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Lake Wales, FL (Florida) Houses and Residents

Lake Wales,FL index of house prices

Total population: 15,140 (Urban population: 10,255, Rural population: 47 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 4,508 (3,992 occupied: 3,209 owner occupied, 2,400 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

36%

Housing density: 338 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $76,593.

Median contract rent in 2015: $325 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $408)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $379


Median gross rent in Lake Wales, FL in 2015: $398

Housing units in Lake Wales with a mortgage: 1,188 (167 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 776

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,744

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $39,652

Median monthly housing costs: $778


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Lake Wales, Florida Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $121,494 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Lake Wales:

$121,494
Florida:

$179,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,139 - $189,404
Median year house/condo built: 1990

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,982
  • In family households: 8,169 (1,640 male householders, 911 female householders)
    1,669 spouses, 2,928 children (2,538 natural, 106 adopted, 284 stepchildren), 350 grandchildren, 177 brothers or sisters, 60 parents, 245 other relatives, 189 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,813 (571 male householders (422 living alone)), 943 female householders (848 living alone)), 299 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 320 (306 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,137 2-persons, 550 3-persons, 450 4-persons, 245 5-persons, 114 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,270 1-person, 204 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 14 4-persons.

1,277 married couples with children.
1,074 single-parent households (158 men, 916 women).

88.5% of residents of Lake Wales speak English at home.
9.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 21% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 809 (7.9%)
(30.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Wales, Florida:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 841 bedroom
  • 6142 bedrooms
  • 1,1823 bedrooms
  • 2514 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida:

  • 58no bedroom
  • 7031 bedroom
  • 7652 bedrooms
  • 2923 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 104no vehicle
  • 8771 vehicle
  • 8632 vehicles
  • 2343 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in renter-occupied apartments

  • 459no vehicle
  • 1,1361 vehicle
  • 2392 vehicles
  • 183 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake Wales, Florida:

  • 01 room
  • 292 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 1774 rooms
  • 6345 rooms
  • 6026 rooms
  • 3747 rooms
  • 1308 rooms
  • 1139+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida:

  • 351 room
  • 2422 rooms
  • 5013 rooms
  • 5864 rooms
  • 3385 rooms
  • 976 rooms
  • 347 rooms
  • 198 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Lake Wales, FL household income distribution

  • Lake Wales, FL household income distribution
  • 718Less than $10,000
  • 393$10,000 to $14,999
  • 373$15,000 to $19,999
  • 385$20,000 to $24,999
  • 363$25,000 to $29,999
  • 299$30,000 to $34,999
  • 227$35,000 to $39,999
  • 246$40,000 to $44,999
  • 145$45,000 to $49,999
  • 262$50,000 to $59,999
  • 193$60,000 to $74,999
  • 226$75,000 to $99,999
  • 64$100,000 to $124,999
  • 78$125,000 to $149,999
  • 31$150,000 to $199,999
  • 62$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lake Wales, FL
  • 18Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 39$15,000 to $19,999
  • 27$20,000 to $24,999
  • 86$25,000 to $29,999
  • 60$30,000 to $34,999
  • 75$35,000 to $39,999
  • 113$40,000 to $49,999
  • 129$50,000 to $59,999
  • 204$60,000 to $69,999
  • 164$70,000 to $79,999
  • 181$80,000 to $89,999
  • 161$90,000 to $99,999
  • 480$100,000 to $124,999
  • 273$125,000 to $149,999
  • 246$150,000 to $174,999
  • 209$175,000 to $199,999
  • 321$200,000 to $249,999
  • 201$250,000 to $299,999
  • 107$300,000 to $399,999
  • 69$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lake Wales, FL
  • 111Less than $100
  • 31$100 to $149
  • 7$150 to $199
  • 8$200 to $249
  • 100$250 to $299
  • 17$300 to $349
  • 50$350 to $399
  • 194$400 to $449
  • 76$450 to $499
  • 404$500 to $549
  • 229$550 to $599
  • 255$600 to $649
  • 117$650 to $699
  • 78$700 to $749
  • 95$750 to $799
  • 112$800 to $899
  • 10$900 to $999
  • 80$1,000 to $1,249
  • 37$1,500 to $1,999
  • 18$2,000 to $2,499
  • 29$2,500 to $2,999
  • 7$3,500 or more
  • 201No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3281995 to March 2000
  • 1801990 to 1994
  • 811985 to 1989
  • 611980 to 1984
  • 451975 to 1979
  • 251970 to 1974
  • 81965 to 1969
  • 81Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population
Lake Wales commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 277
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 700
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 673
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 452
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 270
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 147
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 492
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 29
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 51
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 296
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 152
  • 90 or more minutes: 140
Lake Wales, FL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.6%
Number of people working at home: 131 (3.4% of all workers)

Lake Wales mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,548 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 907 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 52 (1%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (1%)
  • Walked: 118 (3%)
  • Other means: 20 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 131 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 3,836
 United States or American: 1,149
 English: 722
 Irish: 533
 German: 475
 Italian: 212
 Polish: 186
 French (except Basque): 177
 Scotch-Irish: 96
 Dutch: 95
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 82
 Norwegian: 69
 Jamaican: 55
 Scottish: 52
 Swedish: 52
 Arab:: 38
 Egyptian: 38
 Subsaharan African:: 37
 African: 37
 Welsh: 32
 Czech: 26
 British: 25
 French Canadian: 24
 Danish: 22
 Russian: 17
 Haitian: 16
 Canadian: 15
 Bahamian: 11
 Celtic: 10
 Czechoslovakian: 10
 Belgian: 9
 Lithuanian: 8
 Austrian: 8
 Hungarian: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 52%Mexico
  • 9%Ecuador
  • 7%Jamaica
  • 6%Haiti
  • 5%Egypt
  • 4%Honduras
  • 3%United Kingdom

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,926
  • Northeast: 1,413
  • Midwest: 1,060
  • South: 1,781
  • West: 207

43% of Lake Wales residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Florida.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 70
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 87
  • 7th and 8th grade: 130
  • 9th grade: 70
  • 10th grade: 90
  • 11th grade: 123
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 186
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 798
  • Less than 1 year of college: 203
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 284
  • Associate degree: 99
  • Bachelor's degree: 377
  • Master's degree: 145
  • Professional school degree: 44
  • Doctorate degree: 31

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 27
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 24
  • 5th and 6th grade: 57
  • 7th and 8th grade: 269
  • 9th grade: 79
  • 10th grade: 188
  • 11th grade: 169
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 171
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,214
  • Less than 1 year of college: 384
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 386
  • Associate degree: 211
  • Bachelor's degree: 395
  • Master's degree: 137
  • Professional school degree: 40
  • Doctorate degree: 8

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 5.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.7%Males
  • 13.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 28.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 19.3%Males
  • 23.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 10.0%Females
Lake Wales marital status for males
Lake Wales marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,687
  • One, attached: 148
  • Two: 481
  • 3 or 4: 387
  • 5 to 9: 220
  • 10 to 19: 106
  • 20 to 49: 109
  • 50 or more: 179
  • Mobile homes: 191

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,477

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lake Wales:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 84.6%Electricity
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 81.1%Electricity
  • 13.2%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

3.5%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

5.4%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 126
Here:

34.8%
Florida:

21.0%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)