StatisticLake WalesFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)80341091
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Lake Wales is 96% 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
  • In Lake Wales 0.24% of the population is Asian

Compare Lake Wales, FL Demographics


      Lake Wales population breakdown by race

      RaceLake WalesFloridaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Lake Wales age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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