Winter Haven, Florida Population 2024

59,453

Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County Florida. Winter Haven has a 2024 population of 59,453. Winter Haven is currently growing at a rate of 3.87% annually and its population has increased by 17.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,595 in 2020.

The average household income in Winter Haven is $73,957 with a poverty rate of 15.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Winter Haven is 40.6 years, 37.9 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Winter Haven Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Winter Haven was:

  • White: 53.21%
  • Black or African American: 25.74%
  • Two or more races: 10.6%
  • Other race: 7.81%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
32.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,804.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.51% (8,858)
The current population of Winter Haven, Florida is 59,453 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 50,595.

Winter Haven, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,01753.21%
Black or African American13,06825.74%
Two or more races5,38110.6%
Other race3,9677.81%
Asian1,2252.41%
Native American1200.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Winter Haven Population by Race

Winter Haven Population Pyramid 2024

Winter Haven Median Age

40.6

Total

37.9

Male

43.2

Female

Winter Haven Adults

There are 39,690 adults, (11,490 of whom are seniors) in Winter Haven.

Winter Haven Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Winter Haven Sex Ratio

Female26,50552.2%
Male24,27347.8%

Winter Haven Population by Age

Winter Haven Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,7412.676337
Married8,2683.2677.822.2
Non Family6,2851.2453.246.8
Female2,9793.8243.556.5
Male1,2093.2461.138.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Winter Haven Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7524.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,4426.93%
High School Graduate12,78436.27%
Some College7,96222.59%
Associates Degree3,4459.77%
Bachelors Degree4,63213.14%
Graduate Degree2,2306.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Winter Haven Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Winter Haven Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White18,98617,6844,739
Black8,1236,670783
Hispanic6,4055,288778
2+ Races2,8742,294463
Other Race2,4882,163294
Asian909649342
Native American996229

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.62%.

Winter Haven Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,079$41,460$31,676
Less Than 9th Grade$26,064$24,352$30,933
High School Graduate$32,174$36,030$28,746
Some College$35,428$40,687$31,078
Bachelors Degree$51,353$60,625$44,514
Graduate Degree$64,673$94,444$56,133

$36,079

Average Earnings

$41,460

Average Male

$31,676

Average Female

Winter Haven Earnings by Educational Attainment

Winter Haven Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Winter Haven Language

76.62% of Winter Haven residents speak only English, while 23.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.31% of the population.

Winter Haven Language

Winter Haven Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black12,8892,96423%
White23,4402,50310.68%
Hispanic10,7601,90317.69%
Multiple5,3651,19422.26%
Other3,96741710.51%
Asian1,22518214.86%
Native1154438.26%

15.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.68%

Male Poverty Rate

17.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Winter Haven

The race most likely to be in poverty in Winter Haven is Native, with 38.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Winter Haven is Other, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.93%.

Winter Haven Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.46%
High School12.93%
Some College11.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%

Winter Haven Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.09%
Male Unemployed18.23%
Female Employed7.94%
Male Employed4.54%

Winter Haven Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Winter Haven Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,425$73,957
Families$63,816$83,196
Married Families$76,981$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,704$50,641

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Winter Haven Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Winter Haven Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Winter Haven Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Winter Haven Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Winter Haven Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,349

Number of Veterans

3,026

Male Veterans

323

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,255
Second Gulf War571
First Gulf War505
Korea304
World War II54

Winter Haven Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,157
65 to 74856
35 to 54589
55 to 64476
18 to 34271

Winter Haven Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,57011.42%
Black5936.36%
Hispanic1932.48%
2+ Races1363.59%
Other Race260.87%
Asian242.44%

Winter Haven Veterans by Race

Winter Haven Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Winter Haven Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Winter Haven Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Winter Haven Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Winter Haven Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

42.28%

Born in Winter Haven

90.95%

Native Born

9.05%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

4.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.95% of Winter Haven residents were born in the United States, with 42.28% having been born in Florida. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Winter Haven Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202970,5252,2143.24%
202868,3112,2153.35%
202766,0962,2143.47%
202663,8822,2153.59%
202561,6672,2143.72%
202459,4532,2153.87%
202357,2382,2144.02%
202255,0242,3134.39%
202152,7112,1164.18%
202050,5955,60212.45%
201944,9931,9684.57%
201843,0252,1205.18%
201740,9051,4293.62%
201639,4761,3033.41%
201538,1731,2253.32%
201436,9488842.45%
201336,0643861.08%
201235,6783761.07%
201135,3026041.74%
201034,6988,21131%
200026,4871,7627.13%
199024,7253,60617.07%
198021,1194,98330.88%
197016,136-141-0.87%
196016,2777,67289.16%
19508,6052,40638.81%
19406,199-931-13.06%
19307,13000%
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Winter Haven Population by Year