Lakeland demographics profile

StatisticLakelandFloridaNational
Population102,71419,934,451318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,55829491
Median age40.341.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%38%43%
Speak English85%72%79%
Speak Spanish11%21%13%
Lakeland, FL has a population of 102,714 and is the 299th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,558 per sq mi which is 431% higher than the Florida average and 1620% higher than the national average. The median age in Lakeland is 40 which is approximately 3% lower than the Florida average of 42. In Lakeland, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 45% of Lakeland residents were born in Florida, 43% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Lakeland is 431% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Lakeland is 3% lower than Florida.
  • In Lakeland 73.16% of the population is White.
  • In Lakeland 20.39% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lakeland 1.93% of the population is Asian.

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Lakeland population breakdown by race

RaceLakelandFloridaNational
White73.16%75.90%73.35%
Black or African American20.39%16.14%12.63%
Asian1.93%2.61%5.22%
American Indian0.18%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.01%2.48%3.06%
Other race1.29%2.54%4.75%
In Lakeland, 14.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lakeland, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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