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Overview
Population:97,422
Pop. Change:15%
State: Florida
Metro Area: Lakeland Metro Area
County: Polk County
City:Lakeland
Zip Code:33810, 33801, ... 6 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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Lakeland's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Interesting Facts about Lakeland, Florida

As of 2012, Lakeland's population is 97,422 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.59 percent.

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The median home cost in Lakeland is $86,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.33 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 12.90% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Lakeland public schools spend $5,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 15 students per teacher in Lakeland.

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The unemployment rate in Lakeland is 11.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lakeland jobs have Decreased by 1.87 percent.


Ranked #25 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #81 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #84 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #126 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #337 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Lakeland

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Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 28 minutes.

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Lakeland's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes