Lakeland, FL

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Population

104,165

1.41% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$42,033

2.72% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

42,578

4.32% growth

Median Property Value

$119,700

9.52% growth

About

In 2017, Lakeland, FL had a population of 104k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $42,033. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lakeland, FL grew from 102,714 to 104,165, a 1.41% increase and its median household income grew from $40,918 to $42,033, a 2.72% increase.

The population of Lakeland, FL is 61.6% White Alone, 19.5% Black or African American Alone, and 14.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lakeland, FL speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakeland, FL are Southeastern University (897 degrees awarded in 2017), Florida Southern College (792 degrees), and Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland (55 degrees).

The median property value in Lakeland, FL is $119,700, and the homeownership rate is 56.3%. Most people in Lakeland, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakeland, FL is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Green Scene Glow at Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, Florida.

Economy

The economy of Lakeland, FL employs 42.6k people. The largest industries in Lakeland, FL are Retail Trade (7,106 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,560 people), and Educational Services (3,908 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,786), and Utilities ($51,096).

Median household income in Lakeland, FL is $42,033. Males in Lakeland, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Lakeland, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,033

2017 value

± $1,103

2.72%

1 Year Growth

± 3.41%

Households in Lakeland, FL have a median annual income of $42,033, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,918 in 2016, which represents a 2.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakeland, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 118.22

  2. Census Tract 118.34

  3. Census Tract 123.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakeland, FL was Census Tract 118.22 with a value of $88,750, followed by Census Tract 118.34 and Census Tract 123.04, with respective values of $77,500 and $76,988.

The following map shows all of the places in Lakeland, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakeland, FL (17.9k out of 100k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    9,833 ± 738

  2. Black

    6,853 ± 598

  3. Hispanic

    3,605 ± 462

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakeland, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

42.6k

2017 Value

± 1,421

4.32%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakeland, FL grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 40.8k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakeland, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,571 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,640 people), and Management Occupations (3,471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakeland, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lakeland, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,571 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,640 people), and Management Occupations (3,471 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakeland, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (1.25 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lakeland, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,926), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,100), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,939).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.6k

2017 Value

± 1,421

4.32%

1 Year growth

± 4.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lakeland, FL grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 40.8k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakeland, FL, are Retail Trade (7,106 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,560 people), and Educational Services (3,908 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakeland, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lakeland, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lakeland, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,106 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,560 people), and Educational Services (3,908 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lakeland, FL has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.49 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.46 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lakeland, FL, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,786), and Utilities ($51,096).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.6% of the population of Lakeland, FL has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lakeland, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Lakeland, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.4%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

19.1%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakeland, FL declined by 7.45% from 12.3% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakeland, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lakeland, FL is home to a population of 104k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.59% of Lakeland, FL residents were born outside of the country (9.99k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lakeland, FL is composed of 64.1k White Alone residents (61.6%), 20.3k Black or African American Alone residents (19.5%), 15.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 2.25k Asian Alone residents (2.16%), 1.92k Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 273 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.262%), 200 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.192%), and 62 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0595%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lakeland, FL was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Lakeland, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lakeland, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.99k people

9.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.44k people

As of 2017, 9.59% of Lakeland, FL residents (9.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakeland, FL was 9.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Lakeland, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lakeland, FL was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    64.1k ± 1.45k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    20.3k ± 1.28k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.1k ± 1.33k

In 2017, there were 3.17 times more White Alone residents (64.1k people) in Lakeland, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.3k Black or African American Alone and 15.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lakeland, FL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,689 ± 338

  2. Korea

    1,033 ± 146

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    880 ± 198

Lakeland, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lakeland, FL awarded 1,812 degrees. The student population of Lakeland, FL is skewed towards women, with 5,429 male students and 6,465 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakeland, FL are White (1,238 and 70.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (248 and 14.1%), Black or African American (161 and 9.16%), and Unknown (46 and 2.62%).

The largest universities in Lakeland, FL by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern University (897 and 49.5%), Florida Southern College (792 and 43.7%), and Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland (55 and 3.04%).

The most popular majors in Lakeland, FL are General Business Administration & Management (241 and 13.3%), Missionary Studies & Missiology (157 and 8.66%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (86 and 4.75%).

The median tuition costs in Lakeland, FL are $29,217 for private four year colleges, and $3,152 and $3,152 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 167 degrees awarded

  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lakeland, FL was General Psychology with 82 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lakeland, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 897 degrees awarded

  2. 792 degrees awarded

  3. 55 degrees awarded

$3,152

Median In-State Public

$29,217

Median Private

In 2017, the Lakeland, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern University with 897 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

656

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 656 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakeland, FL, which is 0.567 times less than the 1,156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,238 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    248 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    161 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lakeland, FL were to White students. These 1,238 degrees mean that there were 4.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 248 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakeland, FL was $119,700 in 2017, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,300 to $119,700, a 9.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakeland, FL is 56.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lakeland, FL have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lakeland, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,700

2017 Median

± $4,922

$109,300

2016 Median

± $4,572

In 2017, the median property value in Lakeland, FL grew to to $119,700 from the previous year's value of $109,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lakeland, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakeland, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$42,033

Median Household Income

± $1,103

40.4k

Number of Households

± 1,318

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.4k households in Lakeland, FL grew to $42,033 from the previous year's value of $40,918.

The following chart displays the households in Lakeland, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lakeland, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakeland, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%

2017 Homeownership

55.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.3% of the housing units in Lakeland, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lakeland, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakeland, FL have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Lakeland, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    9.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lakeland, FL was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.46%) and those who Worked At Home (4.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lakeland, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakeland, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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