Lakeland, Tennessee facts for kids
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Location of Lakeland in Shelby County, Tennessee.
|• Total||23.90 sq mi (61.90 km2)|
|• Land||23.48 sq mi (60.82 km2)|
|• Water||0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)|
|Elevation||397 ft (121 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||541/sq mi (226.01/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1313627|
Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a part of the Memphis metropolitan area. The population was 12,430 at the 2010 census.
Lakeland is located at 35°13′50″N 89°44′25″W / 35.23056°N 89.74028°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (47 km2), of which 17.6 square miles (46 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (2.33%) is water.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,372||9.87%|
|Hispanic or Latino||976||7.02%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 13,904 people, 4,148 households, and 3,322 families residing in the city.
The city was the location of the now defunct Lakeland Amusement Park. It had two railroads within the park property, including the 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge Huff 'n' Puff Railroad and a separate 16 in (406 mm) miniature railway railroad made by the Allan Herschell Company.
- Lakeland, Tennessee is at coordinates 35°13′50″N 89°44′25″W / 35.23056°N 89.74028°W.
- Lakeland's Racing Past: Lakeland International Raceway
Lakeland is served by the Lakeland School System (LSS) and Arlington Community Schools.
Assigned schools are as follows:
Lakeland Middle Preparatory School opened in the summer of 2017. Grades 5 through 8 attend the school.
Lakeland High Preparatory School - should be completed in 2022. The high school will serve grades 5 thru 12.
Arlington High School (9-12 grade) https://acsk-12.org