Winter Haven, Florida 

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Population

46,578

+16.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$36,602

Median Home Price

$210,000

Median Age

44.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.2 / 9.1

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Winter Haven, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Winter Haven, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area
City: Winter Haven
Zip Codes: 33880 33881
Cost of Living: -11.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

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Winter Haven, Fl Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Leisure activities
Cost of living
Attractive setting
Cons
Growth & sprawl
Low educational attainment
Summer heat and humidity

What Bert Has To Say About Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area

Lakeland historically has been a major agricultural center with citrus growing, processing, and distribution, and a large phosphate mining industry mainly to the west. Winter Haven is a rapidly growing resort area to the east, and both places, taking advantage of a strategic location between major Florida centers of Tampa Bay and Orlando and relatively low housing costs, are becoming retirement and family living destinations.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Winter Haven is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Winter Haven jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Winter Haven's cost of living is 11.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Winter Haven's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Winter Haven, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Winter Haven's population is 46,578 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 16.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Winter Haven is Real Estate: $210,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.5%.

SCHOOLS
Winter Haven public schools spend $9,657 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Winter Haven. More Education



Best Places to Live in Winter Haven Rankings


Housing Market in Winter Haven

It's a good time to buy in Winter Haven. Home Appreciation is up 16.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Winter Haven is $210,000.
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Reviews for Winter Haven   8 Reviews
Winter Haven FL is definitely not a safe place to - 7/10/2021
Definitely NOT a fan. My son moved me here without checking the rental home or neighborhood. WOW, we're we in for a surprise. It's total ghetto. I would NEVER... Read More

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Not a bad place to live - 7/23/2017
I lived in Bartow, right down the road from WH for many years. This is not a metropolitan area. It is middle class, bedroom community. It will take you less than an hour... Read More

Borning - 7/14/2014
Nothing to do... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA
33880 33881

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