FL

National Population : 333,590,059
Florida State Population : 22,541,935

About Lake Wales, FL

Lake Wales, FL is located in Polk County in the state of Florida.

The total City Population for Lake Wales is about 16,759 with about 343 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 43,914.

The Average Home Value is $77,333.33, which is roughly 63% lower than the Average Home Value of $207,987.00 for the state of Florida, and roughly 59% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $30,503.33, which is roughly 45% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,343.00 for the state of Florida, and roughly 47% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Lake Wales is about 11.4%.

Florida is ranked #32 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 36.22 out of 100.

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Voting

Polk County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 25.45% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 56.69%
Democratic: 42.26%
Libertarian: 0.76%
Other: 0.18%
Green: 0.12%


Nearby Locations

River Ranch, FL (3.60 mi.)
Babson Park, FL (5.06 mi.)
Dundee, FL (9.46 mi.)
Cypress Gdns, FL (11.04 mi.)
Frostproof, FL (11.20 mi.)
Haines City, FL (14.39 mi.)
Eagle Lake, FL (14.59 mi.)
Winter Haven, FL (14.75 mi.)
JPV, FL (14.75 mi.)
Eloise, FL (14.75 mi.)
Wahneta, FL (14.75 mi.)
Kissimmee, FL (17.27 mi.)
Poinciana, FL (17.27 mi.)
Lake Alfred, FL (17.34 mi.)
Bartow, FL (17.40 mi.)
Fort Meade, FL (18.24 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 33853, 33854, 33855, 33856, 33859, 33867, 33898
Latitude : 27.902100
Longitude : -81.389515
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 70 ft.
Area Code(s) : 863

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.07
Male Population Estimate : 41.98%
Female Population Estimate : 44.39%
Median Age : 56.8
Male Median Age : 55.9
Female Median Age : 57.5

White Population Estimate : 68.06%
Black Population Estimate : 14.70%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 11.11%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.82%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.14%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.93%
Other Population Estimate : 3.48%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lake Wales specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Polk County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Polk County: About 341 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Polk County is about 16% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 15% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.