Population: 87,346

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 54%
Single 46%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Lakeland has a very low population density. Lakeland is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,905 Lakeland
27,441 New York

City Info

Lakeland, FL is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Lakeland has a population density of 1,905, with 87,346 current residents.

Out of the 87,346 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 66% Sun
  • 50% Rain
  • 0% Snow


71°F average temperature

  • 30 years Median home age
  • $76,230 Median home price
  • -16.84% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.74% Annual property tax
  • 52.4%
    Homes owned
  • 33.4%
    Homes rented
  • 14.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Lakeland, the air quality is 71% and the weather, on average, is 66% sunny, 50% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 71°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Lakeland, you should know that 52.4% of homes are owned while 33.4% of homes are rented, and 14.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $76,230, the median age of homes is 30 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.84% and the annual property tax is 9.74%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Lakeland, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Lakeland’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Lakeland is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 46.34% Democratic, 52.45% Republican, and 1.21% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 80%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 14%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Lakeland, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.00% of residents are unemployed in Lakeland (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Lakeland residents: 11.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.82% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.5% are in the customer service field, 28.9% are in the sales field, 0.39% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 79.57%, 6.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.66% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.62% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Lakeland, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Lakeland have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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