Lake Wales SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8

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Lake Wales, Florida 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
15,401
Unemployment
11.1%
Poverty
21.1%
Median Home
$134,100
Median Income
$40,499
Median Rent
$775

Rankings for Lake Wales in Florida

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Map Of Lake Wales, FL

Population over time in Lake Wales

Year Population % Change
2017 15,401 1.3%
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 328.2 408.0 382.9
Murder 0.0 5.0 5.3
Robbery 61.9 88.6 98.0
Aggravated Assault 241.5 276.5 248.9
Property Crime 2798.8 2512.4 2362.0
Burglary 365.3 423.4 430.4
Larceny 2253.9 1884.5 1694.0
Car Theft 179.6 204.5 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Wales

White
54.0% (8,323)
African American
26.4% (4,072)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.4% (57)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (40)
Two Or More
1.8% (279)
Hispanic
17.1% (2,630)
Race Lake Wales FL USA
White 54.0% 54.9% 61.5%
African American 26.4% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 2.6% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 17.1% 24.7% 17.6%

Household Income For Lake Wales, Florida

Less than $10,000
8.9% (137,068)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.7% (133,988)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.6% (194,052)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (197,132)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.8% (289,538)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.9% (229,474)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.9% (198,672)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.7% (118,587)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.5% (23,101)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (16,941)
Income Lake Wales FL USA
Less than $10,000 8.9% 7.2% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.7% 5.1% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.6% 11.2% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 11.0% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.8% 14.7% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.9% 18.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.9% 11.6% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.7% 11.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 4.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 4.8% 6.3%

Gender in Lake Wales

Female
53.3% (8,213)
Male
46.7% (7,187)
Gender Lake Wales FL USA
Female 53.3% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 46.7% 48.9% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
7.3% (1,130)
9-12th Grade
11.2% (1,728)
High School / GED
32.5% (5,007)
Some College
21.9% (3,375)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,232)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (2,003)
Master's Degree
4.3% (667)
Professional Degree
0.7% (115)
Doctorate Degree
0.9% (139)
Education Lake Wales FL USA
< 9th Grade 7.3% 5.1% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 11.2% 7.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 32.5% 29.0% 27.3%
Some College 21.9% 20.4% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.8% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 18.2% 19.1%
Master's Degree 4.3% 7.1% 8.4%
Professional Degree 0.7% 2.1% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.9% 1.1% 1.4%

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