Lakeland, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakeland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 13,362 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Lakeland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,362
Population in Households 13,354
Population in Familes 12,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 568
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $91,295
Average Household Income $108,662
Per Capita Income $38,185


Total Housing Units 4,816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,726 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 955 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $327,369


Total Households 4,681
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,668
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 0.58%
Households 0.6% 0.47%
Families 0.59% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 2018 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 # 45 90th
Population Density # 194 55th
Diversity Index # 71 84th
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 19 96th

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