Winter Haven, FL

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2022 Population
50,778
4.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.976% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.9%
1.91% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,425
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$220,800
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,343
10.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Winter Haven, FL had a population of 50.8k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $56,425. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Winter Haven, FL grew from 48,707 to 50,778, a 4.25% increase and its median household income grew from $50,842 to $56,425, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Winter Haven, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8%), Other (Hispanic) (6.9%), and White (Hispanic) (5.87%).

None of the households in 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.

95.8% of the residents in Winter Haven, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Winter Haven, FL are Polk State College (2,489 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ridge Technical College (234 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Winter Haven, FL was $220,800, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Winter Haven, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Winter Haven, FL is home to a population of 50.8k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 9% of Winter Haven, FL residents were born outside of the country (4.57k people).

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.06k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of 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 Winter Haven, FL was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Winter Haven, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 1.76k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 1.43k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.06k ± 1.4k
21.3%
Hispanic Population
10.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Winter Haven, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.06k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.3% of the people in Winter Haven, FL are hispanic (10.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in 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

9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.57k people
8.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.97k people

As of 2022, 9% of Winter Haven, FL residents (4.57k 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 Winter Haven, FL was 8.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,191 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 235
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    380 ± 162

Winter Haven, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Winter Haven, FL employs 21.3k people. The largest industries in Winter Haven, FL are Retail Trade (3,617 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,796 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,055 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($55,053), Manufacturing ($54,173), and Information ($51,356).

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

21.3k
2022 Value
± 1,459
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 8.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 19.3k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winter Haven, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,385 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,345 people), and Management Occupations (1,762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winter Haven, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.3k
2022 Value
± 1,459
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 8.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Winter Haven, FL grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 19.3k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winter Haven, FL, are Retail Trade (3,617 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,796 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,055 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winter Haven, FL, though some of these residents may live in 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

$39,530
Median earning men ± $4,344
$31,463
Median earning women ± $2,243

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($67,545), Wholesale Trade ($62,880), and Manufacturing ($57,836).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,238), Information ($41,579), and Construction ($37,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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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 Winter Haven, FL awarded 2,723 degrees. The student population of Winter Haven, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,013 male students and 5,570 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Winter Haven, FL are White (1,394 and 51.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (689 and 25.6%), Black or African American (424 and 15.7%), and Two or More Races (73 and 2.71%).

The largest universities in Winter Haven, FL by number of degrees awarded are Polk State College (2,489 and 91.4%) and Ridge Technical College (234 and 8.59%).

The most popular majors in Winter Haven, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,210 and 44.4%), Registered Nursing (222 and 8.15%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (222 and 8.15%).

The median tuition cost in Winter Haven, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,483 for in-state students and $9,933 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,583 students enrolled in Winter Haven, FL, 35.1% men and 64.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,850 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,210 degrees awarded
  2. 120 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Winter Haven, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,210 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in 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. 234 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

In 2022, 1,002 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Winter Haven, FL, which is 0.582 times less than the 1,721 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 1,394 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 689 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, less-than 2-year ($3,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($883) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,000) 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 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.

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 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 Winter Haven, FL was $220,800 in 2022, which is 0.783 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $182,700 to $220,800, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Winter Haven, FL is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Winter Haven, FL have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Winter Haven, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Winter Haven, FL is $56,425. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Winter Haven, FL was Census Tract 140.05 with a value of $91,457, followed by Census Tract 140.06 and Census Tract 140.01, with respective values of $77,841 and $75,855.

Property

$220,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,270
$11,812
Median Property Taxes
±$894

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 Winter Haven, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Winter Haven, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 140.05
  2. Census Tract 140.06
  3. Census Tract 140.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winter Haven, FL was Census Tract 140.05 with a value of $91,457, followed by Census Tract 140.06 and Census Tract 140.01, with respective values of $77,841 and $75,855.

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

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Household Income

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$56,425
Median Household Income
± $4,066
18.7k
Number of Households
± 1,193

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Winter Haven, FL grew to $56,425 from the previous year's value of $50,842.

The following chart displays the households in 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 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 (81.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.19%)

In 2022, 81.8% of workers in Winter Haven, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.19%).

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winter Haven, FL have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in 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 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 Winter Haven, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winter Haven, FL (7.95k out of 50k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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

87.4% of the population of Winter Haven, FL has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Polk County, FL see 2157 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.6% increase from the previous year (2082 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2842 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 956 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,157 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Polk County, FL

Primary care physicians in Polk County, FL see an average of 2,157 patients per year. This represents a 3.6% increase from the previous year (2,082 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
37.8%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winter Haven, FL declined by 3.11% from 13.1% to 12.6%.

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

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