Lakeland, Tennessee

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Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb of Memphis. The population was 6,862 at the 2000 census.



Lakeland is located at 35°13′50″N 89°44′25″W / 35.23056°N 89.74028°W / 35.23056; -89.74028. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.7 km²), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (2.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,862 people, 2,748 households, and 2,025 families residing in the city. The population density was 389.5 people per square mile (150.4/km²). There were 2,904 housing units at an average density of 164.8/sq mi (63.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.56% White, 5.22% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 2,748 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,897, and the median income for a family was $64,444. Males had a median income of $46,750 versus $32,366 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,956. About 2.2% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

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