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Babson Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The Babson Park Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Polk County at latitude 27.8342 and longitude -81.5281. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The formal official name is the Babson Park Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Babson Park, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Babson Park indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Babson Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Babson Park Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Babson Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,356
Population in Households 1,184
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 890
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $102,419
Average Home Value $139,497


Median Household Income $44,728
Average Household Income $56,967
Per Capita Income $20,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.15%
Households -0.19% 0.11%
Families -0.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Babson Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Babson Park to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 710 23rd
Population Density1 # 602 35th
Diversity Index2 # 443 52nd
Median Household Income # 413 55th
Per Capita Income # 584 37th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.