Lake Wales SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8

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Lake Wales Info Snack

Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 14,225 at the 2010 census. As of 2014[update], the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 15,140. It is part of the Lakeland?Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lake Wales is located in central Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa.
Population
15,206
Unemployment
16.1%
Poverty
24.0%
Median Home
$108,000
Median Income
$38,268
Median Rent
$752

Rankings for Lake Wales in Florida

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2

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Population 18,501

3

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Population 14,638

4

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Population 36,669

5

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Population 62,145

Map Of Lake Wales, FL

Population over time in Lake Wales

Year Population % Change
2016 15,206 1.9%
2015 14,929 1.8%
2014 14,665 1.3%
2013 14,480 1.5%
2012 14,268 1.3%
2011 14,078 1.4%
2010 13,884 -

Crime in Lake Wales Per 100k

Crime Lake Wales FL USA
Violent Crime 309.8 430.3 386.3
Murder 6.3 5.4 5.3
Robbery 113.8 97.9 102.8
Aggravated Assault 183.3 290.2 248.5
Property Crime 3249.3 2686.8 2450.7
Burglary 480.4 486.7 468.9
Larceny 2604.5 1990.8 1745.0
Car Theft 164.4 209.3 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Wales

White
57.6% (8,757)
African American
20.4% (3,095)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (36)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (41)
Two Or More
2.7% (405)
Hispanic
18.9% (2,872)
Race Lake Wales FL USA
White 57.6% 55.6% 60.6%
African American 20.4% 15.4% 10.4%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 2.6% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.7% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 18.9% 24.1% 17.3%

Household Income For Lake Wales, Florida

Less than $10,000
9.2% (1,398)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.9% (1,505)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (2,037)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.3% (1,870)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (2,585)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.7% (2,843)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (1,566)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.0% (1,064)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.0% (152)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (182)
Income Lake Wales FL USA
Less than $10,000 9.2% 7.5% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.9% 5.4% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 11.8% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.3% 11.3% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 14.9% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.7% 18.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 11.3% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.0% 11.2% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 4.0% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 4.4% 5.7%

Gender in Lake Wales

Female
52.1% (7,927)
Male
47.9% (7,278)
Gender Lake Wales FL USA
Female 52.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lake Wales for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.9% (1,359)
9-12th Grade
11.5% (1,754)
High School / GED
30.5% (4,634)
Some College
22.4% (3,399)
Associate's Degree
7.6% (1,150)
Bachelor's Degree
13.4% (2,043)
Master's Degree
3.9% (594)
Professional Degree
0.7% (98)
Doctorate Degree
1.1% (169)
Education Lake Wales FL USA
< 9th Grade 8.9% 5.2% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 11.5% 7.6% 7.4%
High School / GED 30.5% 29.2% 27.5%
Some College 22.4% 20.6% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.6% 9.6% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 13.4% 17.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 3.9% 6.9% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.7% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.1% 1.1% 1.3%

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