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Population (year 2000): 78,452. Estimated population in July 2005: 88,713 (+13.1% change)
Males: 36,444 (46.5%), Females: 42,008 (53.5%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $33,119 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Lakeland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.5%)
  • Black (21.3%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (12.5%), English (11.1%), Irish (10.3%), United States (9.8%), Italian (3.2%), French (3.2%).Florida

Elevation: 190 feet

Land area: 45.8 square miles

Lakeland,

For population 25 years and over in Lakeland

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakeland city

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

5.6% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,091 (+9.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (35.1 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (930.0 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (3.1 miles Winston, Lake, FL (3.4 miles Crystal Settlement, FL (3.6 miles Combee FL (5.0 miles Gibsonia, Highlands, FL (5.4 miles Lakeland FL (5.6 miles Medulla, FL (7.2 miles Kathleen, Corner, FL (7.4 miles Fussels


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 144 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 1998: 204 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1999: 231 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2000: 167 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 183 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 220 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2003: 257 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 389 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 580 buildings, average cost: $154,600

Latitude: 28.04 N, Longitude: 81.96 W

Area code: 863


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Retail trade (15.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +26,477 (+33.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,264 (56.4%)


 

Crime in Lakeland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 2 1 4 3
    per 100,000 2.5 1.3 5.1 3.8
Rapes 42 48 59 44
    per 100,000 53.5 61.2 75.2 56.1
Robberies 233 136 248 250
    per 100,000 297.0 173.4 316.1 318.7
Assaults 312 262 270 368
    per 100,000 397.7 334.0 344.2 469.1
Burglaries 1,260 1,246 1,326 1,018
    per 100,000 1606.1 1588.2 1690.2 1297.6
Thefts 4,472 3,983 3,899 3,332
    per 100,000 5700.3 5077.0 4969.9 4247.2
Auto thefts 477 326 497 345
    per 100,000 608.0 415.5 633.5 439.8
581.7 492.0 566.6 511.6

Average climate in Lakeland, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lakeland,

Lakeland-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the Lakeland city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Freddie Mitchell - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Nov 28, 1978), Joe Nemechek - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 26, 1963), Laroni Gallishaw - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Apr 4, 1981), Rod Smart - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Jan 9, 1977), Chris Capko - College basketball player (South Florida Bulls), Chris Fontaine - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 1, 1981), Chris Richard - College basketball player (Florida Gators), Darrell Lake - College football player (Marshall Thundering Herd), Rashad Anderson - College basketball player (Connecticut Huskies).

Main business address for: PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES), FLORIDAFIRST BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Lakeland:
  • LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1400 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lakeland:
  • SOUTH FLORIDA BAPTIST HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; PLANT CITY, FL)
  • BARTOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; BARTOW, FL)
  • WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lakeland:
  • LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 6 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
  • TAMPA INTL (about 39 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: TPA)
  • MAC DILL AFB (about 42 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: MCF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lakeland:
  • SOUTH LAKELAND (about 10 miles; MULBERRY, FL; ID: X49)
  • PLANT CITY MUNI (about 14 miles; PLANT CITY, FL; ID: PCM)
  • BARTOW MUNI (about 15 miles; BARTOW, FL; ID: BOW)

Amtrak station:
LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 30 $109,152 $43,660 3 $3,084
Solid Waste Management 67 $184,178 $32,987 0 $0
Sewerage 63 $223,142 $42,503 3 $4,227
Electric Power 732 $2,991,775 $49,045 6 $14,294
Financial Administration 92 $355,951 $46,428 5 $5,477
Water Supply 75 $261,713 $41,874 2 $4,517
Parks and Recreation 193 $490,802 $30,516 220 $157,390
Judicial and Legal 6 $36,276 $72,552 0 $0
Other Government Administration 38 $164,547 $51,962 8 $13,470
Police Protection - Officers 231 $1,089,197 $56,581 0 $0
Police - Other 112 $319,250 $34,205 15 $12,978
Firefighters 119 $479,962 $48,399 1 $1,094
Fire - Other 9 $30,645 $40,860 0 $0
Streets and Highways 87 $295,739 $40,791 0 $0
Airports 16 $57,916 $43,437 0 $0
Local Libraries 35 $98,981 $33,936 14 $11,818
Other and Unallocable 118 $379,842 $38,628 146 $113,873
Totals for Government 2023 $7,569,068 $44,898 423 $342,222
Colleges/Universities in Lakeland:
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 2,057; Location: 3225 WINTER LAKE RD; Public; Website: WWW.PCSB.K12.FL.US/TRAVISS)
  • FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,948; Location: 111 LK HOLLINGSWORTH DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.flsouthern.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD (FT enrollment: 1,180; Location: 1000 LONGFELLOW BLVD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-LAKELAND (FT enrollment: 586; Location: 995 E MEMORIAL BLVD STE 110; Private, for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • THE ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 332; Location: 3131 FLIGHTLINE DR LAKELAND LINDER REGIONAL AIPORT; Private, for-profit)
  • FLORIDA CAREER INSTITUTE INC (FT enrollment: 168; Location: 4222 S FLORIDA AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.FloridaCareerInstitute.com)
  • AVANTI HAIR TECH (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 905 E MEMORIAL BLVD; Private, for-profit)
  • FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PREACHING (Location: 1807 S FLORIDA AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: FSOP@GTE.NET)
  • WHITEFIELD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Location: 1343 ARIANA ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lakeland:
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 32 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 37 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
Public high schools in Lakeland:
  • GEORGE W. JENKINS SENIOR HIGH (Students: 2,068; Location: 6000 LAKELAND HIGHLANDS; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAKELAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,043; Location: 726 HOLLINGSWORTH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAKE GIBSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,710; Location: 7007 N SOCRUM LOOP ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KATHLEEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,515; Location: 2600 CRUTCHFIELD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARRISON CENTER/PERFORMING ARTS (Students: 365; Location: 750 HOLLINGSWORTH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ARC - ACADEMIC RESEARCH CENTER (Students: 271; Location: 7007 N SOCRUM LOOP ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MAYNARD E. TRAVISS TECHNICAL CENTER (Students: 136; Location: 3225 WINTER LAKE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Lakeland:
  • LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 862; Location: 1111 FOREST PARK STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • EVANGEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 777 CARPENTERS WAY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 4210 LKLND HGHLNDS ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SONRISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 3151 HARDIN COMBEE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SANTA FE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 3110 HWY 92 EAST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 1945 NORTH FLORIDA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lakeland:
  • VALLEYVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,128; Location: 4900 E COUNTY ROAD 540-A; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAKE GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,099; Location: 6901 N SOCRUM LOOP ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKELAND HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,082; Location: 740 LAKE MIRIAM DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SLEEPY HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,047; Location: 2215 SLEEPY HILL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 958; Location: 2815 EDEN PARKWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CRYSTAL LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 951; Location: 2410 N CRYSTAL LAKE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MCKEEL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY (Students: 949; Location: 1810 W PARKER STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • SCOTT LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 860; Location: 1140 E STATE ROAD 540-A; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROCHELLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Students: 816; Location: 1501 MARTIN L KING JR AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • KATHLEEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 789; Location: 3627 KATHLEEN PINES; Grades: 06 - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Lakeland:
  • ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 4450 HARDEN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 3720 OLD HIGHWAY 37; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 306; Location: 223 S MISSOURI AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 820 MARCUM RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • LAKE WIRE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 146; Location: 84 LAKE WIRE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • PATHWAY CHRISTIAN LEARNING CEN (Students: 120; Location: 1942 W MEMORIAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • ST LUKES CHR ACAD - PRESCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 910 W QUINCY ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHRIST COMMUNITY (Students: 53; Location: 704 BRUNNELL PKWY; Grades: KG - 10)
  • FERRELL ACADEMY (Students: 49; Location: 2222 N CRYSTAL LAKE DR; Grades: PK - 2)
  • LAKELAND ADVENTIST JR ACADEMY (Students: 45; Location: 1443 N. GILMORE AVE.; Grades: KG - 10)

Notable locations in Lakeland: Parker Plaza (A), Cleveland Heights Country Club (B), Bib Town Railroad Station (C), Tolson Railroad Station (D), Foodco Railroad Station (E), Polk Museum (F), Lakeland Public Library (G).

Shopping Centers: Lakeland Square Mall (1), Lakeland Mall (2), Eastside Village Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Lakeland include: Missionary Assembly of God Church (A), Modest Saint Church (B), Mount Calvary Church (C), Alliance Church (D), Cleveland Heights Church (E), Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (F), Mount Sinai Church (G), Mount Sinai Primitive Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Gapway Cemetery (1), Lakeland Memorial Gardens (2), Griffin Cemetery (3), Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens (4), Stephenson Cemetery (5), Lakeview Cemetery (6), Tiger Flowers Cemetery (7).

Lakes: Sherwood Forest Lake (A), Parker, Lake (B), Meadow View Lake (C), Morton, Lake (D), Hunter, Lake (E), John, Lake (F), Crago, Lake (G), Bentley, Lake (H).

Parks in Lakeland include: Joker Marchant Stadium (1), Adair Park (2), Henley Field (3), Bryant Stadium (4), Sertoma Park (5), Dobbins Park (6), Drane Park (7), Munn Park (8), Handley Park (9).


Lakeland compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Lakeland:
  • WONN (1230 AM; 1 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWAB (1330 AM; 1 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO STATION WWAB, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WTWD (910 AM; 5 kW; PLANT CITY, FL; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Lakeland:
  • W242AK (96.3 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Lakeland:
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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