Lakeland Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Lakeland is 115,401. 23.15% is under 18, while 22.20% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 4.94% of the population was five years old or younger, 23.15% were 18 years or younger and 33.53% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 51.06% female and 48.94% male.

Lakeland Housing

According to the US Census, Lakeland has 52,994 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Lakeland was 85.95%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $186,700

Lakeland Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 78.55% of Lakeland's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 7.30% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 2.21% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 1.31%

White Alone59.23%
Black Or African American Alone19.33%
Some Other Race Alone7.30%
Asian Alone2.21%
White Black Or African American1.31%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.45%

How Educated is Lakeland

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 16.8% of Lakeland residents had a bachelor's degree, while 10.0% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 26.80% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Lakeland CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher87.0%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency36.0%
Some College Or Associates Degree33.9%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher25.3%
Some College No Degree19.9%
Bachelors Degree16.8%

Average Income in Lakeland

The median household income in Lakeland is $55,029. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $55,029.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $65,515 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $75,368.

A closer examination of the income groups of Lakeland households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $25,000 and $34,999 (13.4%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (3.6%). 7.4% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$75,368
Nonfamily households$35,671