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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: 6,633 (5,657 occupied: 3,226 owner occupied, 2,433 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

36%

Housing density: 497 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $50,381.

Median contract rent in 2016: $325 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $408)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $508


Median gross rent in Lake Wales, FL in 2016: $398

Housing units in Lake Wales with a mortgage: 1,778 (24 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,446

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,999

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $43,774

Median monthly housing costs: $774


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Lake Wales, Florida Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $132,359 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Lake Wales:

$132,359
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,822 - $203,031
Median year house/condo built: 1990

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,884
  • In family households: 12,366 (1,715 male householders, 1,520 female householders)
    2,397 spouses, 4,697 children (4,144 natural, 182 adopted, 337 stepchildren), 781 grandchildren, 197 brothers or sisters, 145 parents, 501 other relatives, 335 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,174 (1,085 male householders (831 living alone)), 1,350 female householders (1,098 living alone)), 693 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 389

Size of family households: 1,632 2-persons, 650 3-persons, 350 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 208 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,932 1-person, 488 2-persons, 16 3-persons.

2,066 married couples with children.
1,529 single-parent households (516 men, 1,013 women).

81.2% of residents of Lake Wales speak English at home.
17.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,626 (10.2%)
(42.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 1,0952 bedrooms
  • 1,4823 bedrooms
  • 4534 bedrooms
  • 1195+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

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

  • 84no bedroom
  • 6251 bedroom
  • 9332 bedrooms
  • 6443 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 625+ 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:

  • 138no vehicle
  • 1,4801 vehicle
  • 1,1552 vehicles
  • 3373 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

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

  • 394no vehicle
  • 1,1971 vehicle
  • 5372 vehicles
  • 1573 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1053 rooms
  • 5204 rooms
  • 6755 rooms
  • 7866 rooms
  • 4467 rooms
  • 2578 rooms
  • 4299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

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

  • 701 room
  • 682 rooms
  • 5183 rooms
  • 6104 rooms
  • 5185 rooms
  • 3046 rooms
  • 1207 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 739+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 501Less than $10,000
  • 552$10,000 to $14,999
  • 294$15,000 to $19,999
  • 420$20,000 to $24,999
  • 295$25,000 to $29,999
  • 290$30,000 to $34,999
  • 459$35,000 to $39,999
  • 208$40,000 to $44,999
  • 347$45,000 to $49,999
  • 436$50,000 to $59,999
  • 603$60,000 to $74,999
  • 653$75,000 to $99,999
  • 278$100,000 to $124,999
  • 142$125,000 to $149,999
  • 54$150,000 to $199,999
  • 93$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lake Wales, FL
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 20$10,000 to $14,999
  • 29$15,000 to $19,999
  • 47$20,000 to $24,999
  • 26$25,000 to $29,999
  • 36$30,000 to $34,999
  • 100$35,000 to $39,999
  • 101$40,000 to $49,999
  • 114$50,000 to $59,999
  • 177$60,000 to $69,999
  • 174$70,000 to $79,999
  • 231$80,000 to $89,999
  • 169$90,000 to $99,999
  • 339$100,000 to $124,999
  • 285$125,000 to $149,999
  • 280$150,000 to $174,999
  • 259$175,000 to $199,999
  • 326$200,000 to $249,999
  • 243$250,000 to $299,999
  • 136$300,000 to $399,999
  • 83$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • 14$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lake Wales, FL
  • 38Less than $100
  • 58$100 to $149
  • 3$150 to $199
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 84$250 to $299
  • 58$300 to $349
  • 79$350 to $399
  • 182$400 to $449
  • 28$450 to $499
  • 411$500 to $549
  • 174$550 to $599
  • 223$600 to $649
  • 226$650 to $699
  • 110$700 to $749
  • 115$750 to $799
  • 111$800 to $899
  • 7$900 to $999
  • 217$1,000 to $1,249
  • 24$1,500 to $1,999
  • 15$2,000 to $2,499
  • 42$2,500 to $2,999
  • 8$3,500 or more
  • 161No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 932010 or later
  • 5492000 to 2009
  • 3101990 to 1999
  • 1421980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Lake Wales population
Lake Wales commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 371
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 747
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 946
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 668
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 394
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 110
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 775
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 130
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 163
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 453
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 302
  • 90 or more minutes: 67
Lake Wales, FL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.6%
Number of people working at home: 269 (4.9% of all workers)

Lake Wales mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,611 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,244 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 139 (1%)
  • Taxi: 77 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 124 (1%)
  • Walked: 88 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 269 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 1,559
 Irish: 485
 German: 437
 English: 381
 Jamaican: 259
 Italian: 202
 French Canadian: 107
 Scotch-Irish: 95
 Polish: 86
 Bahamian: 67
 Scottish: 66
 Welsh: 58
 Dutch: 42
 British: 37
 Danish: 27
 West Indian: 23
 French (except Basque): 18
 Romanian: 18
 Czech: 18
 Lithuanian: 16
 Hungarian: 15
 European: 14
 Ukrainian: 13
 Austrian: 13
 Croatian: 12
 Slovak: 12
 Armenian: 12
 Swedish: 11
 Nigerian: 10
 African: 10
 Haitian: 10
 Greek: 9
 Finnish: 8
 Norwegian: 7
 Pennsylvania German: 7

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

  • 43%Mexico
  • 11%Jamaica
  • 7%Ecuador
  • 6%Cuba
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 4%Dominican Republic
  • 4%Bahamas

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

  • This state: 6,231
  • Other state: 7,281
  • Northeast: 2,167
  • Midwest: 2,163
  • South: 2,522
  • West: 381

76% of Lake Wales residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Florida.

Lake Wales:

76.1%
State average:

84.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 93
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 114
  • 5th and 6th grade: 85
  • 7th and 8th grade: 115
  • 9th grade: 203
  • 10th grade: 121
  • 11th grade: 184
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 108
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,416
  • Less than 1 year of college: 214
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 875
  • Associate degree: 295
  • Bachelor's degree: 705
  • Master's degree: 140
  • Professional school degree: 80
  • Doctorate degree: 42

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 160
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 59
  • 5th and 6th grade: 179
  • 7th and 8th grade: 129
  • 9th grade: 92
  • 10th grade: 163
  • 11th grade: 119
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 83
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,696
  • Less than 1 year of college: 515
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 695
  • Associate degree: 431
  • Bachelor's degree: 696
  • Master's degree: 284
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 70

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.2%Males
  • 15.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.0%Males
  • 15.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 5.5%Females
Lake Wales marital status for males
Lake Wales marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,387
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 309
  • 3 or 4: 434
  • 5 to 9: 508
  • 10 to 19: 267
  • 20 to 49: 172
  • 50 or more: 194
  • Mobile homes: 353
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $46,395

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lake Wales:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake Wales
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (91.3%)
  • Utility gas (6.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Electricity (93.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

5.4%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

4.2%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 309
Here:

36.4%
Florida:

20.1%

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)