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"City of 100 Lakes"

Winter Haven is a city in Polk County.

The latitude of Winter Haven is 28.021N. The longitude is -81.733W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,137.


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Median household income
Local
$31,884
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Winter Haven demographic reports
Site of the first Publix supermarket
Public transportation: Winter Haven Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 217. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1941 movie, "Moon Over Miami"
Well-known residents have included:
· Gram Parsons, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Florida Citrus Festival - Jan. 17-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Winter Haven web sites and events links in the sections below.
Winter Haven attractions: Bok Tower Gardens
Sports teams: GCL Indians (minor league baseball), )
Historic sites and museums: Fantasy of Flight Air Museum, Water Ski Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Polk Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Winter Haven 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 33884 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Winter Haven residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winter Haven ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winter Haven was $20,383, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Winter Haven residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Winter Haven include Winter Haven Heights Historic Residential District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Winter Haven, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Libraries in Winter Haven include Winter Haven Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Winter Haven include Winter Haven News Chief

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winter Haven political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Winter Haven workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Winter Haven between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Winter Haven include Best Western Admiral's Inn, Hampton Inn - Winter Haven, Holiday Inn Winter Haven, Howard Johnson Inn, Scottish Inns Winter Haven, Super 8 Motel.

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