Lake Wales, FL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Lake Wales, Florida Info Snack

Population
16,515
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
15.5%
Median Home
$180,700
Median Income
$48,145
Median Rent
$883

Lake Wales SnackAbility

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

Lake Wales, FL Crime Report

294
Total Crimes
1,721.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-26.61%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Lake Wales
/ 100k People
Florida
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 294 1,721.8 2,153.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 43 251.8 383.6 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 5.9 6.5
Robbery 5 29.3 62.2 73.9
Aggravated Assault 36 210.8 280.1 279.7
Property Crime 251 1,470.0 1,769.4 1,958.2
Burglary 55 322.1 240.6 314.2
Larceny 170 995.6 1,352.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 26 152.3 176.1 246.0

Lake Wales, FL Cost Of Living

88
Lake Wales's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Lake Wales Florida National Average
Overall 88 98 100
Services 95 99 100
Groceries 101 107 100
Health 92 98 100
Housing 66 96 100
Transportation 98 102 100
Utilities 101 106 100

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
2020 16,515 5.0%
2019 15,735 2.2%
2018 15,401 1.3%
2017 15,206 1.9%
2016 14,929 1.8%
2015 14,665 1.3%
2014 14,480 1.5%
2013 14,268 1.3%
2012 14,078 1.4%
2011 13,884 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Wales

White
51.0% (8,420)
African American
22.8% (3,758)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.3% (45)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.2% (36)
Two Or More
1.9% (321)
Hispanic
23.8% (3,928)
Race Lake Wales FL USA
White 51.0% 53.4% 60.1%
African American 22.8% 15.2% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 0.3% 2.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 23.8% 25.8% 18.2%

Gender in Lake Wales

Female
54.2% (8,950)
Male
45.8% (7,564)
Gender Lake Wales FL USA
Female 54.2% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 45.8% 48.9% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
6.0% (990)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (1,486)
High School / GED
31.0% (5,119)
Some College
27.0% (4,459)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,321)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (1,981)
Master's Degree
6.0% (990)
Professional Degree
1.0% (165)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Lake Wales FL USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Lake Wales, Florida

Less than $10,000
9.0% (148,461)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (152,613)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (133,926)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.7% (159,881)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.2% (267,852)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.6% (324,434)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.3% (219,577)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.9% (163,514)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (54,245)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (26,992)
Income Lake Wales FL USA
Less than $10,000 9.0% 6.2% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 4.2% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 9.3% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.7% 9.9% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.2% 13.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.6% 18.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.3% 12.5% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.9% 13.7% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 5.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 6.4% 8.3%

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