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ZIP Code 33853

Primary City:Lake Wales, FL (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Eastern (7:14am)
Area code: 863 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:27.90, -81.59
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 33853

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 33853. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 33853. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 33853, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Lake Wales, FL

Stats and Demographics for the 33853 ZIP Code

ZIP code 33853 is located in east Florida and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 33853 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 33853 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,161
Population Density 1,368 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,115
Median Home Value $102,000
Land Area 8.16 sq mi
Water Area 1.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,326
Median Household Income $29,634

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male433446393444349331299298312328372296285217163146121120
Female406388367369367365312317295392377333349231208226230276
Total839834760813716696611615607720749629634448371372351396

Gender

 Male 5,353 48%
 Female 5,808 52%
Gender

Race

 White 6,657 59.6%
 Black Or African American 3,537 31.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 56 0.5%
 Asian 71 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 544 4.9%
 Two Or More Races 283 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner17193310503488379354135
Renter215399309344272163142103
Total232592619847760542496238

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,644 38%
 Single Guardian 1,085 25%
 Singles 1,360 31%
 Singles With Roommate 237 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,883 67%
 Households with Kids 1,443 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9894758572891029291838978677675831007710968
Female7799757667758276888277747064718273737074
Total175193150161139164184168179165166152137140146165173150179142

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 33853 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 33853 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 33853 real estate data, the median home value of $102,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 33853 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 33853 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,952 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 189 1.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,554 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 825 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,947 38%
 Households Vacant 789 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 372 47.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 2.2%
 For Sale Only 118 15.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 69 8.7%
 For Migrant Workers 6 0.8%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 185 23.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 69 4%
 1 Bedroom 487 28%
 2 Bedroom 574 33%
 3+ Bedroom 623 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $29,634 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 33853 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 33853 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,780 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,874 22%
 No Earnings 3,792 45%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,780 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,874 22%
 No Earnings 3,792 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,514 89.2%
 Public transportation 3 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 384 9.7%
 Worked at Home 40 1.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 838 28%
 High School Graduate 1,639 54%
 Associate's degree 179 6%
 Bachelor's degree 185 6%
 Master's degree 123 4%
 Professional school degree 32 1%
 Doctorate degree 50 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,112 82.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 109 4.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 330 12.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 33853

ZIP Code 33853 is in the Polk School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 33853.

Roosevelt Academy
115 East St
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Polk School District
Our Children'S Academy
555 Burns Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Polk School District
Mclaughlin Middle School
800 4th St South
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Polk Avenue Elementary School
110 Polk Ave East
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Hillcrest Elementary School
1051 State Rd 60 East
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Spook Hill Elementary School
321 Dr Ja Wiltshire Ave East
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Janie Howard Wilson School
306 Florida Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Our Childrens Middle Academy
16 3rd St North
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Polk School District
Lake Wales Senior High School
1 Highlander Way
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Polk School District
Candlelight Christian Academy
209 E Sessoms Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Endtime Christian School of Excellence
200 S 3rd St
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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