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Welcome to Lakeland ...
Lakeland was established in 1884.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lakeland has a population of 112,123 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Lakeland is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Lakeland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Lakeland is located in the (863) area code.
The ZIP codes for Lakeland: 33801-33807, 33809-33811, 33813, 33815<4>
Websites for Lakeland ...
Official Website: www.lakelandgov.net/
Chamber of Commerce: www.lakelandchamber.com/
Junior League: www.jlgl.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lakeland had an population of 112,123 people. This is an increase of 15.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakeland had a population of 97,422 people (or 16.18% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Lakeland the county's most populous community.
The population of Lakeland represents 0.52% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 97,422 people, the population of Lakeland increased 24.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 78,452 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lakeland.
Communities Also Named Lakeland ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 30 communities that are also named Lakeland - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lakeland.
Communities near Lakeland ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lakeland.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lakeland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lakeland.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lakeland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lakeland.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeland. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lakeland.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lakeland ...
Looking for more information about Lakeland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Lakeland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lakeland.
Adding Lakeland to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lakeland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lakeland was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Lakeland on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Lakeland.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Lakeland: www.lakelandgov.net/
The official website for Polk County: www.polk-county.net/
The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023