Lakeland Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lakeland metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lakeland in 2020 is 344,000, a 2.08% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lakeland in 2019 was 337,000, a 2.43% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Lakeland in 2018 was 329,000, a 2.49% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Lakeland in 2017 was 321,000, a 2.88% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
Lakeland - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 344,000 2.08%
2019 337,000 2.43%
2018 329,000 2.49%
2017 321,000 2.88%
2016 312,000 2.97%
2015 303,000 2.71%
2014 295,000 2.79%
2013 287,000 2.87%
2012 279,000 2.57%
2011 272,000 3.03%
2010 264,000 2.72%
2009 257,000 2.80%
2008 250,000 2.88%
2007 243,000 2.53%
2006 237,000 3.04%
2005 230,000 2.68%
2004 224,000 2.75%
2003 218,000 2.83%
2002 212,000 2.91%
2001 206,000 2.49%
2000 201,000 3.08%
1999 195,000 3.17%
1998 189,000 2.72%
1997 184,000 3.37%
1996 178,000 2.89%
1995 173,000 2.98%
1994 168,000 3.07%
1993 163,000 3.16%
1992 158,000 3.27%
1991 153,000 2.68%
1990 149,000 2.76%
1989 145,000 2.84%
1988 141,000 2.17%
1987 138,000 2.99%
1986 134,000 2.29%
1985 131,000 3.15%
1984 127,000 2.42%
1983 124,000 2.48%
1982 121,000 2.54%
1981 118,000 2.61%
1980 115,000 2.68%
1979 112,000 2.75%
1978 109,000 1.87%
1977 107,000 2.88%
1976 104,000 2.97%
1975 101,000 2.02%
1974 99,000 3.13%
1973 96,000 2.13%
1972 94,000 3.30%
1971 91,000 2.25%
1970 89,000 2.30%
1969 87,000 2.35%
1968 85,000 2.41%
1967 83,000 3.75%
1966 80,000 2.56%
1965 78,000 2.63%
1964 76,000 1.33%
1963 75,000 2.74%
1962 73,000 2.82%
1961 71,000 2.90%
1960 69,000 2.99%
1959 67,000 1.52%
1958 66,000 3.13%
1957 64,000 3.23%
1956 62,000 1.64%
1955 61,000 3.39%
1954 59,000 1.72%
1953 58,000 3.57%
1952 56,000 1.82%
1951 55,000 3.77%
1950 53,000 0.00%