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
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.903, Longitude -81.535
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 568
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 4,833
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 452
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,381

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Lake Wales, FL 33853 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,872
Daytime Population: Workers 6,736
Daytime Population: Residents 7,247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,983
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 11,687
Population in Familes 9,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density2 1,255
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $29,103
Average Household Income $42,710
Per Capita Income $17,053


Total Housing Units 5,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,217 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,352 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 823 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $117,789
Average Home Value $159,111


Total Households 4,569
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,854
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.56% 1.4%
Households 1.4% 1.3%
Families 1.26% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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

The table below compares 33853 to the other 967 ZIP Codes 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 # 651 33rd
Population Density # 458 53rd
Diversity Index # 122 87th
Median Household Income # 921 5th
Per Capita Income # 876 10th

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