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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Lakeland is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 12,628. Lakeland is in Shelby County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Lakeland offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lakeland and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakeland are above average.
About Lakeland...
Population
12,628

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Lakeland

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,169
National
$55,322
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Lakeland Reviews

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Lakeland is a great suburb of Memphis. Close to Wolfchase shopping, but away from the busyness of Memphis.

Quiet community with several great subdivisions and peaceful farmland.

Elementary school is rated #1 in the state of TN. Brand new Middle school that is quickly becoming a top rated school, too. High school students currently attend Arlington HS. Lakeland has plans to build a high school adjacent to our middle school.

The Lake District is a new outdoor shopping mall in the works. Several stores and restaurants have committed, including a great new Malco Theater.

We have several parks and a new dog park. Recently received a grant from TN for a Sports Complex. Great walking and biking trails and on some Saturday nights, music at the Lamp, our outdoor amphitheater.

Many great things happening in Lakeland right now! Check it out; don't miss the best little City in West TN!
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Lakeland is on the move to become a more desired place to live for families. Adding dog park, Lake District shopping & food, along with a large community park with baseball fields has been approved. Excellent schools big draw!
We love the small town feeling of Lakeland but enjoy the close proximity to the highway and the rest of Memphis. It truly is the Gateway to Memphis. The homes are beautiful and there are many trees. The elementary and middle school are excellent and Lakeland will soon add a high school to complete the school system. We love Lakeland!