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Lakeland, New York
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Onondaga
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
479 ft (146 m)
 • Total 2,786
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-40607
GNIS feature ID 0954952

Lakeland is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 2,786 at the 2010 census. The community name is derived from its location next to Onondaga Lake.

The community is in the northwest part of the town of Geddes.


Lakeland is located at 43°5′36″N 76°14′45″W / 43.09333°N 76.24583°W / 43.09333; -76.24583 (43.093266, -76.245718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

Lakeland comprises the area along roughly the northern half of the southwest side of Onondaga Lake (which runs southeast to northwest).

Interstate 690 passes through the community.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,852 people, 1,076 households, and 800 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,882.4 per square mile (724.4/km2). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 733.3/sq mi (282.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.39% White, 0.21% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,076 households, out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,378, and the median income for a family was $54,667. Males had a median income of $41,159 versus $25,755 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,000. About 4.0% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.


From the latter part of the nineteenth century through the early years of the twentieth century, Lakeland was home to several upscale hotels and a small amusement park along the shores of Onondaga Lake. These were served by a trolley car line from Syracuse. However, the resort area began to decline before World War I and was gone by the time of the depression. The former resort area is now largely covered by Interstate 690 and parking areas for the New York State Fair, whose permanent grounds are at the southern edge of Lakeland.


The community includes a few gas stations, a Byrne Dairy with an indoor Subway (restaurant), two churches, a few small restaurants, a car dealership, a credit union, Johnny Mac's Pizzeria and Deli, Solvay Middle School, a Best Western hotel, and a golf course. All are within minutes of the New York State Fair.

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