Lakeland, TN

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Living in Lakeland

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.

Because of many things, Lakeland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lakeland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lakeland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lakeland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small city, Lakeland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Lakeland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.57% 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 $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.

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