Lakeland, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakeland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 13,462 as of July 1, 2016. Lakeland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeland is located at latitude 35.2553 and longitude -89.7263 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The City of Lakeland (GNIS ID: 2404871) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lakeland is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lakeland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,462
Population in Households 13,454
Population in Familes 12,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 572
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,724
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,711
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,857 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 868 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $257,434
Average Home Value $310,805


Median Household Income $91,885
Average Household Income $105,588
Per Capita Income $37,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.03%
Households 0.95% 0.86%
Families 0.97% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakeland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeland to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 90th
Population Density1 # 194 55th
Diversity Index2 # 74 83rd
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 17 96th

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