Lake Wales Polk County, Florida

Lake Wales: City in Polk County, Florida, United States

About

Lake Wales is a city located in the county of Polk in the U.S. state of Florida. Its population at the 2010 census was 14,225 and a population density of 272 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,693 inhabitants.

The city was created 111 years ago in 1910.

Lake Wales Quick Facts

Population : 17,693 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Polk County
Postal code : 33800–33898
Phone Area Codes : 863
Area : 52.31 km2
Altitude : 148 feet / 45 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1911 (111 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 15:46:09 (19th May 2022)
Density : 338 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 19.6% (2010-2020)
Lake Wales locator map
Location of Lake Wales on Florida map.
Bok Tower rear image
Bok Tower rear
Bok Tower rear image

Geography

Lake Wales is located at 27°54'5"N 81°35'9"W (27.9014100, -81.5859100).

Lake Wales map

Demographics

The population of Lake Wales increased by 19.6% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 14,225 - census
2011 14,308 0.58% estimation process
2012 14,582 1.88% estimation process
2013 14,715 0.9% estimation process
2014 14,959 1.63% estimation process
2015 15,305 2.26% estimation process
2016 15,623 2.04% estimation process
2017 15,971 2.18% estimation process
2018 16,486 3.12% estimation process
2019 16,759 1.63% estimation process
2020 17,693 5.28% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 12,229
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 13,314
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -8.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 12,062
April 1, 2010 Population : 13,311
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 17.7%
People over 65 (%) : 26.7%
Female persons, % : 50.0%
White only, percent : 94.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 2.5%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 93.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,080
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 5.9%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,960

Lake Wales zip code is 33853. County name: Polk, County fips: 12105

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,960
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $108,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,037
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $380
2015-2019 median gross rent : $668
Permits for construction, 2020 : 24
2015-2019 Households : 5,538
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.20
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.3%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 76.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 59.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 24,206
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 49,657
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 189,516
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,349
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $50,870
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,834
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.0%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 387
2019 total employment : 3,752
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 147,428
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -0.3%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 841
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,076
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 598
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 278
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 40
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 961
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 158
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 818
2010 population per square mile : 4.3
2010 land area in square miles : 3,104.07

People born in Lake Wales (20)

People born in Lake Wales, including basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire, basketball player Dominique Jones, professional basketball player Vin Baker, .

List

  • Alvin Harper (American football player) he was born in 06/07/1968
  • Wade Davis (Professional baseball player for The Colorado Rockies) he was born in 07/09/1985
  • Buford Long (American football player, defensive back, halfback, end (1931-2006)) he was born in 14/12/1931
  • Dave Braggins (Player of American and Canadian football (1945-2004)) he was born in 01/02/1945
  • Lorenzo Hampton (American football player, running back) he was born in 12/03/1962
  • Wes Platt (Online game developer) he was born in 22/09/1966
  • Octavious Freeman (American sprinter) she was born in 20/04/1992
  • Lee T Lasseter, USMC (US Marine Corps officer) he was born in 01/01/1934
  • Michelle Gerlosky (American Paralympic volleyballer) she was born in 20/03/1983
  • Chad Barnhardt (American football quarterback) he was born in 21/01/1976
  • John W. Vogt (American politician) he was born in 28/12/1936
  • Brandon Robinson (basketball player (1989-)) he was born in 25/03/1989
  • Rolan Milligan (American-football player (1994-)) he was born in 16/08/1994
  • Anthony Laveal Johnson (Uruguayan basketball player) he was born in 01/01/1988
  • Justin Shafer (American baseball player) he was born in 18/09/1992
  • Ronney Daniels (American football wide receiver) he was born in 17/09/1976
  • Hannah Rogers (American softball player) she was born in 04/11/1991

Schools in Lake Wales

College & universities near Lake Wales, FL

Code Name City ZIP
138275 Warner University Lake Wales (FL) 33859-8797
138293 Webber International University Babson Park (FL) 33827-0096

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lake Wales, FL

Code Name Address Type
WTH Winter Haven 1800 7th St SW RAIL
LAK Lakeland 600 East Main Street RAIL
LKL Lakeland 600 East Main Street RAIL
KIS Kissimmee 111 East Dakin Ave. RAIL
SBG Sebring 601 East Center St RAIL

Post offices near Lake Wales

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lake Wal Post Office Lake Wales (FL) 33853

Other cities in Polk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County , FL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lakeland 115,283 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Winter Haven 46,578 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Haines City 26,009 City in Polk County, Florida, United States of America
Bartow 20,201 County seat of Polk County, Florida
Auburndale 17,204 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Citrus Ridge 13,285 Census designated place in Florida
Lakeland Highlands 11,056 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Highland City 10,834 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Cypress Gardens 8,917 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Medulla 8,892 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Davenport 7,301 City in Florida
Willow Oak 6,732 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Kathleen 6,332 Census designated place
Lake Alfred 6,331 City in Polk County, Florida, United States of America
Fort Meade 6,260 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Combee Settlement 5,577 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida

Distance to Other Cities

Lake Wales distances to largest Florida cities