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The City of Eagle Lake had a population of 3,309 as of July 1, 2021. Eagle Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Eagle Lake is located at latitude 27.9784 and longitude -81.7565 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle Lake encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 1.72 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 164 feet.

The City of Eagle Lake 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 Eagle Lake is located within Winter Haven-Auburndale CCD of Polk County.

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Eagle Lake, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,309 (100%)
Population in Households 3,304 (99.8%)
Population in Families 2,721 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,689
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $48,274
Average Household Income $60,848
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $20,048
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 767 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $181,187
Average Home Value $208,778
Housing Affordability Index3 169


Total Households 1,064
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 3.43% 1.95%
Households 2.79% 1.76%
Families 2.42% 1.7%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   2.2%

Eagle Lake, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle Lake to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 567 38th
Population Density # 466 49th
Median Household Income # 623 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 708 77th
Per Capita Income # 760 17th
Diversity Index # 113 88th

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