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Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°54′17″N 81°35′3″W / 27.90472°N 81.58417°W / 27.90472; -81.58417Coordinates: 27°54′17″N 81°35′3″W / 27.90472°N 81.58417°W / 27.90472; -81.58417
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyPolk
Area
 • Total14 sq mi (36.3 km2)
 • Land13.3 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation
148 ft (45 m)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total12,071
 • Density728.1/sq mi (280.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33800-33898
FIPS code12-38950[1]
GNIS feature ID0285290[2]

Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. 10,194 lived there in the year 2000. As of 2004, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 11,802 live there [1]. Lake Wales is in central Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa.

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