Lakeland Highlands, Florida

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Lakeland Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,557 at the 2000 census. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Lakeland Highlands is an affluent area south of Lakeland city limits. Its schools include, George W. Jenkins Senior High School (named after the founder of Publix Supermarkets, based in Lakeland), Lakeland Highlands Middle School and Valleyview Elementary. This area is experiencing high growth with new subdivisions being developed every year.



Lakeland Highlands is located at 27°57′48″N 81°56′58″W / 27.96333°N 81.94944°W / 27.96333; -81.94944 (27.963351, -81.949439)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.0 km²), of which, 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (9.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,557 people, 4,501 households, and 3,740 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,248.8 people per square mile (868.9/km²). There were 4,748 housing units at an average density of 850.3/sq mi (328.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.21% White, 2.47% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.85% of the population.

There were 4,501 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.08.

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