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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,541
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+6,044
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married60.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.6%
Median Earnings25+$54,378
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,733

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,888
% Above Poverty Level96.2%
% Below Poverty Level3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$252,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
English13.1%
Irish9.2%
German8.5%
Italian4.8%
French Except Basque4.7%
Scottish2%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Polish0.5%
Arab0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
African0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Lakeland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes38002
Phone Area Codes901
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.28
Approximate Longitude-89.66

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)

StationMEMPHIS WSFO
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationAMES PLANTATION
Distance30.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56 inches
StationHOLLY SPRINGS 4 N
Distance33.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington11,599$98,557
Bartlett58,318$90,067
Gallaway948$36,667
Germantown39,213$121,390
Millington11,069$59,472
Piperton1,703$96,719

Lakeland Public Schools

Lakeland Elementary School
10050 Oak Seed La
ZIP: 38002
(901) 867-7071
Primary
Total Enrollment 851
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