Lakeland, Florida 

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Population

115,283

+7.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$39,238

Median Home Price

$221,200

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Best Places to Live in Lakeland, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Lakeland, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Lakeland, FL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Leisure activities
Cost of living
Attractive setting
Cons
Growth & sprawl
Low educational attainment
Summer heat and humidity


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

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Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakeland jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lakeland's cost of living is 13.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lakeland's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lakeland's population is 115,283 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lakeland is Real Estate: $221,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.8%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Lakeland

It's a good time to buy in Lakeland. Home Appreciation is up 18.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lakeland is $221,200.

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Reviews for Lakeland   26 Reviews
love it - 1/31/2021
been there a few times i love it and i a m planning to ove this... Read More

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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

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


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

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