Lake Wales is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 17,281, it is the 128th largest city in Florida and the 2081st largest city in the United States. Lake Wales is currently growing at a rate of 2.08% annually and its population has increased by 21.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,225 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Lake Wales has a population density of 917 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lake Wales is $51,708 with a poverty rate of 21.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $803 per month, and the median house value is $146,800. The median age in Lake Wales is 38.7 years, 37.3 years for males, and 41 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.