Welcome to Lakeland ...
The city of Lakeland is located in Shelby County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Lakeland has a population of 12,618 people<1> (see below for details).
Lakeland is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Lakeland lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Lakeland: (901)
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 (that had a count of 6,862 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Lakeland had an population of 12,618 people. This is an increase of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 83.88% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Lakeland ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lakeland. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.
|<1>||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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|<2>||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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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Lakeland. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lakeland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using 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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