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Population (year 2000): 26,487. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,501 (+11.4% change)
Males: 12,180 (46.0%), Females: 14,307 (54.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 44.0 years
Median household income: $31,884 (year 2000)
Median house value: $73,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Winter Haven:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.1%)
  • Black (23.2%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (14.3%), German (11.2%), English (10.4%), Irish (9.3%), West Indian (2.7%), Italian (2.5%).

New! Haven, Florida forum

Elevation: 170 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Winter Haven

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winter Haven city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

5.8% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -59 (-0.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Lakeland, (16.3 miles pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (51.2 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (942.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gardens, FL (3.0 miles Cypress FL (3.1 miles Inwood, Phyl Village, FL (4.0 miles Jan Alfred, FL (4.1 miles Lake Lake, FL (4.4 miles Eagle FL Auburndale, (5.5 miles FL (5.6 miles Wahneta, Hamilton, FL (6.9 miles Lake


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 81 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1997: 80 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2002: 84 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2004: 404 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2005: 1017 buildings, average cost: $136,900

Latitude: 28.03 N, Longitude: 81.72 W

Area code: 863


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (16.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,385 (+31.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,571 (36.2%)


 

Crime in Winter Haven by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 2 1 0 0
    per 100,000 3.8 7.6 7.6 3.8 0.0 0.0
Rapes 24 33 19 34 29 12
    per 100,000 90.6 124.6 71.7 128.4 109.5 45.3
Robberies 60 85 75 78 82 52
    per 100,000 226.5 320.9 283.2 294.5 309.6 196.3
Assaults 67 80 57 93 106 124
    per 100,000 253.0 302.0 215.2 351.1 400.2 468.2
Burglaries 377 352 412 436 457 332
    per 100,000 1423.3 1329.0 1555.5 1646.1 1725.4 1253.4
Thefts 1,126 1,181 1,205 1,654 1,755 1,483
    per 100,000 4251.1 4458.8 4549.4 6244.6 6625.9 5599.0
Auto thefts 199 281 194 208 185 208
    per 100,000 751.3 1060.9 732.4 785.3 698.5 785.3
488.4 570.3 513.7 641.5 658.4 545.2


Average climate in Winter Haven, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Winter

Winter Haven-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Winter Haven city center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 tornado 30.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused $15 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Lance Niekro - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Jan 29, 1979), Nick Sorensen - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Jul 31, 1978).


Main business address for: CENTERSTATE BANKS OF FLORIDA INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Winter Haven:
  • WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL (200 AVE F NE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Winter Haven:
  • BARTOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BARTOW, FL)
  • HEART OF FLORIDA REGIONAL MED CENTER (about 15 miles; DAVENPORT, FL)
  • LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; LAKELAND, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winter Haven:
  • LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 21 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
  • ORLANDO INTL (about 40 miles; ORLANDO, FL; ID: MCO)
  • TAMPA INTL (about 56 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: TPA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winter Haven:
  • JACK BROWNS (about 3 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; ID: F57)
  • WINTER HAVEN'S GILBERT (about 3 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; ID: GIF)
  • BARTOW MUNI (about 9 miles; BARTOW, FL; ID: BOW)

Amtrak station:
WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 29 $71,041 $29,396 0 $0
Fire - Other 9 $33,245 $44,326 0 $0
Water Supply 25 $69,814 $33,510 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $5,455 $32,730 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 71 $158,150 $26,729 45 $51,560
Sewerage 64 $178,054 $33,385 0 $0
Local Libraries 16 $33,730 $25,297 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 24 $58,100 $29,050 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 44 $100,409 $27,384 0 $0
Firefighters 48 $167,888 $41,972 0 $0
Police - Other 37 $98,519 $31,952 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 78 $294,812 $45,355 0 $0
Other Government Administration 26 $105,358 $48,626 0 $0
Financial Administration 31 $97,117 $37,593 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $9,582 $57,492 0 $0
Airports 2 $6,888 $41,328 0 $0
Totals for Government 508 $1,488,162 $35,153 45 $51,560


Colleges/Universities in Winter Haven:
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,028; Location: 999 AVE H NE; Public; Website: www.polk.cc.fl.us)
  • RIDGE TECHNICAL CENTER (FT enrollment: 117; Location: 7700 STATE RD 544; Public; Website: www.pcsb.k12.fl.us/ridge)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Winter Haven:
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; LAKELAND, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,057)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • ROLLINS COLLEGE (about 47 miles; WINTER PARK, FL; FT enrollment: 2,899)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 48 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ORLANDO CAMPUS (about 48 miles; MAITLAND, FL; FT enrollment: 3,992)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA (about 49 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 26,717)
Public high schools in Winter Haven:
  • WINTER HAVEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,780; Location: 600 6TH STREET SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIDGE TECHNICAL CENTER (Students: 125; Location: 7700 STE HIGHWAY 544; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Winter Haven:
  • ALL SAINTS ACADEMY (Students: 508; Location: 5001 SR540W; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HAVEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 233; Location: 2105 KING ROAD SW; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Winter Haven:
  • DENISON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,016; Location: 400 AVENUE A SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,000; Location: 3520 AVENUE J NW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GARDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 761; Location: 4599 CYPRESS GAROADENS RO; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JEWETT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (Students: 758; Location: 2250 8TH STREET NE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • LAKE SHIPP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 250 CAMELLIA DRIVE, SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JEWETT MIDDLE ACADEMY (Students: 575; Location: 601 AVENUE T NE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANK E. BRIGHAM ACADEMY (Students: 572; Location: 601 AVENUE C SE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WAHNETA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 559; Location: 205 4TH STREET, E - WAHNE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FRED G. GARNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 2500 HAVENDALE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • INWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 2200 AVENUE G NW; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Winter Haven:
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 481; Location: 535 AVENUE M NORTHWEST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: 320 BATES AVENUE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WINTER HAVEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 1801 HAVENDALE BLVD POB 9262; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS UNITED METHODIST PRE (Students: 93; Location: 1800 CYPRESS GARDENS BLVD; Grades: PK - 1)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 1449 34TH STREET N W; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CYPRESS PRESCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 124 AVENUE G SOUTH EAST; Grades: KG - KG)

Notable locations in Winter Haven: Plaza at the Gardens (A), Cypress Row Plaza (B), Village Square (C), Winter Haven Country Club (D), Winter Haven Public Library (E).

Shopping Center: Winter Haven Mall (1).

Churches in Winter Haven include: Cypress Cathedral (A), Beymer Memorial Church (B), Saint Marys Anglican Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D).

Cemeteries: Lakeside Memorial Park (1), Oakland Cemetery (2).

Lakes: Buckeye, Lake (A), Cannon, Lake (B), Jessie, Lake (C), Howard, Lake (D), May, Lake (E), Lucerne, Lake (F), Maude, Lake (G), Pansy, Lake (H).

Parks in Winter Haven include: Inman Park (1), Rotary Park (2).


Winter Haven compared to Florida state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Winter Haven:
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSIR (1490 AM; 1 kW; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: ANSCOMBE BROADCASTING GROUP, LTD.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WLVF (930 AM; 1 kW; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winter Haven:
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WLAZ (89.1 FM; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: CAGUAS EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Winter Haven:
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WTOF-LP (Channel 22; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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