Lake Wales employment information

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Income per capita$17,651$26,499$28,555
Median household income$35,785$47,212$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,296$57,046$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,070$32,605$33,219
Median earnings male$21,671$31,136$36,116
Median earnings female$18,987$24,898$25,692
Unemployment rate10.2%6.5%5.8%
Poverty level28.9%16.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lake Wales is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lake Wales is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 74% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lake Wales is 85% higher than the national average.

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Lake Wales median earnings by income bracket

Lake Wales employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector12.5%5.9%
Financial & insurance services0.9%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services19.0%17.7%
Public administration4.3%6.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.4%
Education, health & social services6.9%36.9%

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Jan Phyl Village, FL5,161$48,7509%
Alturas, FL3,948$45,41715%
Lake Wales, FL14,665$35,78533%

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Tenafly, NJ14,672$140,923163%
Jacksonville, TX14,654$30,99642%
Somerton, AZ14,679$31,17842%
Canton, IL14,650$40,20625%
Ramsey, NJ14,650$122,165128%
Lake Wales, FL14,665$35,78533%
Source: The Lake Wales, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.