Lakeland, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakeland, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 3,472 as of July 1, 2016. Lakeland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeland is located at latitude 31.0408 and longitude -83.0747 in Lanier County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lanier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Lakeland (GNIS ID: 2404872) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lakeland is located within Lakeland Division of Lanier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakeland: Alapaha, Alapaha Station, Mill Town, Milltown.

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Lakeland, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,472
Population in Households 3,299
Population in Familes 2,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 173
Population Density1 1,125
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,255
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 666 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 589 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $89,820
Average Home Value $144,303


Median Household Income $32,250
Average Household Income $45,833
Per Capita Income $18,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.62%
Households 0.83% 0.72%
Families 1.38% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -2.04%
Per Capita Income   0.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakeland, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeland to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 209 67th
Population Density1 # 128 80th
Diversity Index2 # 162 74th
Median Household Income # 451 28th
Per Capita Income # 378 40th

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