Lake Wales, FL 33853 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 33853: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Wales, FL 33853

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 553
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,344
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 453
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.903, Longitude -81.535
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lake Wales, FL 33853 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,659
Population in Households 11,467
Population in Familes 9,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 1,265
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 4,472
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,794
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,173 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,299 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 886 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $113,006
Average Home Value $149,908


Median Household Income $28,391
Average Household Income $40,982
Per Capita Income $16,368
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.25%
Households 1.16% 1.12%
Families 0.99% 0.99%
Median Household Income   -1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Lake Wales, FL 33853 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 33853 to the other 965 ZIP Codes in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 648 33rd
Population Density1 # 452 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 128 87th
Median Household Income # 923 4th
Per Capita Income # 875 9th

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