$74,630

Average Male

$51,862

Average Female

Lakeland Highlands Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lakeland Highlands Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lakeland Highlands Language

91.8% of Lakeland Highlands residents speak only English, while 8.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.22% of the population.

Lakeland Highlands Language

Lakeland Highlands Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,9833383.76%
Hispanic1,436523.62%
Black27162.21%
Multiple71240.56%
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3.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.63%

Male Poverty Rate

4.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lakeland Highlands

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lakeland Highlands is White, with 3.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lakeland Highlands is Multiple, with 0.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.54%.

Lakeland Highlands Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.77%
High School7.33%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater1.16%
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Lakeland Highlands Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed18.4%
Female Employed3.75%
Male Employed1.79%
Female Unemployed
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Lakeland Highlands Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lakeland Highlands Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lakeland Highlands Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lakeland Highlands Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lakeland Highlands Marriage

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

Lakeland Highlands Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lakeland Highlands Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

935

Number of Veterans

793

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

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Lakeland Highlands Veterans by War

count

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Lakeland Highlands Veterans by Age

count

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Lakeland Highlands Veterans by Race

Lakeland Highlands Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lakeland Highlands Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lakeland Highlands Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lakeland Highlands Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lakeland Highlands 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

46.28%

Born in Lakeland Highlands

94.37%

Native Born

5.63%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

4.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.37% of Lakeland Highlands residents were born in the United States, with 46.28% having been born in Florida. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lakeland Highlands Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202411,276
202311,276
202211,276-50-0.44%
202111,326-249-2.15%
202011,575-757-6.14%
201912,332-44-0.36%
201812,376310.25%
201712,345-81-0.65%
201612,4266985.95%
201511,728790.68%
201411,6492602.28%
201311,3893002.71%
201211,0891101%
201110,979-77-0.7%
201011,056
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Lakeland Highlands Population by Year