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Lakeland, TN
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Lakeland profile

Living in Lakeland

Lakeland is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 13,772 people and two associated neighborhoods, Lakeland is the 43rd largest community in Tennessee.

Lakeland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Lakeland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

A relatively large number of people in Lakeland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.08% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Lakeland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lakeland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lakeland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lakeland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Lakeland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lakeland. 51.88% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lakeland in 2018 was $48,883, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,532 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lakeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.

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