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 13,904 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lakeland is the 43rd largest community in Tennessee.

Lakeland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Lakeland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Lakeland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lakeland is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeland who work in management occupations (17.27%), office and administrative support (14.55%), and teaching (8.02%).

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.

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. 47.64% 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 2018 was $42,488, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,952 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. Lakeland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakeland include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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

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