Latest Data (2016)
Population 106,420
Nationwide Rank 281

Quick Facts

Lakeland, Florida is the 281st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lakeland, Florida is a city.

Lakeland, Florida is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Lakeland had its largest population ever.

Lakeland, Florida is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 71% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Lakeland, Florida Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
271 Pompano Beach, Florida 109,393 9.0%
272 North Charleston, South Carolina 109,298 33.8%
273 Everett, Washington 109,043 13.2%
274 Waterbury, Connecticut 108,272 0.8%
275 West Palm Beach, Florida 108,161 30.5%
276 Boulder, Colorado 108,090 14.2%
277 West Covina, California 107,847 2.4%
278 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 107,403 33.1%
279 Clovis, California 106,583 52.4%
280 Daly City, California 106,472 2.7%
281 Lakeland, Florida 106,420 25.1%
282 Santa Maria, California 106,290 36.1%
283 Norwalk, California 106,178 1.5%
284 Sandy Springs, Georgia 105,703 24.4%
285 Hillsboro, Oregon 105,164 47.3%
286 Green Bay, Wisconsin 105,139 2.2%
287 Tyler, Texas 104,798 24.0%
288 Wichita Falls, Texas 104,724 0.5%
289 Lewisville, Texas 104,659 33.4%
290 Burbank, California 104,447 3.9%
291 Greeley, Colorado 103,990 32.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Florida

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
126 Tallahassee 190,894 24.7%
130 Port St. Lucie 185,132 107.6%
136 Cape Coral 179,804 73.9%
138 Fort Lauderdale 178,752 4.4%
150 Pembroke Pines 168,587 21.9%
170 Hollywood 151,998 8.8%
190 Miramar 138,449 85.7%
206 Gainesville 131,591 16.4%
209 Coral Springs 130,059 8.6%
243 Clearwater 114,361 4.4%
252 Miami Gardens 113,058 12.2%
267 Palm Bay 110,104 38.2%
271 Pompano Beach 109,393 9.0%
275 West Palm Beach 108,161 30.5%
281 Lakeland 106,420 25.1%
298 Davie 101,871 23.9%
319 Boca Raton 96,114 15.5%
336 Sunrise 93,734 8.9%
341 Plantation 92,706 11.5%
345 Miami Beach 91,917 4.3%
356 Deltona 90,124 28.6%
387 Palm Coast 85,109 156.4%
403 Largo 83,065 11.4%
416 Melbourne 81,185 10.9%
426 Deerfield Beach 79,764 7.1%
443 Fort Myers 77,146 48.4%
457 Boynton Beach 75,569 24.7%
491 Lauderhill 71,626 7.0%
502 Weston 70,015 37.7%
505 Kissimmee 69,369 41.1%
520 Homestead 67,996 113.0%
529 Delray Beach 67,371 11.6%
540 Daytona Beach 66,645 4.4%
554 Tamarac 65,199 16.5%
565 North Port 64,274 176.4%
571 Wellington 63,900 64.5%
572 Jupiter 63,813 60.0%
587 North Miami 62,139 3.9%
601 Port Orange 61,105 31.1%
623 Coconut Creek 59,405 34.3%
626 Ocala 59,253 24.6%
641 Sanford 58,605 49.5%
647 Doral 57,947 174.2%
648 Margate 57,870 7.2%
663 Sarasota 56,610 7.7%
673 Bradenton 55,687 11.2%
699 Bonita Springs 54,198 64.0%
703 Pensacola 53,779 -4.1%
704 Palm Beach Gardens 53,778 48.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 106,420 281
2015 104,401 286
2014 102,346 290
2013 100,710 289
2012 99,999 290
2011 99,078 290
2010 97,422 290
2009 93,738 300
2008 93,233 296
2007 92,467 297
2006 89,853 308
2005 88,764 309
2004 88,000 308
2003 87,859 301
2002 87,455 303
2001 86,512 303
2000 85,067 307
1990 71,043 329