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Lake Wales, Florida (FL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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24.0% of Lake Wales, FL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 41.4% greater than the poverty level of 14.0% across the entire state of Florida. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.8% of high school graduates and 41.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 15.4% among disabled males and 19.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 75.0%. For comparison, it was 38.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lake Wales, FL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Lake Wales:

24.0%
Whole state:

14.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Lake Wales:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lake Wales:

15.4%
Florida:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 29.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lake Wales:

21.9%
Florida:

29.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lake Wales:

19.6%
Florida:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 29.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lake Wales:

26.6%
Florida:

29.4%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

75.0%
Residents above poverty level:

38.7%

Poverty by age in Lake Wales, FL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lake Wales
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lake Wales,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 33.0%Under 5 years
  • 44.0%5 years
  • 57.7%6 to 11 years
  • 12.6%12 to 14 years
  • 29.5%15 years
  • 30.8%16 and 17 years
  • 32.6%18 to 24 years
  • 12.1%25 to 34 years
  • 23.1%35 to 44 years
  • 16.5%45 to 54 years
  • 18.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.1%65 to 74 years
  • 2.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lake Wales
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lake Wales,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.7%Under 5 years
  • 86.8%5 years
  • 34.8%6 to 11 years
  • 15.9%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 16.5%16 and 17 years
  • 23.5%18 to 24 years
  • 27.2%25 to 34 years
  • 5.1%35 to 44 years
  • 37.0%45 to 54 years
  • 11.0%55 to 64 years
  • 7.1%65 to 74 years
  • 15.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lake Wales, FL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lake Wales,FL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 14.1%Under 5 years
  • 10.1%5 years
  • 14.5%6 to 11 years
  • 10.2%12 to 14 years
  • 4.5%15 years
  • 15.7%16 and 17 years
  • 12.7%18 to 24 years
  • 6.4%25 to 34 years
  • 5.3%35 to 44 years
  • 5.3%45 to 54 years
  • 0.8%55 to 64 years
  • 1.4%65 to 74 years
  • 6.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lake Wales, FL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lake Wales, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lake Wales, FL (%)
  • 13.4%White
  • 33.8%Black
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 30.8%Other race
  • 38.9%2+ races
  • 27.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lake Wales, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lake Wales, FL (absolute numbers)
  • 1,166White
  • 1,118Black
  • 0Asian
  • 49Other race
  • 2302+ races
  • 961Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.6%Below poverty level
  • 77.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.4%Below poverty level
  • 84.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lake Wales, FL

Children below poverty level:
Lake Wales, Florida:

36.9%
State:

20.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Lake Wales:

21.8%
Florida:

17.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Lake Wales:

41.4%
Florida:

39.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 37.9%Married-couple family
  • 24.3%Male, no wife present
  • 37.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lake Wales not in families by work experience
  • 4.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.2%Worked part-time
  • 64.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 22.9%Both worked full-time
  • 5.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 5.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.9%Both worked part-time
  • 20.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 34.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 14.2%1995 to 1998
  • 4.3%1990 to 1994
  • 8.5%1980 to 1989
  • 22.7%1970 to 1979
  • 19.9%1960 to 1969
  • 25.1%1950 to 1959
  • 2.4%1940 to 1949
  • 2.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.9%1999 to 2000
  • 7.6%1995 to 1998
  • 6.5%1990 to 1994
  • 11.3%1980 to 1989
  • 17.5%1970 to 1979
  • 12.3%1960 to 1969
  • 22.1%1950 to 1959
  • 5.8%1940 to 1949
  • 14.0%1939 or earlier
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