Lakeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 12,617 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lakeland is the 47th largest community in Tennessee.
Lakeland real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Lakeland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lakeland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakeland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeland who work in management occupations (14.81%), office and administrative support (14.42%), and sales jobs (10.11%).
Also of interest is that Lakeland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lakeland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lakeland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, Lakeland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Lakeland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.57% of adults in Lakeland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakeland in 2018 was $41,090, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,360 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Lakeland include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lakeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.