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"The Heart of Florida"
Haines City is a city in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.
Local residents named the town after Henry Haines, a South Florida railroad official, in the hope that he would establish a train stop here. A station was erected soon after
The latitude of Haines City is 28.113N. The longitude is -81.618W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,956.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Haines City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lakeland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33837 ZIP code.
10% of Haines City residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Haines City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Haines City was $13,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Haines City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Haines City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Libraries in Haines City include Haines City Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Haines City political report.
The average commute time for Haines City workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Haines City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 8.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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