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Lakeland is a city in Polk County.

The community was named for the many lakes within the city limits.

The latitude of Lakeland is 28.039N. The longitude is -81.95W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 87,860.


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Median household income
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$33,119
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lakeland demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 516. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Waterboy"
· 1990 movie, "Edward Scissorhands"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Performing arts: Imperial Symphony Orchestra
Lakeland attractions: Lake Mirror Promenade
Sports teams: Lakeland Thunderbolts (American Indoor Football Association), Tigers (minor league baseball), GCL Tigers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Mobile Museum of Polk County, Polk Museum of Art, Explorations V Children's Museum, International Sport Aviation Museum
Colleges and universities: University of South Florida, Florida Southern College, Polk Community College, Southeastern University
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National index: 100
Local index: 95

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13% of Lakeland residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakeland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakeland was $19,760, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Lakeland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Lakeland include Florida Southern College Architectural District, South Lake Morton Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Lakeland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $816.


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Libraries in Lakeland include Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lakeland include Lakeland Ledger

TV stations in Lakeland include WMOR.

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakeland political report.

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The average commute time for Lakeland workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 32 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lakeland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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