StatisticSouthwestLakelandFlorida
Population2,161102,71421,477,737
Population density (sq mi)2,1161,558410
Median age44.740.341.6
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a51%54%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%37%38%
Speak Englishn/a85%72%
Speak Spanishn/a11%21%

Key findings

  • The population density in Southwest is 36% higher than Lakeland
  • The median age in Southwest is 11% higher than Lakeland
  • In Southwest 81.59% of the population is White
  • In Southwest 14.95% of the population is Black
  • In Southwest 0.63% of the population is Asian

Compare Lakeland, FL Demographics

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      Southwest population breakdown by race

      RaceSouthwestLakelandFlorida
      White81.59%73.16%75.90%
      Black14.95%20.39%16.14%
      Asian0.63%1.93%2.61%
      American Indian0.00%0.18%0.27%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.06%
      Mixed race1.95%3.01%2.48%
      Other race0.88%1.29%2.54%
      In Southwest, 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Southwest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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