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
  • 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).

  • Businesses Addresses: 166
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,061
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,107
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,954

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

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Lake Wales, FL 33898 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,511
Daytime Population: Workers 2,285
Daytime Population: Residents 10,847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 16,390
Population in Familes 13,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 85
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $38,652
Average Household Income $54,396
Per Capita Income $23,422


Total Housing Units 10,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,037 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,996 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,177 (31.1%)
Median Home Value $108,272
Average Home Value $155,281


Total Households 7,033
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,780
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 0.79% 0.87%
Households 0.76% 0.83%
Families 0.64% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Lake Wales, FL 33898 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 33898 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 # 542 44th
Population Density # 806 17th
Diversity Index # 500 48th
Median Household Income # 753 22nd
Per Capita Income # 627 35th

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