Lake Wales Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Lake Wales, FL

General Lake Wales Information

State: Florida

County: Polk County

Close cities: Highland Park, FL, Crooked Lake Park, FL, Cypress Gardens, FL, Indian Lake Estates, FL, Avon Park, FL, Dundee, FL, Alturas, FL, Lake Hamilton, FL, Winter Haven, FL, Frostproof, FL, Babson Park, FL, Hillcrest Heights, FL, Wahneta, FL, Nalcrest, FL, Waverly, FL

Lake Wales Population (census data)
Total 12,071
Male 5,673 (47.0%)
Female 6,398 (53.0%)

Population Density: 905 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 84.4 (US Avg is 100)

Lake Wales Elevation: 147 feet above sea level

Land Area: 13.3 square miles

Median Household Income: $33,085

Zip Codes: 33853, 33898, 33859, 33855, 33856, 33854, and 33867.

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Lake Wales Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (53.8%)
  • Black (34.6%)
  • Hispanic (9.9%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (11.3%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • German (7.9%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • Italian (2.5%)
  • French (2.4%)
Foriegn Born: 809 people (6.7%)
  • Latin America (100.0%)

Local Lake Wales Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays
NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins
NBA Basketball: Orlando Magic,
NHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning
NCAA Sports: University of South Florida, University of Central Florida

Lake Wales School Information

High Schools
Lake Wales Senior High School (#1 Highlander Way, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Middle Schools
McLaughlin Middle School (800 South 4th Street, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Elementary Schools
Hillcrest Elementary School (1051 State Road 60 E, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Polk Avenue Elementary School (110 E Polk Avenue, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Spook Hill Elementary School (321 Drja Wiltshire Avee, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Janie Howard Wilson School (306 Florida Avenue, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)
Roosevelt Academy (115 East Street, Lake Wales, FL, 33853 - Polk County School District District)

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