Living in Lake Wales, FL

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Lake Wales, Florida Info Snack

Population
16,035
Unemployment
7.7%
Poverty
18.1%
Median Home
$167,400
Median Income
$44,186
Median Rent
$821

Lake Wales SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8

Lake Wales, FL Crime Report

413
Total Crimes
2,443.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
-1.33%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Lake Wales
/ 100k People
Florida
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 413 2,443.6 2,524.1 2,476.7
Violent Crime 55 325.4 378.4 366.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 8 47.3 75.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 46 272.2 258.3 250.2
Property Crime 358 2,118.2 2,145.7 2,109.9
Burglary 54 319.5 295.2 340.5
Larceny 275 1,627.1 1,668.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 29 171.6 181.8 219.9

Lake Wales, FL Cost Of Living

85
Lake Wales's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Lake Wales Florida National Average
Overall 85 99 100
Services 93 99 100
Groceries 97 105 100
Health 89 100 100
Housing 65 96 100
Transportation 91 98 100
Utilities 98 102 100

Lake Wales, FL Photos

Rankings for Lake Wales in Florida

Map Of Lake Wales, FL

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Population over time in Lake Wales

Year Population % Change
2019 16,035 1.9%
2018 15,735 2.2%
2017 15,401 1.3%
2016 15,206 1.9%
2015 14,929 1.8%
2014 14,665 1.3%
2013 14,480 1.5%
2012 14,268 1.3%
2011 14,078 1.4%
2010 13,884 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Wales

White
53.3% (8,550)
African American
25.4% (4,074)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.3% (41)
Hawaiian
0.1% (9)
Other
0.5% (75)
Two Or More
1.6% (264)
Hispanic
18.8% (3,022)
Race Lake Wales FL USA
White 53.3% 53.9% 60.7%
African American 25.4% 15.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 2.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 18.8% 25.6% 18.0%

Gender in Lake Wales

Female
54.9% (8,802)
Male
45.1% (7,232)
Gender Lake Wales FL USA
Female 54.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.1% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lake Wales for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (1,122)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (1,763)
High School / GED
31.0% (4,970)
Some College
20.0% (3,207)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,443)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (2,405)
Master's Degree
5.0% (801)
Professional Degree
1.0% (160)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (160)
Education Lake Wales FL USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Lake Wales, Florida

Less than $10,000
7.7% (123,846)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.3% (149,320)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.8% (173,439)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (187,531)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (273,166)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.9% (302,434)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.5% (216,257)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.4% (101,895)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (47,695)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (27,912)
Income Lake Wales FL USA
Less than $10,000 7.7% 6.5% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.3% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.8% 9.9% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 10.3% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.9% 18.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.5% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.4% 13.1% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 5.3% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 6.0% 7.7%

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