Lake Wales (zip 33898), Florida 

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Population

19,371

+9.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$38,155

Median Home Price

$196,600

Median Age

47.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.3 / 9.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lake Wales (zip 33898), 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 the 33898 zip code, while August and July are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Lake Wales (zip 33898)
Cost of Living: -12.8% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level
Lake Wales, FL Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll 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 Lake Wales (zip 33898) is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Wales (zip 33898) jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Wales (zip 33898)'s cost of living is 12.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Wales (zip 33898)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, April and March are the most pleasant months in the 33898 zip code, 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
Lake Wales (zip 33898)'s population is 19,371 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Wales (zip 33898) is Real Estate: $196,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.8%.

SCHOOLS
Lake Wales (zip 33898) 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 Lake Wales (zip 33898). More Education



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Housing Market in Lake Wales

It's a good time to buy in Lake Wales. Home Appreciation is up 19.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Wales is $196,600.
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