Lakeland, Florida 

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Population

104,401

48% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$39,238

Avg. Home Price

$152,100

Best Places to Live in Lakeland, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area
Pros
-Leisure activities
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Growth & sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat and humidity

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What Bert Has To Say About Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area

Lakeland historically has been a major agricultural center with citrus growing, processing, and distribution, and a large phosphate mining industry mainly to the west. Winter Haven is a rapidly growing resort area to the east, and both places, taking advantage of a strategic location between major Florida centers of Tampa Bay and Orlando and relatively low housing costs, are becoming retirement and family living destinations.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
City: Lakeland
Zip Codes: 33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lakeland is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakeland jobs have increased by 1.31%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 8.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lakeland's population is 104,401 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.93%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lakeland is $152,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.26%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Lakeland public schools spend $9,657 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Lakeland. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lakeland

It's a good time to buy in Lakeland. Home Appreciation is up 10.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Lakeland Real Estate.

The median home price in Lakeland is $152,100. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Lakeland   25 Reviews
Tiresome - 5/14/2018
Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I ... Read More

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It is what you make of it - 9/22/2017
I moved to the area 36 plus years ago. I attended public school and my sisters attended private school. I worked for a local company for 24 years, I'm married and I own... Read More

Lakeland is beautiful - 4/9/2016
As a native Lakelander, I have watched my hometown grow over the years to close to 100,000. Our hometown is blessed with many beautiful parks and lakes, and is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA
33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815
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