Lake Wales Polk County, Florida

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

Lake Wales locator map
Location of Lake Wales on Florida map.

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 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 16,759 inhabitants.

The city was created 110 years ago in 1910.

Geography

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

Bok Tower rear image
Bok Tower rear

Weather

Lake Wales forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. High near 93, with temperatures falling to around 86 in the afternoon. Heat index values as high as 103. Southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. more

Bok Tower rear image

Lake Wales map

Lake Wales Quick Facts

Population : 16,759 (2019)
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 (110 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:52:41 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 320 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 15.12% (2010-2019)
Weather : 93℉ Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Demographics

The population of Lake Wales increased by 15.12% in 9 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

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

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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, you can see a list of people who born in Lake Wales.

Schools

College & universities near Lake Wales

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

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

Other cities in Polk County

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

City Name Population Title
Lakeland 112,136 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Winter Haven 44,955 City in Polk County, Florida, United States
Haines City 26,009 City in Polk County, Florida, United States of America
Bartow 20,147 County seat of Polk County, Florida
Auburndale 16,650 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
Winston 9,050
Cypress Gardens 8,917 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Medulla 8,892 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Fuller Heights 8,758
Willow Oak 6,732 Census-designated place in Polk County, Florida
Inwood 6,403
Kathleen 6,332
Fort Meade 6,257 City in Polk County, Florida, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Lake Wales distances to largest Florida cities

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