Lake Wales, FL 33859 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 33859: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Wales, FL 33859

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 27.795, Longitude -81.4
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 594
  • PO Box Addresses: 735
  • Residential Addresses: 4,953
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 578
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,375

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

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Lake Wales, FL 33859 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,585
Daytime Population: Workers 4,347
Daytime Population: Residents 7,053
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,400
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 10,405
Population in Familes 8,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,901
Average Household Income $52,403
Per Capita Income $21,893


Total Housing Units 5,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,834 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,453 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 942 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $97,244
Average Home Value $153,502


Total Households 4,287
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,931
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 0.75% 0.81%
Households 0.62% 0.73%
Families 0.52% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Lake Wales, FL 33859 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 33859 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 # 679 30th
Population Density # 691 29th
Diversity Index # 365 62nd
Median Household Income # 744 23rd
Per Capita Income # 710 27th

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