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 87.36% 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 (15.33%), office and administrative support (15.29%), and management occupations (15.10%).
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.
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: 43.38% 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 2010 was $40,365, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,460 for a family of four.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lakeland include Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Lakeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.