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ZIP Code 33859

Primary City:Lake Wales, FL (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Eastern (9:21am)
Area code: 863 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:27.9, -81.6
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 33859

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 33859. 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 33859. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 33859, 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 33859 ZIP Code

ZIP code 33859 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 33859 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of young adults is slightly higher than average. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 33859 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,582
Population Density 234 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,356
Median Home Value $95,400
Land Area 45.31 sq mi
Water Area 5.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,333
Median Household Income $39,727

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male265287262382334251195217250259234288421466434272189121
Female268295258380323261226236249279279366503523401286187135
Total533582520762657512421453499538513654924989835558376256

Gender

 Male 5,127 48%
 Female 5,455 52%
Gender

Race

 White 8,801 83.2%
 Black Or African American 1,122 10.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 36 0.3%
 Asian 91 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 373 3.5%
 Two Or More Races 154 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner33138270375707990577161
Renter140272241167130863313
Total1734105115428371,076610174

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,314 53%
 Single Guardian 730 17%
 Singles 1,025 24%
 Singles With Roommate 264 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,359 78%
 Households with Kids 974 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5562554263576154525361584743648269848375
Female4448576251706253595155584252567466958999
Total991101121041141271231071111041161168995120156135179172174

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 33859 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 33859 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 33859 real estate data, the median home value of $95,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 33859. Rentals in 33859 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 33859 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,210 96.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 108 1.0%
 College Student Housing 229 2.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 35 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,468 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,783 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,082 20%
 Households Vacant 1,023 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 193 18.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 1.0%
 For Sale Only 156 15.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 33 3.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 504 49.3%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 123 12.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 186 14%
 2 Bedroom 600 46%
 3+ Bedroom 505 39%
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 $39,727 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 33859 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. 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 33859 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,967 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,647 19%
 No Earnings 4,899 58%
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 1,967 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,647 19%
 No Earnings 4,899 58%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,499 86%
 Public transportation 66 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 35 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 183 6%
 Worked at Home 110 4%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 687 20%
 High School Graduate 2,073 60%
 Associate's degree 198 6%
 Bachelor's degree 311 9%
 Master's degree 134 4%
 Professional school degree 45 1%
 Doctorate degree 30 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,856 85%
 Enrolled in Private School 63 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 269 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 33859

ZIP Code 33859 is in the Polk School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 33859.

Bok Academy
13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Polk School District
The Vanguard School
22000 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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