Lakeland, FL
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Lakeland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 104,401 people and 63 constituent neighborhoods, Lakeland is the 23rd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Lakeland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lakeland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakeland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeland who work in office and administrative support (15.12%), sales jobs (12.45%), and management occupations (8.32%).

The population of Lakeland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lakeland, 24.69% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lakeland in 2010 was $22,449, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,796 for a family of four. However, Lakeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lakeland is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lakeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakeland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lakeland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakeland include German, Irish, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lakeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.