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Lakeland, Tennessee

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The location of Lakeland

Welcome to Lakeland ...

The city of Lakeland is located in Shelby County.

The location of Lakeland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lakeland has a population of 12,617 people<2> (see below for details).

Lakeland is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lakeland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lakeland is located in the (901) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakeland had a population of 12,430 people. This makes Lakeland the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lakeland represents 0.2% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,430 people, the population of Lakeland increased 81.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,862 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lakeland had an population of 12,617 people. This is an increase of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 83.87% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lakeland.

Communities Also Named Lakeland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Lakeland - they are located in Florida, 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, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lakeland.

Websites for Lakeland ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lakeland. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeland.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Lakeland ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Memphis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Lakeland

Collierville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Lakeland

Germantown   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Lakeland

Spring Lake   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Lakeland

Millington   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lakeland

Clopton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Lakeland

Located in Tipton County

Atoka   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Lakeland

Located in Tipton County

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Lakeland

Located in Fayette County

Feathers Chapel   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Lakeland

Located in Fayette County

Munford   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Lakeland

Located in Tipton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lakeland.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lakeland.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lakeland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lakeland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakeland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lakeland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2585, Longitude: -89.7307     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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