Lakeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 12,642 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lakeland is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeland who work in management occupations (13.00%), office and administrative support (12.49%), and sales jobs (8.98%).
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.
The citizens of Lakeland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.93% 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 $41,039, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,156 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.