Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida located about midway between Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland's area occupies 51.45 square miles. Lakeland is the principal city of the Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
At the 2000 census, Lakeland’s population was 78,452 people. The Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 561,606. Lakeland’s population density is 1,711.3 people per square mile. Lakeland has a racial makeup that is 73.52% white, 0.28% American Indians, 1.34% Asian American, 21.26% African Americans, 6.41% are Hispanic, 0.06% Pacific Islanders, 1.76% are from other ethnic backgrounds, while 1.79% are made up of two or more racial groups.
Lakeland’s median income for a household is $33,119, and the median income for a family is $40,468. Lakeland’s per capita income is $18,760. In Lakeland, 10.7% of families and 15% of the population live below the poverty line.
Lakeland is home to a campus of the University of South Florida, Florida Southern College, Henley Field Ball Park, Joke Marchant Stadium, Lakeland Square Mall, Lakeside Village, and Lakeland Center.
Lakeland health insurance and Lakeland life insurance depend on the medical care Lakeland citizens receive. Lakeland medical centers include Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Good Shepherd Hospice, St. Joseph Children’s Hospital, Lakeland Hills Center.
Lakeland auto insurance and Lakeland home insurance depend on Lakeland’s crime rates. Lakeland’s violent crime rate is 516, and the property crime rate is 5,165.
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