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Babson Park, Florida - Basic Facts

The Babson Park Census Designated Place had a population of 1,419 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Babson Park is located at latitude 27.8342 and longitude -81.5281 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Babson Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Babson Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402658) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Babson Park Census Designated Place is located within Lake Wales CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Babson Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Babson Park, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,419
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 972
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 1,248
Population in Familes 1,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 931
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $52,374
Average Household Income $71,059
Per Capita Income $28,950


Total Housing Units 477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $136,792
Average Home Value $214,083


Total Households 396
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.63% 0.64%
Households 0.53% 0.65%
Families 0.1% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Babson Park, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Babson Park to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 707 23rd
Population Density # 596 35th
Diversity Index # 436 53rd
Median Household Income # 349 62nd
Per Capita Income # 362 61st

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