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Lakeland, TX

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About Lakeland, TX

Lakeland, TX is located in Montgomery County in the state of Texas.

The total City Population for Lakeland is about 30,769 with about 1,628 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $122,700, which is roughly 13% lower than the Average Home Value of $141,607 for the state of Texas, and roughly 35% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $43,178, which is roughly 23% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $56,007 for the state of Texas, and roughly 25% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Lakeland Population 30,769
Average Home Value $122,700
Median Household Income $43,178
Median Age 29.2
Unemployment Rate 3.6%
Politics 71.22% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 3.10
Male Population Estimate: 52.7%
Female Population Estimate: 47.3%
Median Age: 29.2
Male Median Age: 28.8
Female Median Age: 29.7

Racial Demographic Estimates



Montgomery County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Cornyn
U.S. Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Greg Abbott
State governor
Greg Abbott
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 71.22%
Democratic: 27.39%
Libertarian: 1.17%
Green: 0.19%
Other: 0.03%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lakeland specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Montgomery County: About 3.4011 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Montgomery County: About 175.158 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Montgomery County is about 14% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 39% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Lakeland is about 3.6%.

Texas is ranked #47 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 17.01 out of 100.

47th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 13.36

The average living wage for the state of Texas is $30.75/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Texas a minimum wage score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Texas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Texas is $150.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 10.49 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Texas does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Texas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Texas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Texas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Texas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Texas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Texas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Texas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Texas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Texas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Texas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Texas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Texas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Texas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Texas does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Texas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Texas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Texas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Texas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Texas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 77301
Latitude: 30.303958
Longitude: -95.431288
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 191.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 936