Lake Wales Area Facts & Figures

Average annual rainfall: 48″
Average snowfall: 0″
Average temperature in winter: 60°
Average temperature in summer: 82°
County: Polk
County Seat: Bartow
City of Lake Wales Incorporated: 1917
Size: 19 square miles

Demographics – Lake Wales Area

(5-mile radius from the center of downtown Lake Wales)

Population, 2010: 25,870

Population, 2015 Projection: 26,860

Growth, 2010-2015: .75%

2010 Median Age: 43.2

Total Housing Units: 10,510

Owner Occupied Units: 7,339

Renter Occupied Units: 3,171

Average Household Size: 2.42

Average Household Income: $48,756

Median Household Income: $36,732

Per Capita Income: $19,867 (Source: Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing. ESRI forecasts for 2010 and 2015)

City of Lake Wales FY 2009-10 Property Tax Rate: 7.3277 mills ($7.33 per $1,000 of assessed value)

State Income Tax: No

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