Lakeland, Florida

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Population in 2013: 100,710 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.4%
Males: 48,090  (47.8%)
Females: 52,620  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Florida median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 33803, 33805, 33809, 33811, 33815.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,997 (it was $33,119 in 2000)
Lakeland:

$39,997
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,692 (it was $19,760 in 2000)

Lakeland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,100 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Lakeland:

$97,100
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $162,370; Detached houses: $191,190; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,575; In 2-unit structures: $142,185; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,534; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,153; Mobile homes: $54,991; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $155,294

Median gross rent in 2012: $883.

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  • White alone - 61,636 (62.7%)
  • Black alone - 18,203 (18.5%)
  • Hispanic - 14,299 (14.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1,894 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,802 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 236 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 235 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.01%)

Races in Lakeland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lakeland: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (12.2%), German (11.7%), Irish (10.3%), United States (6.6%), Italian (2.3%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 190 feet

Land area: 45.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,197 people per square mile   (low).

Lakeland,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lakeland:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakeland city:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

9,417 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  9.4%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 452 registered sex offenders living in Lakeland, Florida as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lakeland to the number of sex offenders is 221 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,119 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $919 (1.1%)

Lakeland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (31.3 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (821.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Winston, FL (1.6 miles ), Combee Settlement, FL (1.8 miles ), Gibsonia, FL (2.2 miles ), Lakeland Highlands, FL (2.3 miles ), Medulla, FL (2.4 miles ), Fussels Corner, FL (2.6 miles ), Kathleen, FL (2.6 miles ), Highland City, FL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 175 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 1998: 204 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1999: 231 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2000: 167 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2001: 183 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 220 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2003: 257 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 389 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 580 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2006: 844 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2007: 458 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2008: 261 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2009: 158 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2010: 151 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2011: 121 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $218,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.04 N, Longitude: 81.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +36,422 (+36.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,669 (63.0%)

Area code: 863

Lakeland household income distribution Lakeland home values distribution

Property values in Lakeland, FL


Crime rates in Lakeland by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1435363610512610
per 100,000 1.35.03.75.73.36.63.36.610.85.312.76.110.0
Rapes 48594439312657393633203633
per 100,000 60.473.353.644.434.528.863.242.938.835.021.136.533.0
Robberies 136248250215162140202201199169140140144
per 100,000 171.0308.1304.7245.0180.4155.0223.9220.9214.7179.2148.0141.8144.1
Assaults 262270368257217265331354283280287366278
per 100,000 329.5335.5448.6292.9241.6293.3366.9389.0305.4296.9303.5370.6278.2
Burglaries 1,2461,3261,0189541,0849121,1401,0931,0291,2471,1041,3331,296
per 100,000 1567.11647.51240.91087.21207.01009.41263.71201.01110.41322.11167.41349.91296.9
Thefts 3,9833,8993,3323,8443,7743,7553,6663,9563,8793,5153,7543,6123,735
per 100,000 5009.44844.44061.54380.54202.14156.04063.94346.84185.93726.63969.63657.73737.5
Auto thefts 326497345367328378352323341268241202185
per 100,000 410.0617.5420.5418.2365.2418.4390.2354.9368.0284.1254.8204.6185.1
Arson 1711161301212911106114
per 100,000 21.413.719.514.80.013.313.39.911.910.66.311.14.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 509.4584.9512.8462.5417.3410.6478.6476.5451.4414.8407.1413.9399.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lakeland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 420 (217 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Florida average:

2.45

Lakeland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +7,091 (+9.9%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Lakeland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lakeland, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lakeland-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Lakeland city center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 11/29/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lakeland-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 384.1 miles away from Lakeland center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 353.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 404.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 325.1 miles away from Lakeland center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 363.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lakeland topographic map

Birthplace of: Albert Mohler - Theologian, Faith Evans - Actor, Bill Spivey - Basketball player, Gary Barnett - Football player and coach, Brian Johnson (pitcher) - College baseball player, Alan Mills (baseball) - Baseball player, Matt Grothe - Football player, Andrew Reynolds (skateboarder) - Skateboarder, Dennis A. Ross - US Congressman, Dominique Davis - Football player.

Main business address for: PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES), FLORIDAFIRST BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals in Lakeland:

  • LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1324 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD)
  • PALMVIEW HOSP (2510 N FLORIDA AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Lakeland:

  • LAKE VISTA DIALYSIS (3187 US HWY 98 N)
  • LAKELAND DIALYSIS (515 E. BELLA VISTA ST.)
  • LAKELAND SOUTH DIALYSIS (5050 S FLORIDA AVE STE 1)
  • WATSON CLINIC KIDNEY CENTER (1550 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD)

Home Health Centers in Lakeland:

  • ACE HOMECARE (3656 INNOVATION DR)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (1035 S FLORIDA AVE STE 200)
  • AMEDIHEALTH HOME CARE SERVICES INC (747 BON AIR ST)
  • BAYCARE HOME CARE INC (20 LAKE WIRE DR)
  • EXPRESS HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY LLC (4310 S FLORIDA AVE SUITE 102)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (4935 SOUTHFORK DRIVE)
  • GOLDEN CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY LLC (1543 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD, SUITE 7)
  • INFINITY HOMECARE OF LAKELAND LLC (50 LAKE MORTON DRIVE)
  • LIFELINE HEALTH CARE OF LAKELAND (5129 S LAKELAND DR STE 3)
  • PHOENIX HOME CARE INC (1543 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD STE 16)

Nursing Homes in Lakeland:

  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF LAKE PARKER (2020 W LAKE PARKER DR)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF LAKELAND (5245 N SOCRUM LOOP RD)
  • FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAN HOMES INC (909 LAKESIDE AVE)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF LAKELAND (1919 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD)
  • HIGHLANDS LAKE CENTER (4240 LAKELAND HIGHLANDS RD)
  • LAKELAND HILLS CENTER (610 E BELLA VISTA DR)
  • MANOR AT CARPENTERS, THE (1001 CARPENTERS WAY)
  • OAKBRIDGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (3110 OAKBRIDGE BLVD E)
  • PALM TERRACE OF LAKELAND (1919 LAKELAND HILLS BLVD)
  • VALENCIA HILLS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1350 SLEEPY HILL RD)
  • WEDGEWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (1010 CARPENTERS WAY)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Lakeland:

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Amtrak station:

LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/Universities in Lakeland:

  • Florida Southern College (Full-time enrollment: 2,460; Location: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.flsouthern.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Southeastern University (FT enrollment: 2,407; Location: 1000 Longfellow Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.seu.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Everest University-Lakeland (FT enrollment: 626; Location: 995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/lakeland)
  • Traviss Career Center (FT enrollment: 392; Location: 3225 Winter Lake Rd; Public; Website: www.traviss.edu)
  • Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland (FT enrollment: 302; Location: 985 E Memorial Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artisticbeautyschool.com/)
  • Florida Polytechnic University (Location: 4700 Research Way; Public; Website: floridapolytechnic.org; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lakeland:

  • Polk State College (about 16 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 25 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Saint Leo University (about 28 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 14,572)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 28 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)
  • Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (about 31 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 16,672)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 32 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 32 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)

Private high schools in Lakeland:

  • LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,037; Location: 1111 FOREST PARK ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 495; Location: 1401 GRIFFIN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SANTA FE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 3110 HWY 92 E; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • SONRISE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 3151 HARDIN COMBEE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GENEVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY (Students: 151; Location: 4410 E CR 540 A; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 31; Location: 3834 DALE ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Lakeland:

  • RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 3720 OLD HWY 37; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 4450 HARDEN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 274; Location: 6505 ODOM RD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 223 S MISSOURI AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 160; Location: 820 MARCUM RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PATHWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 1942 W MEMORIAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • NEW JERUSALEM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 90; Location: 1129 N MISSOURI AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CROSSROADS SCHOOL LAKELAND (Students: 75; Location: 1540 NEW JERSEY RD; Grades: 1 - 11)
  • GREATER FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 2035 W PARKER ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FLORIDA AUTISM CTR CROSSROADS LAKELAND (Students: 58; Location: 1540 NEW JERSEY RD; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Lakeland, School District: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Southeastern College Assemblies of God is now Southeastern University with over 2000 students and new masters programs including MBA (Master Business Administration).

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Notable locations in Lakeland: La Cita Golf and Country Club (A), Kissimmee Bay Country Club (B), Kingsway Country Club (C), Kings Ridge Golf Club (D), Kings Point Par 3 Golf Course (E), Kings Point Executive Golf Course (F), Lakeland Amtrak Station (G), Florida Southern College J Edgar Wall Waterdome (H), City of Lakeland Carl Dicks Wastewater Treatment Plant (I), Parker Plaza (J), Bryant Stadium (K), Cleveland Heights Country Club (L), Joker Marchant Stadium (M), C D McIntosh Jr Power Plant (N), Bib Town Railroad Station (O), Foodco Railroad Station (P), Tolson Railroad Station (Q), Florida Southern College Student Health Center (R), Florida Southern College Branscomb Memorial Auditorium (S), Florida Southern College L N Pipkin Bandshell (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Eastside Village Shopping Center (1), Lakeland Mall (2), Lakeland Square Mall (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lakeland include: PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS INC (A), FLORIDAFIRST BANCORP INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lakeland include: First Alliance Church (A), Saint Davids Church (B), Northside Church (C), Saint Marks Church (D), Saint Pauls Church (E), North Florida Heights Church (F), New Zion Church (G), New Jerusalem Church (H), Florida Southern College William H Danforth Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens (1), Griffin Cemetery (2), Gapway Cemetery (3), Tiger Flowers Cemetery (4), Roselawn Cemetery (5), Stephenson Cemetery (6), Lakeview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Mirror (A), Meadow View Lake (B), Wood Lake (C), Waterview Lake (D), Lake Somerset (E), Lake Bentley (F), Lake Beulah (G), Lake Pollock (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lakeland include: Adair Park (1), Horney Park (2), Henley Field (3), Handley Park (4), Simpson Park (5), Dobbins Park (6), Drane Park (7), Veterans Park (8), Washington Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: City of Lakeland (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 Lake Morton Dr) (1), Artists Gallery (Art Museums; 619 Florida Ave N) (2), Family Fun Center (4825 South Florida Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: American Assoc of Florida (4408 Hill Ln) (1), Amerisuites (525 Orange St W) (2), Amerisuites Lakeland Exhibition Center (525 W Orange St) (3), Bradley Motel (3208 USHighway 92 East) (4), Budget Inn (1601 George Jenkins Boulevard) (5), Baymont Inn & Suites (4315 Lakeland Park Dr) (6), Comfort Inn & Suites (3520 North Highway 98) (7), Comfort Inn Lake Parker (1817 E Memorial Blvd) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (402 South Kentucky Avenue) (1), Florida State - Judicial- Circuit Court Tenth Judicail- Clerk Of Co (930 East Parker Street) (2), Florida State - Judicial- Court Of Appeal Second District- Second Judicial Court Of Ap (1005 East Memorial Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.2. This is about average.

City:

87.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.167. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.167
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.96
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lakeland and their reported violations in the past:

FOUR LAKES GOLF CLUB (Population served: 1,600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FLORIDA LIGHT ; LIFE MHP (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-23-2011), Fed Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JOY-LAN DRIVE IN (Population served: 346, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
OUTREACH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
MOUNT TABOR BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
TOP KING #2 (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
COUNTRY VILLA MHP (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
OAK HAVEN MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lakeland that have no violations reported:

  • COUNTRY OAKS ADULT MHP (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLEASANT RIDGE M. H. P. (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE RACHLIN MHP (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TENOROC STATE RESERVE/OFFICE (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROBINSON APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.9%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lakeland in 2010:

  • 2,374 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,094 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 267 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 203 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 95 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Lakeland in 2000:

  • 1,525 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,090 people in nursing homes
  • 725 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 91 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 81 people in halfway houses
  • 73 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 31 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Lakeland, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Lakeland compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Lakeland Center. Capacity: 10,000.

Banks with most branches in Lakeland (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Christina Branch, Northside Branch, Lake Miriam Branch, Plantation Square Branch, Southgate Lakeland Branch, Lakeland Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Oakbridge Branch, Christina Branch, Lakeland Edgewood Branch, Downtown Lakeland Main Branch, Foxwood Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Lakeside Village Branch, Lake Christina Branch, North Lakeland Branch, Downtown Lakeland Branch, South Lakeland Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lakeland - Highland Plaza, Lakeland South Banking Center Branch, Lakeland - Plantation Square, Lakeland North. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of Central Florida: Bank Of Central Florida, Courier Service, Executive/Operations Branch, South Lakeland Branch. Info updated 2011/09/15: Bank assets: $258.7 mil, Deposits: $218.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: South Flordia Ave, Combee, Scott Lake, Lakeland Hills. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Citizens Bank and Trust: Edgewood Branch, Schalamar Creek Branch, Downtown Lakeland Branch. Info updated 2007/08/06: Bank assets: $429.4 mil, Deposits: $378.5 mil, headquarters in Frostproof, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Banking Corporation
  • 8 other banks with 12 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lakeland, Florida:

  • Sheraton Inn & Conference Center, 4141 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813 , Phone: (863) 647-3000, Fax: (863) 644-0467
  • The Avenue Hotel Lakeland, 3405 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803 , Phone: (863) 646-5731, Fax: (863) 646-5215
  • Red Carpet Inn, 3410 US 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33805
  • Luell Motel, 1337 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Best Motel, 601 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801 , Phone: (863) 683-5961, Fax: (863) 683-7723
  • Passpolt Inn, 740 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Tiger Villa Motel, 6000 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland, FL 33801
  • Howard Johnson Lakeside, 910 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801 , Phone: (863) 682-0101
  • 35 other hotels and motels
All 43 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lakeland, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lakeland travel time to work - commute Lakeland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Lakeland:

(Lakeland, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lakeland city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.86%
Here: 41.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents33.5%18.6%9.3%6.8%3.8%
Congregations25.3%2.3%7.0%9.1%6.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.2%2.2%18.1%
Congregations3.0%1.1%2.6%0.6%42.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
Polk County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
Polk County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 114$657,948$69,2583$13,621
Other Government Administration 78$400,947$61,6845$5,074
Judicial and Legal 6$45,374$90,7480$0
Police Protection - Officers 270$1,493,808$66,39110$19,036
Police - Other 59$266,827$54,2706$15,657
Firefighters 138$715,636$62,2291$1,585
Fire - Other 7$40,129$68,7930$0
Streets and Highways 91$369,395$48,7111$1,955
Airports 15$67,357$53,8860$0
Solid Waste Management 64$217,904$40,8570$0
Sewerage 77$321,010$50,0282$4,189
Parks and Recreation 206$619,685$36,098103$93,608
Housing and Community Development(Local) 51$259,177$60,9833$7,970
Water Supply 115$506,466$52,8491$899
Electric Power 550$3,131,428$68,32217$33,894
Local Libraries 38$136,327$43,05120$19,532
Other and Unallocable 127$496,713$46,934123$88,675
Totals for Government 2,006$9,746,131$58,302295$305,695

Lakeland government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $7,112,000 ($70.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,177,000 ($31.55)
    Regular Highways: $2,625,000 ($26.06)
    Sewerage: $2,104,000 ($20.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,206,000 ($11.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $456,000 ($4.53)
    Air Transportation: $365,000 ($3.62)
    Libraries: $57,000 ($0.57)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $274,632,000 ($2726.96)
    Police Protection: $26,257,000 ($260.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,250,000 ($201.07)
    Sewerage: $14,691,000 ($145.87)
    Water Utilities: $11,365,000 ($112.85)
    General Public Buildings: $9,765,000 ($96.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,602,000 ($95.34)
    Regular Highways: $9,376,000 ($93.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,302,000 ($92.36)
    Transit Utilities: $9,019,000 ($89.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,260,000 ($42.30)
    Libraries: $2,397,000 ($23.80)
    Air Transportation: $2,395,000 ($23.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,174,000 ($21.59)
    Financial Administration: $2,018,000 ($20.04)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,061,000 ($10.54)
    Parking Facilities: $720,000 ($7.15)
    Central Staff Services: $327,000 ($3.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $222,000 ($2.20)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,336,000 ($231.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $253,743,000 ($2519.54)
    Corporate Bonds: $83,123,000 ($825.37)
    Benefit Payments: $20,468,000 ($203.24)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $9,055,000 ($89.91)
    Withdrawals: $1,617,000 ($16.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,896,000 ($18.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $17,420,000 ($172.97)
    Water Utilities: $9,364,000 ($92.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,816,000 ($77.61)
    Air Transportation: $2,302,000 ($22.86)
    Sewerage: $2,029,000 ($20.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,481,000 ($14.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $788,000 ($7.82)
    General Public Building: $656,000 ($6.51)
    Libraries: $95,000 ($0.94)
    Regular Highways: $79,000 ($0.78)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($0.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($0.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $92,137,000 ($914.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,918,000 ($38.90)

Lakeland government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,197,000 ($150.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,203,000 ($111.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,532,000 ($74.79)
    Air Transportation: $4,039,000 ($40.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,466,000 ($34.42)
    Parking Facilities: $497,000 ($4.93)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $40,306,000 ($400.22)
    From Parent Local Government: $13,284,000 ($131.90)
    Local Employee Contribution: $4,784,000 ($47.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $3,132,000 ($31.10)
    Air Transportation: $1,311,000 ($13.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,159,000 ($11.51)
    All Other: $128,000 ($1.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,453,000 ($14.43)
    Transit Utilities: $546,000 ($5.42)
    Water Utilities: $173,000 ($1.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $30,637,000 ($304.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,814,000 ($97.45)
    Rents: $9,282,000 ($92.17)
    Sale of Property: $1,596,000 ($15.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,017,000 ($10.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $792,000 ($7.86)
    Special Assessments: $766,000 ($7.61)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $340,530,000 ($3381.29)
    Water Utilities: $19,985,000 ($198.44)
    Transit Utilities: $1,901,000 ($18.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,814,000 ($97.45)
    General Local Government Support: $9,643,000 ($95.75)
    Highways: $1,029,000 ($10.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $701,000 ($6.96)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($0.58)
  • Tax - Property: $15,364,000 ($152.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,241,000 ($141.41)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,641,000 ($56.01)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,955,000 ($29.34)
    NEC: $440,000 ($4.37)

Lakeland government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,550,000 ($6866.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $671,978,000 ($6672.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $262,048,000 ($2602.01)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $258,966,000 ($2571.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,182,000 ($379.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,610,000 ($184.79)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,082,000 ($30.60)

Lakeland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $56,874,000 ($564.73)
    Total Other Securities: $43,749,000 ($434.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $272,724,000 ($2708.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $258,966,000 ($2571.40)

7.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.03% ($27,691 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.70% ($28,675)
from Osceola County, FL  0.49% ($26,726)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.14% ($26,149 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.65% ($31,231)
to Osceola County, FL  0.53% ($27,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lakeland:

  • WONN (1230 AM; 1 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWAB (1330 AM; 1 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO STATION WWAB, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WTWD (910 AM; 5 kW; PLANT CITY, FL; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakeland:

  • W242AK (96.3 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lakeland:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lakeland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 79
Total length: 599 meters (1,965ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,860,845
Total average daily truck traffic: 188,321

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 30
  • 2000-2009: 24
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lakeland, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lakeland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 363 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lakeland, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 720 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lakeland)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lakeland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 328 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED249$138,475201$151,154619$151,78734$64,5962$697,13084$120,25523$56,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$129,25911$138,51077$165,91220$40,3481$168,0007$130,9303$44,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED79$123,03362$102,547407$141,73465$44,8111$267,38049$94,82123$43,283
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$123,32623$140,857210$148,95914$53,2260$022$91,8168$88,009
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$122,8388$119,25352$147,1113$88,8900$05$130,7082$95,330

Detailed mortgage data for all 30 tracts in Lakeland, FL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 13 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$211,8734$129,8380$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$131,5642$207,7404$166,048
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$156,5303$145,2531$145,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$166,2203$223,4131$145,040
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$104,1800$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 964
  • Hazardous Condition: 311
  • Service Call: 336
  • Good Intent Call: 79

Incident types - Lakeland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lakeland, FL
Most common first names in Lakeland, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,36175.0 years
William1,29774.5 years
James1,19372.4 years
Mary1,08179.0 years
Robert1,00972.9 years
Charles76674.5 years
George63676.3 years
Joseph50274.7 years
Helen47880.5 years
Dorothy46178.8 years
Most common last names in Lakeland, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith67175.2 years
Johnson40575.3 years
Williams37973.3 years
Jones36876.4 years
Brown35575.7 years
Davis27172.3 years
Miller25177.3 years
Anderson19875.6 years
Wilson19772.6 years
Thomas18473.4 years
Businesses in Lakeland, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7Kincaid1
ALDI1Kohl's1
AMF Bowling1La Quinta2
AT&T4La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware2Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts8Lane Furniture3
Aeropostale1LensCrafters2
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's2Lowe's2
Arby's2Macy's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott1
AutoZone4Marshalls1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets2
BMW1Mazda1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's11
Bath & Body Works2Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Blockbuster3Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental1New Balance3
Buffalo Wild Wings1New York & Co1
Burger King5Nike8
Burlington Coat Factory1Nissan1
CVS7Office Depot1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1Outback2
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse2
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panera Bread2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Papa John's Pizza4
Church's Chicken1Payless3
Circle K13Penske3
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut6
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Publix Super Markets9
Curves1Quality1
DHL2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack3
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry2Rooms To Go2
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts4SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club2
FedEx35Sears5
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Ford1Staples2
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Starbucks6
GNC3Steak 'n Shake3
GameStop3Subaru1
Goodwill3Suburban1
H&R Block9T-Mobile7
Hardee's1T.G.I. Driday's1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell5
Hilton2Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom2
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul18
Hyundai1UPS43
IHOP2Vans3
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York7Waffle House2
Journeys1Walgreens10
Justice1Walmart2
KFC4YMCA4

Lakeland on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $ (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Earl T. Robinson (36)
  • Linnell Martinez (12)
  • Michael J. Tolentino (9)
  • Gregory W. Schrader (8)
  • William W. Berry (8)
  • William A. Lippy (6)
  • Michael L. Suter (6)
  • Jose D. Milla (6)
  • Steven Eschrich (6)
  • Guy C. Yodock (5)

Total of 265 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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