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Winter Haven, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Winter Haven had a population of 35,787 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Winter Haven is located at latitude 28.0458 and longitude -81.7327 in Polk County. 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. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The City of Winter Haven (GNIS ID: 2405773) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Winter Haven is located within Winter Haven-Auburndale CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winter Haven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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City of Winter Haven, FL Boundary Map

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Winter Haven, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 35,787
Population in Households 35,352
Population in Familes 27,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 435
Population Density1 1,144
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 14,913
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 9,354
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,829 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,084 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,920 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $125,823
Average Home Value $161,780


Median Household Income $38,463
Average Household Income $51,282
Per Capita Income $21,630
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.84%
Households 0.77% 0.75%
Families 1.12% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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, 2015 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 # 101 89th
Population Density1 # 545 41st
Diversity Index2 # 254 72nd
Median Household Income # 625 32nd
Per Capita Income # 539 42nd

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