Lake Wales, FL 33898 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 33898: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Wales, FL 33898

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,698
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,153
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.9, Longitude -81.535
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 33898 has segments in 2 Counties (Osceola, Polk).

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Lake Wales, FL 33898 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,152
Population in Households 16,006
Population in Familes 12,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 6,866
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,665
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,923 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,943 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,202 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $97,466
Average Home Value $145,831


Median Household Income $37,334
Average Household Income $51,718
Per Capita Income $22,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.6%
Households 0.37% 0.54%
Families 0.22% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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 33898 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 33898 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 # 540 44th
Population Density1 # 802 17th
Diversity Index2 # 514 47th
Median Household Income # 750 22nd
Per Capita Income # 636 34th

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