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ZIP Code 33859

Zip code area 33859 in Lake Wales, Polk County, FL

  •   State: 
    Florida
      Counties: 
    Polk County
      Cities: 
    Lake Wales
      County FIPS: 
    12105
      Area total: 
    48.308 sq mi
      Area land: 
    45.455 sq mi
      Area water: 
    2.853 sq mi
      Elevation: 
    182 feet
  •   Latitude: 
    27,9028
      Longitude: 
    -81,6177
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      Coordinates: 
    27.87733, -81.62205
      GMAP: 

    Florida 33859, USA

  •   Population: 
    10,573 individuals
      Population density: 
    3,467.18 people per square miles
      Households: 
    1,863
      Unemployment rate: 
    3.1%
      Household income: 
    $50,879 average annual income
      Housing units: 
    5,589 residential housing units
      Health insurance: 
    8.0% of residents who report not having health insurance
      Veterans: 
    1.5% of residents who are veterans

The ZIP 33859 is a South ZIP code and located in the preferred city/town Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida with a population estimated today at about 12.816 peoples. The preferred city may be different from the city where the zip code 33859 is located. Lake Wales is usually the name of the main post office. When sending a package or mail, always indicate your preferred or accepted cities. Using any city from the list of invalid cities may result in delays.

  • Living in the postal code area 33859 of Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida 49.3% of population who are male and 50.7% who are female.

    The median age for all people, for males & for females based on 2020 Census data. Median is the middle value, when all possible values are listed in order. Median is not the same as Average (or Mean).

  • Household income staggered according to certain income ranges.

    The median commute time of resident workers require for a one-way commute to work in minutes.

    The distribution of different age groups in the population of the zip code area of Lake Wales, Polk County 33859.

    The percentage distribution of the population by race.

    Estimated residential value of individual residential buildings as a percentage.

    The age of the building does not always say something about the structural condition of the residential buildings.

    The percentage of education level of the population.

Polk County

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Polk County
      Zips: 
    33835
    33855
    33854
    33863
    33804
    33885
    33845
    33856
    33836
    33831
    33847
    33806
    33882
    33802
    33804
    33883
    33835
    33858
    33867
    33877
    33840
    33855
    33820
    33880
    33880
    33849
    33807
    33846
    33851
    33827
    34759
    33896
    33839
    33896
    34759
    33868
    33812
    33838
    33850
    33897
    33841
    33843
    33898
    33859
    33810
    33837
    33860
    33815
    33884
    33811
    33853
    33809
    33823
    33805
    33844
    33881
    33830
    33813
    33803
    33880
    33801
      Coordinates: 
    27.948871487841203, -81.69768552795993
      Area total: 
    2010.41 sq. mi., 5206.94 sq. km, 1286664.32 acres
      Area land: 
    1797.54 sq. mi., 4655.60 sq. km, 1150424.96 acres
      Area water: 
    212.87 sq. mi., 551.34 sq. km, 136239.36 acres
      Established: 
    1861
      Capital seat: 

    Bartow
    Address: PO BOX 9005
    County Courthouse
    Bartow, FL 33831-9005
    Governing Body: County Commission with 5 board size
    Governing Authority: Home Rule

  • Polk County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    725,046; Population change: 20.42% (2010 - 2020)
      Population density: 
    403 persons per square mile
      Household income: 
    $44,950
      Households: 
    29,960
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.00% per 316,626 county labor force
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      GDP: 
    $24.84 B, gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Polk County's population of Florida of 18,093 residents in 1930 has increased 4,05-fold to 73,321 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.75% female residents and 49.25% male residents live in as of 2020, 58.85% in Polk County, Florida are married and the remaining 41.15% are single population.

    As of 2020, 58.85% in Polk County, Florida are married and the remaining 41.15% are single population.

  •   Housing units: 
    316,381 residential units of which 86.10% share occupied residential units.

    27.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Polk County require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.60% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.03% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.67% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.16% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Polk County, Florida 60.97% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.54% are rented apartments, and the remaining 18.49% are vacant.

  • The 40.50% of the population in Polk County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 52.450%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 46.340%) of those eligible to vote in Polk County, Florida.

Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Polk County
      City: 
    Lake Wales
      County all: 
    Polk | Osceola
      County FIPS: 
    12105 | 12097
      Coordinates: 
    27°55′10″N 81°35′46″W
      Area total: 
    20.12 sq mi (52.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    18.84 sq mi (48.81 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.27 sq mi (3.30 km²)
      Elevation: 
    128 ft (39 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    27,9116
      Longitude: 
    -81,4911
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    33853
    33859
    33898
      GMAP: 

    Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    16,361
      Population density: 
    868.19 residents per square mile of area (335.22/km²)
      Household income: 
    $33,040
      Households: 
    4,565
      Unemployment rate: 
    12.50%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%

Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida. The population was 14,225 at the 2010 census. As of 2019, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 16,759. Lake Wales is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a sandy upland area running roughly parallel to both coasts in the center of the peninsula. In 2004, the eyes of Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances, and Hurricane Jeanne all passed near the town. In 2016, a Lake Wales police officer, Travis Worley, was accused by a whistleblower of calling a black suspect the N-word. The department suspended Worley for one day, but denied that he had used a racial slur. In 2019, he was named Lake Wales Officer of the Year. The city has a commission/manager form of government. Five city commissioners are elected to serve two-year terms. Four of the commission members are elected by the citizens at large but must reside in the district represented by the seat to which they are elected. The other commission member is elected byThe mayor of Lake Wales can serve as mayor and can reside in any district of the city. In 2017, Hurricane Irma brought more hurricane-force winds to Lake Wales. The town lies in the humid subtropical zone of the (Köppen climate classification: Cfa) The city is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Lakeland-Winter Haven.

History

Lake Wales is the primary city name, but also Highland Park are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Lake Wales, Florida. The land around the present city was surveyed in 1879 by Sidney Irving Wailes. In 1925 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a new line from Haines City joining lines to Everglades City. The City of Lake Wales was officially incorporated in April 1917. In 2004, Lake Wales endured the effects of three hurricanes which came through the area: Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne. The three hurricanes brought hurricane-force winds to the Lake Wales area within a space of 44 days. In 2017, Hurricane Irma brought more hurricane- force winds to Lake Wales. The spelling Wales was used for the city, although the lake is still generally spelled Lake Wailses. The city was established near the lake in 1911-1912, planned by theLake Wales Land Company. The name Lake Wales is now used to refer to the city and the surrounding area. The lake is now known as Crystal Lake and the city is known as Lake Wales, but the name is still used as a reference to the name of the original lake, which was known as Watts Lake. It is also known as the Lake of the same name by some locals as it was once called Watts Lake, and is now called Crystal Lake by others. The current spelling of the lake, Crystal Lake, is also used by some residents. The town was established in 1911, and was named after the Crystal Lake in which it is located. It was officially established in 1917, and became a city in 1922. It has a population of about 2,000.

Geography

Lake Wales is located in the humid subtropical zone of the (Köppen climate classification: Cfa) In 2004, the eyes of Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances, and Hurricane Jeanne all passed near the town. Virtually all physical damage has been restored. Grassy Lake Preserve is a 185 acres (0.75 km²) preserve located behind Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School. Lake Wales is on the Lake Wales Ridge, a sandy upland area running roughly parallel to both coasts in the center of the Florida peninsula. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36 km²), of which 13.4square miles (35km²) is land and 0.7sq miles (1.8km²), (4.71%) is water. The town lies near the geographical center of Florida's Florida peninsula, and is located on the shores of Lake Wales, a small lake that is part of the Lake Wales National Wildlife Refuge. The city is located near the intersection of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Turnpike, and has a population of about 2,000. It is the only city in the state to be on the Atlantic Seaboard and the only one on the Gulf Coast to be located on both sides of the Panhandle, which is a peninsula in the southern part of Florida. It has an average annual rainfall of 1.8 inches (3.2 m).

Government and politics

In 2016, a Lake Wales police officer, Travis Worley, was accused by a whistleblower of calling a black suspect the N-word. The department suspended Worley for one day, but denied that he had used a racial slur. In 2019, he was named Lake Wales Officer of the Year. The whistleblower said she was subsequently targeted for punishment by the Lakes Wales police department and ultimately resigned. Worley has subsequently been accused on at least two occasions of using theN-word, including once in front of students at the local high school. Lake Wales, Florida has a commission/manager form of government. Five city commissioners are elected to serve two-year terms. Four of the commission members are elected by the citizens at large but must reside in the district represented by the seat to which they are elected. The other commission member is elected bythe citizens atlarge to serve as mayor and can reside in any district of the city. The city has a population of 2,000. It is located in the central part of the Florida panhandle and is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs through the state's southern tip. The town is home to the University of Florida, which has a campus of more than 1,000 students. It also has a high school, a college, a hospital and a community center. It has a public library, which is open to the public for free, as well as a number of other public services, such as trash collection and recycling.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 14,225 people (2014 Estimate put the population at 15,140, according to the U.S. Census Bureau), 5,038 households, and 3,778 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 65% White, 27.5% African American, 0.50% Native American,0.8% Asian, 3.9% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.6% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $36,285, and the medianincome for a family was $47,785. The per capita income for the City was $16,106. About 20.8%. of families and 26.5%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 42.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9%. of those age 65 or over. For every 100 females, there are 88.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 81.1 males. The city is located on the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the town. The Mississippi River is a tributary of the Red River. The Red River flows through the city and into the Arkansas River. It is the only river in the town that flows through both the Red and the Arkansas rivers. The Arkansas River is the main source of water supply for the city, as well as a source of drinking water.

Local attractions

The commercial historic district in the heart of the old town contains important examples of architecture from the period of the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The district's tallest building, the Walesbilt Hotel, has been boarded up for many years but has been purchased and is in the process of being restored. The Lake Wales History Museum is a history museum funded by a public-private partnership. It is housed in the old Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot (Lake Wales, Florida). It offers exhibits and artifacts from the pre-Columbian era to modern. The Shrine of Ste Anne des Lacs is located across from the agricultural cooperative Florida's Natural (located across from their processing plant) The Lake Welsh Riverwalk is a popular tourist attraction in Lake Wales. The town is also home to the Bok Tower Gardens and Camp Mack's River Resort, both of which are located in the historic district of the town. The Town of Lake Wales is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Lake Wales Country Club and the Florida Museum of History and Science, which is located on the banks of the Clearwater River in the town's historic downtown area. The city is also the site of the World's Largest Watermelon Festival, which runs through the end of the year. It also hosts the annual Florida State Fair, which draws thousands of visitors each year. The City of Wales is the home of the American Museum of Natural History, which has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art, including works by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Picasso.

Transportation

Lake Wales Municipal Airport (FAA LID: X07) is a public-use airport located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the central business district of the city of Lake Wales in Polk County, Florida. The airport is publicly-owned. Chalet Suzanne Air Strip is a single grass strip four miles north of downtown serves light aircraft arriving at the Chalet Suzanne Inn and Restaurant, a local landmark. Bus service is provided to Winter Haven and Frostproof by Winter Haven Area Transit. State Road 60 leads eastward to Florida's Turnpike and Vero Beach. Westward the highway leads to Bartow and the Tampa Bay region. The Scenic Highway runs through the center of town, paralleling US 27 southward to Frostproof and northward to Haines City. The city is home to the Lake Wales Country Club, which was established in the early 1900s. It is located on the banks of the Clearwater River, which is a tributary of the Apalachicola River. The town is also home to Lake Wales High School, which dates back to the 17th century. The school was founded in the 18th century and was the first public high school in the state of Florida. It was also the site of the University of Florida, which opened in 1875. The lake is also the home of the Florida Museum of History and Science, which has been there since 1881. The museum is located in the town's downtown area.

Education

The district is home to 4,675 students: 56.56% White, 31.38% Black, 0.3% Asian, 11.66% Hispanic and 0.11% Native American. Lake Wales is also home to two colleges, Warner University and Webber International University. The J.D. Alexander Center, a satellite campus of Polk State College is located in downtown Lake Wales in 2009. The school district has a K12 charter system. The district also has three private schools, Lake Wales Lutheran School, Candlelight Christian Academy, and The Vanguard School. It has a high school that was converted to charter status in the Fall of 2004. The high school was converted into a charter school in the fall of 2008 to create a seamless K12 system. It is the only high school in Lake Wales that is still a traditional public school. It was the first charter school to open in the U.S. in the state of Florida in the late 1990s. It opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2000. It closed its doors in the spring of 2007. It reopened in the Spring of 2008. It now has six charter schools, three of which are traditional public schools. It also has a private school that is a part of the Lake Wales Christian School district. The public school district is made up of four elementary schools and three middle schools. The elementary schools are: Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Janie Howard Wilson Elementary, Polk Avenue Elementary and Lake Wales High School.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida = 71. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 46. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 79. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lake Wales = 6.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 16,361 individuals with a median age of 34.5 age the population grows by 12.16% in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 868.19 residents per square mile of area (335.22/km²). There are average 2.43 people per household in the 4,565 households with an average household income of $33,040 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.50% of the available work force and has dropped -5.62% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.26%. The number of physicians in Lake Wales per 100,000 population = 143.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Lake Wales = 50.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 240. 92 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 48.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 47.83%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $73,160 and home appreciation of -16.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.74 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,976 per student. There are 15 students for each teacher in the school, 446 students for each Librarian and 440 students for each Counselor. 4.72% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.92% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.34% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lake Wales's population in Polk County, Florida of 133,859 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,12-fold to 16,361 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.34% female residents and 47.66% male residents live in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida are married and the remaining 49.41% are single population.

  • 25 minutes is the average time that residents in Lake Wales require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    67.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 23.48% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.47% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, 47.83% are owner-occupied homes, another 39.88% are rented apartments, and the remaining 12.29% are vacant.

  • The 40.50% of the population in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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