Lakeland, TN
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Lakeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 12,553 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 88.45% 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 sales jobs (16.25%), management occupations (15.61%), and office and administrative support (14.06%).

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.

Because of many things, Lakeland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lakeland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lakeland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Lakeland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Lakeland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.01% of adults in Lakeland have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lakeland in 2010 was $39,458, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,832 for a family of four. However, Lakeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lakeland is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lakeland include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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

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