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33853 Zip Code (Lake Wales, FL) Detailed Profile




City: Lake Wales, FL (72.20%)
County: Polk County, FL
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 11,776
Zip code population in 2010: 11,161
Zip code population in 2000: 34,439

Houses and condos: 5,018
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,058
% of renters here:

50%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 33853: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 8.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,443 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 33853
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($1,038)
Florida:

0.8% ($2,035)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,245 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $885 (0.8%)

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Males: 5,396  (45.8%)
Females: 6,379  (54.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 33853:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 33853:

  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Zip code 33853 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 33853 (2019)
    • 5,39648.3%White
    • 3,42830.7%Black
    • 2,05218.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1611.4%Two or more races
    • 700.6%Asian
    • 360.3%American Indian
    • 160.1%Some other race
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 5,090
Rural population: 6,685

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $165,751
33853:

$165,751
Florida:

$245,100



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in 33853 zip code as of November 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 33853 is 816 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.5 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Florida:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 33853, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $33,668 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,668
State:

$60,316

Salary/wage: $29,407 (reported on 83.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,407
State:

$45,277
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.2% for AGIs below $25k, 82.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 41.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,599 (reported on 17.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,599
Florida:

$3,587
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,633 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

$5,633
State:

$12,831
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,925 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,925
State:

+$33,493
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,993 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,993
State:

+$10,012
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,438 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
33853:

$10,438
Florida:

$21,544
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,198 (23% of AGI, reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,198
State:

$25,533

Here:

23.5% of AGI
State:

18.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 7.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,232 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$5,232
State:

$5,698
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $2,970 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
33853:

$2,970
State:

$6,203
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,704 (reported on 35.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,704
State:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 44.8%
Here:

45%
State:

54%
(% for various income ranges: 42.4% for AGIs below $25k, 43.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 33853, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,186 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,186
State:

$50,523

Salary/wage: $29,601 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$29,601
State:

$39,563
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 138.4% for AGIs below $10k, 77.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 48.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,886 (reported on 33.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,886
Florida:

$3,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,579 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,579
State:

$6,129
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,718 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$11,718
State:

+$27,205
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,801 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,801
State:

+$10,634
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,000 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
33853:

$3,000
Florida:

$3,082
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,817 (25% of AGI, reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,817
State:

$20,370

Here:

25.4% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $10k, 8.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,523 (6% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,523
State:

$4,064

Here:

6.1% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,611 (reported on 61.8% of returns)
33853:

$5,611
State:

$9,431
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,996 (reported on 28.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,996
State:

$1,808

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.9%
Here:

59%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 56.0% for AGIs below $10k, 62.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 55.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$39,410
Florida:

$59,227
Lake Wales, FL (33853) map Nearest zip codes: 33859, 33877, 33827, 33884, 33838, 33851.
Lake Wales Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.2%
Florida:

41.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.8%
Florida:

46.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,069
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,014


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 32 (32 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,811 (931 now married, 1,888 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 33853 with a mortgage: 1,302 (41 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 787

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,259
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

19.8%
Whole state:

12.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

14.8%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 33853: Dopler Railroad Station (A), Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center (B), Lake Wales Public Library (C), City of Lake Wales Fire Department (D), Lake Wales Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 33853: Church of God (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes: Lake Lorraine (A), Lake Alta (B), Lake Altamaha (C), Lake Caroline (D), Lake Warren (E), Tractor Lake (F), North Lake Wales (G), Lake Belle (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2572014 or later
  • 802010 to 2013
  • 5402000 to 2009
  • 6131990 to 1999
  • 5221980 to 1989
  • 7641970 to 1979
  • 7111960 to 1969
  • 6231950 to 1959
  • 3581940 to 1949
  • 5671939 or earlier

Zip code 33853 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Wales, FL (33853)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Wales, FL (33853)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 4802 bedrooms
  • 9523 bedrooms
  • 5354 bedrooms
  • 945+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, FL (33853)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Wales, FL (33853)
  • 99no bedroom
  • 5781 bedroom
  • 8112 bedrooms
  • 5133 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales, FL (33853) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales, FL (33853) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 65no vehicle
  • 7431 vehicle
  • 6122 vehicles
  • 4193 vehicles
  • 2274 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales, FL (33853) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Wales, FL (33853) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 523no vehicle
  • 1,0051 vehicle
  • 3842 vehicles
  • 1363 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

  • Zip code 33853 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 33853 household income distribution in 2019
  • 311Less than $10,000
  • 459$10,000 to $14,999
  • 355$15,000 to $19,999
  • 228$20,000 to $24,999
  • 178$25,000 to $29,999
  • 213$30,000 to $34,999
  • 340$35,000 to $39,999
  • 232$40,000 to $44,999
  • 108$45,000 to $49,999
  • 281$50,000 to $59,999
  • 356$60,000 to $74,999
  • 451$75,000 to $99,999
  • 266$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 168$150,000 to $199,999
  • 84$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 33853

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 33853
  • 41Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 34$25,000 to $29,999
  • 18$30,000 to $34,999
  • 26$35,000 to $39,999
  • 116$40,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 84$60,000 to $69,999
  • 59$70,000 to $79,999
  • 72$80,000 to $89,999
  • 78$90,000 to $99,999
  • 156$100,000 to $124,999
  • 159$125,000 to $149,999
  • 251$150,000 to $174,999
  • 285$175,000 to $199,999
  • 247$200,000 to $249,999
  • 203$250,000 to $299,999
  • 38$300,000 to $399,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 33853

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 33853
  • 61Less than $100
  • 133$100 to $149
  • 32$150 to $199
  • 64$200 to $249
  • 60$250 to $299
  • 50$300 to $349
  • 39$350 to $399
  • 67$400 to $449
  • 43$450 to $499
  • 220$500 to $549
  • 113$550 to $599
  • 134$600 to $649
  • 175$650 to $699
  • 144$700 to $749
  • 70$750 to $799
  • 139$800 to $899
  • 17$900 to $999
  • 126$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,250 to $1,499
  • 34$1,500 to $1,999
  • 42$2,000 to $2,499
  • 174No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $776.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $182,820.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $225,921
  • Black or African American householders: $137,937
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $223,083
  • Asian householders: $187,605
  • Some other race householders: $175,969
  • Two or more races householders: $140,207
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $166,035

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $165,751
33853:

$165,751
Florida:

$245,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,836 - $209,340

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $205,612
Here:

$205,612
State:

$343,090

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,438
Here:

$177,438
State:

$248,955

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $44,319
Here:

$44,319
State:

$313,255

Mobile homes: $46,599
Here:

$46,599
State:

$83,101
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 33853
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,068
  • One, attached: 161
  • Two: 455
  • 3 or 4: 385
  • 5 to 9: 406
  • 10 to 19: 123
  • 20 to 49: 101
  • 50 or more: 112
  • Mobile homes: 180

Unemployment: 6.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 33853

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 33853
  • 82.5%4,158Drove a car alone
  • 9.9%498Carpooled
  • 0.4%22Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.3%16Taxi
  • 0.6%32Motorcycle
  • 0.5%24Walked
  • 1.8%93Other means
  • 3.7%186Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 33853

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 33853
  • 296Less than 5 minutes
  • 6205 to 9 minutes
  • 64310 to 14 minutes
  • 76315 to 19 minutes
  • 38320 to 24 minutes
  • 20825 to 29 minutes
  • 79530 to 34 minutes
  • 9335 to 39 minutes
  • 11740 to 44 minutes
  • 57945 to 59 minutes
  • 24160 to 89 minutes
  • 10190 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 33853:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,776
  • Male householders: 1,552 (734 living alone), Female householders: 2,599 (757 living alone)
  • 1,441 spouses (1,421 opposite-sex spouses), 225 unmarried partners, (225 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,168 children (3,814 natural, 164 adopted, 193 stepchildren), 585 grandchildren, 261 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 0 foster children, 165 other relatives, 370 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 212 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,096 2-persons, 486 3-persons, 443 4-persons, 226 5-persons, 242 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,490 1-person, 170 2-persons

1,513 married couples with children.
1,013 single-parent households (363 men, 650 women).

80.6% of residents of 33853 zip code speak English at home.
18.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% very well, 22% well, 10% not well, 13% not at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (45% very well, 55% not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (56% very well, 44% not well).

Foreign born population: 887 (7.5%)
(53.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.5%
Whole state:

21.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 37%Honduras
  • 21%Haiti
  • 8%El Salvador
  • 8%Colombia
  • 4%Dominica
  • 2%Costa Rica
  • 2%Nicaragua
Most common first ancestries reported in 33853
  • 17%American
  • 5%Jamaican
  • 3%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%European
  • 2%African
  • 1%British
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2232010 or later
  • 2742000 to 2009
  • 3901990 to 1999
  • 683Before 1990

Zip code 33853 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • INSILCO TECHNOLOGIES - ITG GLOBAL DIVISION (2800 US HWY 27 N in LAKE WALES, FL)
    STATE MASTER (FDM) - CHAZ-FLD982117632, HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION PROGRAM, WAFR-FLR05B564, NPDES STORMWATER PROGRAM, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: CURRENT-CARRYING WIRING DEVICES; ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
    Business NAICS classification: CURRENT-CARRYING WIRING DEVICE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: INSILCO TECHNOLOGIES ITG GLOBAL DIV, INSILCO TECHNOLOGIES INC (CONTACT/APPLICANT) , JEFFERY HERMAN (CONTACT/OWNER) , INSILCO CORP (CONTACT/OWNER) , INSILCO TECHNOLOGIES INC (CONTACT/PERMIT)
    Alternative names: ESCOD INDUSTRIES, ESCOD INDUSTRIES INC, INSILCO TECHNOLOGIES ITG GLOBA
  • CITRUS WORLD INCORPORATED (650 U.S. HWY. 27 in LAKE WALES, FL)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2000-0528, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CROP PREPARATION SERVICES FOR MARKET, EXCEPT COTTON GINNING; FROZEN FRUITS, FRUIT JUICES, AND VEGETABLES; PREPARED FEEDS AND FEED INGREDIENTS FOR ANIMALS AND FOWLS, EXCEPT DOGS AND CATS
    Business NAICS classification: FROZEN FRUIT, JUICE, AND VEGETABLE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: FRED FULKS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CITROSUCO NORTH AMERICA INCORPORATED ALCOMA DIVISION (5937 HIGHWAY 60 EAST in LAKE WALES, FL)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2003-2013, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: CANNED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, PRESERVES, JAMS, AND JELLIES; FROZEN FRUITS, FRUIT JUICES, AND VEGETABLES
    Business NAICS classification: FROZEN FRUIT, JUICE, AND VEGETABLE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: NON NOTIFIED (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ALCOMA PACKING CO INC, CITROSUCO N A INCORPORATED ALCOMA DIVISION, Citrosuco North America, Inc.
  • HIGHLANDS OIL CO INC (1130 N SCENIC in LAKE WALES, FL)
    STATE MASTER (FDM) - CHAZ-FLR000044016, HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION PROGRAM
    TRANSPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    USED OIL PROGRAM (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WHOLESALERS, EXCEPT BULK STATIONS AND TERMINALS; SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER INFORMATION SERVICES.
    Organizations: MID STATE ENERGY INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: HIGHLANDS OIL CO USED OIL DIV
  • OAKLEY GROVES INC (101 ABC RD in LAKE WALES, FL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: TRUCKING, EXCEPT LOCAL
    Organizations: FRANK MISLYAN (CONTACT/OWNER) , BOB HONOUR, DIR-MGR (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: OAKLEY TRANSPORT INC
  • LAKE WALES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (#1 HIGHLANDER WAY in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1721
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1051 STATE ROAD 60, EAST in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1361
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • JANIE HOWARD WILSON SCHOOL (306 FLORIDA AVE in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1401
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • POLK AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (110 E POLK AVE in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1351
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ROOSEVELT ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP AND APPLIED TECHNO (115 E ST in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1381
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • MCLAUGHLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (800 S 4TH ST in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1341
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • SPOOK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (321 E NORTH AVE in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-1371
    Organizations: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CITRUS WORLD INC FLORIDA'S NATURAL GROWERS LAKE WALES DIV (20205 US HWY 27 S in LAKE WALES, FL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: FROZEN FRUITS, FRUIT JUICES, AND VEGETABLES
    Organizations: FLORIDA NATURAL GROWERS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CITRUS WORLD INC., FLORIDA NATURAL GROWERS

Zip code 33853 marital status for males
Zip code 33853 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 94.9%Electricity
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 32,570. Population change in the 1990s: +1,869 (+5.7%).

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

  • This state: 5,782
  • Northeast: 1,558
  • Midwest: 1,233
  • South: 1,509
  • West: 69

53% of the 33853 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Florida.

86% of the 33853 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Lake Wales, FL (33853)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 156
Here:

11.5%
Florida:

14.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

10.0%
Florida:

11.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 211
Here:

51.9%
Florida:

19.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 114,037Business and financial operations occupations
  • 71,316Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 64,288Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 61,337Management occupations
  • 58,742Transportation occupations
  • 51,915Production occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • PBG OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC (331 S 1ST ST in LAKE WALES, FL) : $14,121,504 in 23 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Family Housing Facilities by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $14,650,000; 2005: -$528,496; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $3,000,000 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Family Housing Facilities. Signed on 2004-10-29. Completion date: 2005-04-29.
    $3,000,000 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Family Housing Facilities. Signed on 2004-10-29. Completion date: 2005-04-29.
    $1,000,000, same as above. Signed on 2004-11-16. Completion date: 2005-04-29.
    $1,000,000, same as above. Signed on 2004-11-30. Completion date: 2005-04-29.
  • CITRUS WORLD, INC (20205 HWY 27 in LAKE WALES, FL) : $13,815,385 in 34 contracts from 1999 to 2005
    Contracts for Fruits and Vegetables, Non-Food Items For Resale, Food Items For Resale, Dairy Foods and Eggs by Agricultural Marketing Service (disused code), Agricultural Marketing Service, Defense Commissary Agency
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $3,449,000; 2002: $218,272; 2003: $2,365,261; 2004: $6,771,010; 2005: $901,842; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $2,925,000 with Agricultural Marketing Service (disused code) for Fruits and Vegetables. Signed on 2001-09-15. Completion date: 2002-06-15.
    $2,316,473 with Agricultural Marketing Service for Fruits and Vegetables. Signed on 2004-02-18. Completion date: 2004-10-31.
    $1,802,240, same as above. Signed on 2004-03-02. Completion date: 2004-10-31.
    $1,087,650, same as above. Signed on 2003-12-19. Completion date: 2004-03-31.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (250-499 employees: 1 establishment, 50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 3 establishments, 10-19 employees: 5 establishments, 5-9 employees: 3 establishments, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 3, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 4)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Utilities: Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation (100-249: 1, 10-19: 1)

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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED168$118,891222$119,737513$142,07641$47,3711$110,000122$123,162126$54,964
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$124,30319$137,01066$155,1764$23,6580$019$196,7459$71,813
APPLICATIONS DENIED56$119,35059$100,333387$150,28665$54,6061$5,000,00071$113,54084$51,878
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$140,21240$128,992174$154,94210$132,9580$026$126,70511$84,280
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$88,8218$136,54838$156,8361$132,4000$011$145,4065$105,782
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$164,1684$147,3452$178,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$120,9702$115,1351$97,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$331,3541$83,4300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,2900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 33853
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 33853 - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 124 took place in 2006, and the least - 52 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 33853 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.3%), and Structure Fires (30.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 33853
    • 59050.3%Outside Fires
    • 35430.2%Structure Fires
    • 19316.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 373.2%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 33853, Florida

Most common first names in zip code 33853 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William23474.8 years
John22874.1 years
James22571.1 years
Mary19878.5 years
Robert18072.7 years
Charles13872.4 years
George12675.7 years
Joseph9175.8 years
Margaret8576.7 years
Helen8277.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 33853 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12875.4 years
Jones10574.8 years
Johnson8770.7 years
Williams8676.1 years
Brown6874.8 years
Davis6773.3 years
Miller4275.7 years
Thomas4074.8 years
White3776.9 years
Allen3171.9 years
Businesses in zip code 33853
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
Arby's1Pac Sun1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Publix Super Markets1
Charlotte Russe1Spencer Gifts1
Curves1Super 81
Dennys1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1Toys"R"Us1
FedEx3True Value1
Foot Locker1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
Home Depot1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP1Walgreens1
KFC1YMCA1
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