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Overview

Introduction to Lakeland, Tennessee

Lakeland, Tennessee, in Shelby county, is 18 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is in the Memphis area.

Lakeland History

Lakeland is in Shelby County, which was created in the year 1819 by the Tennessee General Assembly’s act. The incorporation of the city was financed and conceived by Louis Garner. The first mayor of the Lakeland was Beverle Rivera. The first city meeting took place in 1977.

Lakeland and nearby Attractions

  • Pink Palace Museum
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Graceland
  • Meeman - Shelby Forest State Park
  • Fort Pillow State Park
  • Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village

Things To Do In Lakeland

The Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the area. Local churches include Sunset Church and the Greater Bush Grove Church. The Fort Pillow State Park, the Wall Doxey State Park and the Fuller State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, the Putt-Putt Family Fun Park, the Davies Manor Plantation and the Memphis Motorsport Park are all in the area as well.

Lakeland Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Lakeland Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College.

People

Total Population 12,556
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,039
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 63.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $113,594
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,121
Median House Value $236,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lakeland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee
County Shelby
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38002
Phone Area Codes 901
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.23
Longitude -89.74

Lakeland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEMPHIS WSFO
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station AMES PLANTATION
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56 inches
Station HOLLY SPRINGS 4 N
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 11,635 $95,885
Bartlett 58,107 $89,096
Gallaway 828 $29,196
Germantown 39,262 $123,577
Millington 11,113 $64,848
Piperton 1,709 $99,276

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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