Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
736,229
3.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.748% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
1.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,901
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$215,700
21.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
320,223
5.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL had a population of 736k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $60,901. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew from 713,148 to 736,229, a 3.24% increase and its median household income grew from $55,099 to $60,901, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), White (Hispanic) (10%), Other (Hispanic) (8.91%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.55%).

None of the households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Polk State College (2,489 degrees awarded in 2022), Southeastern University (1,639 degrees), and Florida Southern College (857 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was $215,700, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%.

Most people in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is home to a population of 736k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.8% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents were born outside of the country (79.6k people).

In 2022, there were 3.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (401k people) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 73.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    401k ± 920
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 1.53k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    73.8k ± 4.14k
26.2%
Hispanic Population
193k people

In 2022, there were 3.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (401k people) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 73.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.2% of the people in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are hispanic (193k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
79.6k people
10.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
74.1k people

As of 2022, 10.8% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents (79.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,424 ± 837
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,191 ± 920
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,635 ± 536

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL employs 320k people. The largest industries in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Retail Trade (46,468 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (38,187 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (29,667 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,350), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,471), and Utilities ($59,609).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

320k
2022 Value
± 5,411
5.1%
1 Year growth
± 2.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 305k employees to 320k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,854 people), Sales & Related Occupations (35,579 people), and Management Occupations (27,441 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

320k
2022 Value
± 5,411
5.1%
1 Year growth
± 2.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 5.1%, from 305k employees to 320k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, are Retail Trade (46,468 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (38,187 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (29,667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,418
Median earning men ± $756
$32,495
Median earning women ± $647

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,707), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,312), and Information ($51,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,619), Public Administration ($40,996), and Construction ($40,820).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,232
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,108
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,911
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL awarded 6,552 degrees. The student population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,013 male students and 15,159 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are White (3,656 and 57.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,426 and 22.3%), Black or African American (899 and 14.1%), and Asian (152 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL by number of degrees awarded are Polk State College (2,489 and 38%), Southeastern University (1,639 and 25%), and Florida Southern College (857 and 13.1%).

The most popular majors in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,348 and 20.6%), Divinity & Ministry (425 and 6.49%), and General Business Administration & Management (417 and 6.36%).

The median tuition costs in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are $27,939 for private four year colleges, and $2,818 and $6,543 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 55.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,172 (42.1% men and 57.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,172 students enrolled in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, 42.1% men and 57.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,557 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was Divinity & Ministry with 213 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,489 degrees awarded
  2. 1,639 degrees awarded
  3. 857 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Polk State College with 2,489 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,618 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, which is 0.665 times less than the 3,934 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,656 degrees mean that there were 2.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,426 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,939) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,336) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was $215,700 in 2022, which is 0.765 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $177,900 to $215,700, a 21.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is 69.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is $60,901. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$215,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,390
$184,335
Median Property Taxes
±$3,492

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.8% of the housing units in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,901
Median Household Income
± $1,004
264k
Number of Households
± 4,522

In 2022, the median household income of the 264k households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew to $60,901 from the previous year's value of $55,099.

The following chart displays the households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.84%)
  3. Carpooled (8.74%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.84%) and those who carpooled to work (8.74%).

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.12% of the workforce in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (107k out of 720k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87% of the population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL declined by 0.747% from 13.1% to 13%.

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