Lake Wales SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
5
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
15,735
Unemployment
11.4%
Poverty
21.1%
Median Home
$146,800
Median Income
$43,044
Median Rent
$803

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 15,735 2.2%
2016 15,401 1.3%
2015 15,206 1.9%
2014 14,929 1.8%
2013 14,665 1.3%
2012 14,480 1.5%
2011 14,268 1.3%
2010 14,078 1.4%
2009 13,884 -
Crime/100k Lake Wales FL USA
Violent Crime 348.6 384.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 42.8 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 232.4 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 2257.0 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 183.5 337.7 376.0
Larceny 1926.7 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 146.8 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Wales

White
57.0% (8,972)
African American
23.4% (3,677)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (38)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (27)
Two Or More
3.0% (472)
Hispanic
16.2% (2,549)
Race Lake Wales FL USA
White 57.0% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 23.4% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.0% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.2% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Lake Wales, Florida

Less than $10,000
8.2% (129,547)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.6% (120,081)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.3% (209,601)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.2% (191,751)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.1% (285,058)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.4% (274,510)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.5% (196,078)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.4% (116,295)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (34,618)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (15,956)
Income Lake Wales FL USA
Less than $10,000 8.2% 683.4% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.6% 472.5% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.3% 1049.6% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.2% 1067.7% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.1% 1432.7% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4% 1838.7% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.5% 1190.4% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.4% 1245.1% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 483.1% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 536.7% 697.9%

Gender in Lake Wales

Female
52.9% (8,330)
Male
47.1% (7,405)
Gender Lake Wales FL USA
Female 52.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.1% 48.9% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
7.0% (1,101)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (1,888)
High School / GED
31.0% (4,877)
Some College
21.0% (3,304)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,573)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (2,045)
Master's Degree
5.0% (786)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (157)
Education Lake Wales FL USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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