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Winter Haven, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Winter Haven is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 28.0458 and longitude -81.7327. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Winter Haven 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 Winter Haven (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.3 sq. miles and a water area of 8.63 sq. miles.

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Winter Haven, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 34,918
Population in Households 34,457
Population in Familes 26,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 461
Population Density1 1,116
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 14,646
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 9,164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,712 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,934 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,805 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $112,270
Average Home Value $147,530


Median Household Income $37,791
Average Household Income $51,325
Per Capita Income $21,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.84%
Households 0.53% 0.76%
Families 0.9% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.


Winter Haven, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winter Haven 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 # 104 89th
Population Density1 # 552 40th
Diversity Index2 # 250 73rd
Median Household Income # 622 33rd
Per Capita Income # 526 43rd

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