Lakeland, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakeland, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeland had a population of 3,564 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Lakeland, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,564
Population in Households 3,419
Population in Familes 2,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density2 1,154
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $33,781
Average Household Income $50,840
Per Capita Income $19,888


Total Housing Units 1,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 745 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 546 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $96,544
Average Home Value $169,724


Total Households 1,291
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 876
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 1.03%
Households 0.97% 1.02%
Families 1.4% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2018 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 Density # 128 80th
Diversity Index # 172 73rd
Median Household Income # 483 23rd
Per Capita Income # 399 36th

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