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Haines City, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Haines City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 28.1098 and longitude -81.6157. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Haines City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Haines City, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Haines City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Haines City (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.55 sq. miles and a water area of 1.34 sq. miles.

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Haines City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,452
Population in Households 21,252
Population in Familes 17,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density1 1,167
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 7,105
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 5,215
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,165 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,940 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,294 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $88,400
Average Home Value $125,318


Median Household Income $33,789
Average Household Income $42,320
Per Capita Income $14,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.03% 1.35%
Households 0.78% 1.27%
Families 0.12% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.


Haines City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haines City 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 # 173 81st
Population Density1 # 535 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 17 98th
Median Household Income # 755 18th
Per Capita Income # 826 10th

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