Lake Wales demographics profile

StatisticLake WalesFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)80329491
Median age35.841.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%38%43%
Speak English82%72%79%
Speak Spanish17%21%13%
Lake Wales, FL has a population of 15,206 and is the 2,800th largest city in the United States. The population density is 803 per sq mi which is 174% higher than the Florida average and 786% higher than the national average. The median age in Lake Wales is 36 which is approximately 14% lower than the Florida average of 42. In Lake Wales, 60% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 82% speak English and 17% speak Spanish. 41% of Lake Wales residents were born in Florida, 45% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Lake Wales is 174% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Lake Wales is 14% lower than Florida.
  • In Lake Wales 74.52% of the population is White.
  • In Lake Wales 20.77% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lake Wales 0.24% of the population is Asian.

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Lake Wales population breakdown by race

RaceLake WalesFloridaNational
Black or African American20.77%16.14%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.55%2.48%3.06%
Other race0.93%2.54%4.75%
In Lake Wales, 18.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lake Wales, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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