Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb of Memphis. 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 / 35.23056; -89.74028. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.7 km²), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (2.33%) is water.
Current population from the 2010 census is 12,430. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,862 people, 2,748 households, and 2,025 families residing in the city. The population density was 389.5 people per square mile (150.4/km²). There were 2,904 housing units at an average density of 164.8 per square mile (63.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.56% White, 5.22% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.