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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Lakeland is a town in New York with a population of 2,512. Lakeland is in Onondaga County. Living in Lakeland offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeland there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Lakeland and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Lakeland...
Population
2,512

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Lakeland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lakeland

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,000
National
$55,322
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Lakeland Reviews

3 reviews
Lakeland is a small friendly town that is a short drive from the city. Most of the residents are at least in their 30's, not a lot of diversity. Mostly consisting of Caucasian residents. Has a good nearby elementary and middle school.
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We have Destiny USA - huge shopping mall with a lot of big name stores and attracts a lot of tourists from Canada. Not many small businesses, they don't last long in this town.
employers are constantly leaving the area