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Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, roughly halfway between Tampa and Orlando. According to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city had a population of 100,710. Lakeland is a principal city of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area (coterminous with Polk County), which had an estimated population of 623,009 in July 2013 based on data from the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research. It is twinned with Richmond Hill, Ontario; Imabari, Ehime, Japan; Balti, Moldova; Portmore, Jamaica; and Chongming County, Shanghai, China as part of the Sister Cities program. The area was home to Native American tribes. Lakeland was settled in the 1870s and expanded in the 1880s with the arrival of rail service. Lakeland is home to the 1,267-acre Circle B Bar Reserve.

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Lakeland City in Florida has been around since Native American settlers occupied it 12 thousand years ago. The advent of railroads gave a new lease of life to this Floridian city. Many of the city’s districts are enjoying a historical status owing to the excellent architectural specimens and town planning systems. Lakeland has featured in several Hollywood comedies in the 1990s. You can grab a bicycle and check out the several architectural masterpieces in the city. Or you can simply catch a game at one of the many sports centers in Lakeland. You will also find several people strolling around the historic Frances Langford Promenade.

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Facts and Stats for Lakeland*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lakeland

    Know the pollution level of Lakeland before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Lakeland: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lakeland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lakeland.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Lakeland - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lakeland is 218.47 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.26 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 5.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 59.3 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 149.24 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lakeland

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lakeland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 20 USD

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