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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakeland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lakeland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33809 ZIP code.
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.
21% of Lakeland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Lakeland include Florida Southern College Architectural District, South Lake Morton Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lakeland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $816.
Libraries in Lakeland include Lakeland Public Library, Larry R. Jackson Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lakeland include Lakeland Ledger
TV stations in Lakeland include WMOR.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakeland political report.
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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