Lakeland's official population is now 8,011 people. This includes the area recently annexed to Lakeland. The City received the certification of the new popluation Tuesday from the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Our thanks to Ed Cole and Debra Murrell for their excellent work on this project!
The next "Special Census" of the entire City will be started in early 2006 or early 2007. The overall significance of this is that the City receives "State Shared Taxes" of approximately $101 per resident for street improvements and other city services.