Lakeland, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakeland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 13,499 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lakeland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,499
Daytime Population: Workers 1,730
Daytime Population: Residents 6,322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,052
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 13,491
Population in Familes 12,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 574
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $91,458
Average Household Income $110,271
Per Capita Income $38,854


Total Housing Units 4,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,883 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 854 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $262,194
Average Home Value $311,222


Total Households 4,736
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,719
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.14% 0.9%
Households 0.85% 0.77%
Families 0.87% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

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, 2017 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 # 44 90th
Population Density # 193 55th
Diversity Index # 74 83rd
Median Household Income # 16 96th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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