Lake Wales, Florida

Population 14,268

Lake Wales is located in Polk County, FL. The population is 14,268, making Lake Wales the 6th largest city in Polk County.

There are 9 public schools in Lake Wales with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Lake Wales is very low , and there are 114 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Lake Wales is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Lake Wales property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Lake Wales include Highland Park, Waverly and Crooked Lake Park.

Lake Wales Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 20.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 60.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.1%

Crime Rate

1.44% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 172
  • Violent Crimes: 325
  • Robbery: 47
  • Burglary: 320
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

85.46% Higher than national avg.
  • 114 offenders in Lake Wales
  • 79.90 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

183 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 22
  • Registered Polluters: 3
  • Superfunds: 1
  • Tanks & Spills: 157


Moderate 3.5%
  • Florida unemployment average: 2.8%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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9 Public Schools view public schools

There are 9 K-12 public schools in Lake Wales, FL and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Lake Wales's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.
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3 Private Schools

Candlelight Christian Academy

Endtime Christian School Of Excellence

The Vanguard School

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1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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114 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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74 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Lake Wales, FL issued 74 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 74 permits, 64 were issued for single family homes and 10 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Lake Wales, FL issued 43 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $783
  • 1 Bedroom: $792
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,001
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,338
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,706

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Environmental Hazards

183 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (386/398)
    Lake Wales, FL has 96.98% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Lake Wales, FL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.35 Average
    Lake Wales, FL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 60.68°
  • February 64.8°
  • March 67.13°
  • April 73.67°
  • May 79.7°
  • June 82.41°
  • July 83.02°
  • August 83.44°
  • September 82.17°
  • October 74.3°
  • November 67.5°
  • December 63.22°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Lake Wales, FL

Lake Wales, FL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Lake Wales, FL has no risk of hurricanes.
Lake Wales, FL has a low risk of hail storms.
Lake Wales, FL has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Lake Wales, FL: $38,268


Unemployment in Lake Wales is 3.5%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 2.8% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 48.01%
White Collar - 51.99%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Scott
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Sen. Marco Rubio

City Representatives

  • Tom Rooney

Neighborhood Info

6 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

2 Cemeteries view all

22 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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