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Lakeland Highlands

Lakeland Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,557 at the 2000 census. Lakeland Highlands is an affluent area south of Lakeland city limits. Its schools include, George W. Jenkins Senior High School (named after the founder of Publix Supermarkets, based in Lakeland), Lakeland Highlands Middle School and Valleyview Elementary. This area is experiencing high growth with new subdivisions being developed every year.


  • Total
    • 6.2 sq mi (16 km²)
  • Land
    • 5.6 sq mi (14.5 km²)
  • Water
    • 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km²)


  • 223 ft (68 m)

Population (2000)

  • Total
    • 12,557
  • Density
    • 2,025.3/sq mi (784.8/km²)

Area Code

  • 863

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