LIVING IN LAKELAND
Lakeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 12,618 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.52%), office and administrative support (14.94%), and sales jobs (10.69%).
Also of interest is that Lakeland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Lakeland is a very good place for families to consider. Lakeland has a combination of good schools, low crime rate, college-educated locals 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 environment and great 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 education level of Lakeland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lakeland, 44.44% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lakeland in 2010 was $41,595, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,380 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 in Lakeland is English. Other languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.