Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
705,735
2.84% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.2
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.1%
4.55% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,535
1.88% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$162,400
7.69% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
296,493
3.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL had a population of 706k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $51,535. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew from 686,218 to 705,735, a 2.84% increase and its median household income grew from $50,584 to $51,535, a 1.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.6%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), Other (Hispanic) (3.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.14%).

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.

94.6% of the residents in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Polk State College (2,539 degrees awarded in 2020), Southeastern University (1,496 degrees), and Florida Southern College (810 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was $162,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is home to a population of 706k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.5% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents were born outside of the country (74.4k people).

In 2020, there were 3.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (406k people) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k White (Hispanic) and 103k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2020 Citizenship
94.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.6% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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)
    406k ± 921
  2. White (Hispanic)
    111k ± 2.97k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 1.28k
23.5%
Hispanic Population
166k people

In 2020, there were 3.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (406k people) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111k White (Hispanic) and 103k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are hispanic (166k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Florida.
Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
74.4k people
10%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
68.8k people

As of 2020, 10.5% of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL residents (74.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was 10%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,562 ± 810
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,403 ± 935
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,045 ± 669

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL employs 296k people. The largest industries in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Retail Trade (45,010 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,882 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (27,107 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,083), Utilities ($53,426), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,761).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

296k
2020 Value
± 5,019
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 285k employees to 296k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,197 people), Sales & Related Occupations (33,498 people), and Management Occupations (23,997 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

296k
2020 Value
± 5,019
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 2.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 285k employees to 296k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, are Retail Trade (45,010 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,882 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (27,107 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

$36,125
Median earning men ± $939
$27,436
Median earning women ± $609

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,076), Public Administration ($46,866), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,585).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,785), Construction ($37,424), and Public Administration ($34,355).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.91M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.49M
    Manufacturing
  3. $2.33M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 27 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 27 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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In 2020, universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL awarded 6,126 degrees. The student population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 11,108 male students and 16,140 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are White (3,574 and 59.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,237 and 20.7%), Black or African American (773 and 12.9%), and Asian (145 and 2.43%).

The largest universities in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL by number of degrees awarded are Polk State College (2,539 and 41.4%), Southeastern University (1,496 and 24.4%), and Florida Southern College (810 and 13.2%).

The most popular majors in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,307 and 21.3%), Divinity & Ministry (423 and 6.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (341 and 5.57%).

The median tuition costs in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL are $26,023 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

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Measure

In 2020 in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 27,248 (40.8% men and 59.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 27,248 students enrolled in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, 40.8% men and 59.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,680 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degree-majors awarded
  2. 276 degree-majors awarded
  3. 187 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was Registered Nursing with 181 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. 2,539 degrees awarded
  2. 1,496 degrees awarded
  3. 810 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Polk State College with 2,539 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,411 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, which is 0.649 times less than the 3,715 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,574 degrees mean that there were 2.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,237 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 ($26,023) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,336) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was $162,400 in 2020, which is 0.707 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,800 to $162,400, a 7.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have an average commute time of 28.4 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 $51,535. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

Property

$162,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,240
$167,295
Median Property Taxes
±$3,372

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.5% of the housing units in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,535
Median Household Income
± $861
241k
Number of Households
± 4,129

In 2020, the median household income of the 241k households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew to $51,535 from the previous year's value of $50,584.

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.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.22%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.79%) and those who worked at home (5.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% 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

The following chart displays the households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (105k out of 692k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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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87% of the population of Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL grew by 2.14% from 12.7% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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