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Lake Wales, FL (Florida) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,397 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Lake Wales:

$150,397
Florida:

$214,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,724 - $181,823

Lake Wales,FL index of house prices

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

Houses: 6,833 (5,822 occupied: 3,314 owner occupied, 2,514 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

35%

Housing density: 512 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $70,578.

Median contract rent in 2017: $325 (lower quartile is $186, upper quartile is $408)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $386


Median gross rent in Lake Wales, FL in 2017: $398

Housing units in Lake Wales with a mortgage: 1,879 (28 second mortgage, 94 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,438

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $68,665

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,315

Median monthly housing costs: $800


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Lake Wales, Florida Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1991

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,369
  • In family households: 13,116 (1,908 male householders, 1,571 female householders)
    2,592 spouses, 4,862 children (4,274 natural, 157 adopted, 404 stepchildren), 793 grandchildren, 198 brothers or sisters, 194 parents, 515 other relatives, 348 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,770 (1,003 male householders (783 living alone)), 1,285 female householders (1,127 living alone)), 487 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 387

Size of family households: 1,775 2-persons, 601 3-persons, 383 4-persons, 355 5-persons, 270 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,912 1-person, 375 2-persons, 5 3-persons.

2,181 married couples with children.
1,408 single-parent households (546 men, 862 women).

79.5% of residents of Lake Wales speak English at home.
18.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,599 (9.8%)
(43.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 0no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 1,0982 bedrooms
  • 1,4923 bedrooms
  • 4934 bedrooms
  • 1615+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 63no bedroom
  • 6901 bedroom
  • 9012 bedrooms
  • 7023 bedrooms
  • 564 bedrooms
  • 775+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 117no vehicle
  • 1,4791 vehicle
  • 1,1092 vehicles
  • 4293 vehicles
  • 1154 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales in renter-occupied apartments
  • 551no vehicle
  • 1,1531 vehicle
  • 5402 vehicles
  • 1783 vehicles
  • 64 vehicles
  • 1155+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1283 rooms
  • 5444 rooms
  • 7265 rooms
  • 7466 rooms
  • 4607 rooms
  • 2608 rooms
  • 4739+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 511 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 5083 rooms
  • 6014 rooms
  • 5775 rooms
  • 3636 rooms
  • 977 rooms
  • 728 rooms
  • 879+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Lake Wales, FL
  • Lake Wales, FL household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Lake Wales, FL in 2017
  • 523Less than $10,000
  • 847$10,000 to $19,999
  • 675$20,000 to $29,999
  • 714$30,000 to $39,999
  • 614$40,000 to $49,999
  • 500$50,000 to $59,999
  • 556$60,000 to $74,999
  • 649$75,000 to $99,999
  • 306$100,000 to $124,999
  • 177$125,000 to $149,999
  • 76$150,000 to $199,999
  • 114$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Distribution of house value in Lake Wales, FL in 2017
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 36$15,000 to $19,999
  • 63$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 69$35,000 to $39,999
  • 76$40,000 to $49,999
  • 68$50,000 to $59,999
  • 159$60,000 to $69,999
  • 188$70,000 to $79,999
  • 189$80,000 to $89,999
  • 124$90,000 to $99,999
  • 307$100,000 to $124,999
  • 301$125,000 to $149,999
  • 279$150,000 to $174,999
  • 265$175,000 to $199,999
  • 399$200,000 to $249,999
  • 364$250,000 to $299,999
  • 196$300,000 to $399,999
  • 92$400,000 to $499,999
  • 6$500,000 to $749,999
  • 2$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Lake Wales, FL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lake Wales, FL in 2017
  • 65Less than $100
  • 15$100 to $149
  • 5$150 to $199
  • 23$200 to $249
  • 45$250 to $299
  • 36$300 to $349
  • 47$350 to $399
  • 193$400 to $449
  • 33$450 to $499
  • 498$500 to $549
  • 97$550 to $599
  • 227$600 to $649
  • 212$650 to $699
  • 86$700 to $749
  • 111$750 to $799
  • 139$800 to $899
  • 9$900 to $999
  • 223$1,000 to $1,249
  • 29$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22$2,000 to $2,499
  • 12$2,500 to $2,999
  • 8$3,500 or more
  • 158No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 84.1%
Number of people working at home: 292 (5.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 310
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 748
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 828
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 542
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 415
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 139
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 844
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 120
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 175
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 626
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 382
  • 90 or more minutes: 72
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake Wales

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,246 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 958 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 171 (2%)
  • Taxi: 134 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 40 (0%)
  • Walked: 146 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 292 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.6%Males
  • 14.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 3.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1232010 or later
  • 3552000 to 2009
  • 3461990 to 1999
  • 1421980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970
Ancestries in Lake Wales, FL

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 1,554 (16.6%)
  • Irish: 461 (4.9%)
  • German: 388 (4.1%)
  • English: 358 (3.8%)
  • Jamaican: 248 (2.7%)
  • Italian: 190 (2.0%)
  • French Canadian: 104 (1.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 82 (0.9%)
  • Polish: 81 (0.9%)
  • Bahamian: 66 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 54 (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 53 (0.6%)
  • British: 47 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 43 (0.5%)
  • Danish: 26 (0.3%)
  • Lithuanian: 20 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 20 (0.2%)
  • French: 19 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 17 (0.2%)
  • European: 15 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 15 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 15 (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 14 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 14 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 14 (0.1%)
  • African: 13 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 12 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 11 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 11 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 10 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 9 (0.10%)
  • Norwegian: 9 (0.10%)
  • Swedish: 9 (0.10%)
  • Finnish: 8 (0.09%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 5 (0.05%)

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

Mexico
Lake Wales:

39.6% (622)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Jamaica
Lake Wales:

10.2% (161)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Lake Wales:

7.1% (112)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Cuba
Lake Wales:

5.8% (91)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Lake Wales:

4.6% (72)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Dominican Republic
Lake Wales:

4.5% (70)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Bahamas
Lake Wales:

3.0% (47)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Trinidad and Tobago
Lake Wales:

2.6% (41)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Lake Wales:

2.5% (40)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Lake Wales:

2.5% (39)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Lake Wales:

2.0% (32)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Lake Wales:

1.6% (25)
Florida:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 6,621
  • Other state: 7,290
  • Northeast: 2,097
  • Midwest: 2,193
  • South: 2,556
  • West: 410

77.0% of Lake Wales residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38.9% lived in Florida.


Lake Wales:

77.0%
State average:

84.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 66
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 74
  • 5th and 6th grade: 147
  • 7th and 8th grade: 92
  • 9th grade: 143
  • 10th grade: 143
  • 11th grade: 180
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 140
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,465
  • Less than 1 year of college: 206
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,006
  • Associate degree: 387
  • Bachelor's degree: 647
  • Master's degree: 151
  • Professional school degree: 79
  • Doctorate degree: 44
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 106
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 42
  • 5th and 6th grade: 229
  • 7th and 8th grade: 150
  • 9th grade: 107
  • 10th grade: 155
  • 11th grade: 98
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 107
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,592
  • Less than 1 year of college: 548
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 907
  • Associate degree: 499
  • Bachelor's degree: 687
  • Master's degree: 281
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 45
Educational Attainment for Females
Lake Wales marital status for males
Lake Wales marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,690
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 309
  • 3 or 4: 374
  • 5 to 9: 519
  • 10 to 19: 288
  • 20 to 49: 169
  • 50 or more: 204
  • Mobile homes: 334
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,964

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 0.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Lake Wales
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Wales, FL
  • 91.1%Electricity
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Wales, FL
  • 93.5%Electricity
  • 2.3%Utility gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 125
Here:

6.5%
Florida:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

5.0%
Florida:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 319
Here:

40.2%
Florida:

20.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability