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Lakeland
  • City in Florida

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Lakeland is a city in Florida with a population of 107,922. Lakeland is in Polk County. Living in Lakeland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeland there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lakeland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakeland are above average.

About

About Lakeland...
Population
107,922

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$999
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    163
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    86.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    390.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,306.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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