Introduction to Auburndale, Florida

Auburndale, Florida, in Polk county, is 10 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 41 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lakeland - Winter Haven metropolitan area. Auburndale contains a population of approximately 11,032.

Auburndale History

In 1873 John Ledue was the first to settle on the Lake Ariana region of Auburndale. The railroad through the area was completed in the early 1884. In July of 1884, Auburndale received its name. However, the city experienced two devastating fires in 1913 and 1915. In 1920 Auburndale was incorporated with several picturesque Spanish style structures and during the late 1940s and '50s the city took many steps for its improvement and growth.

Auburndale and nearby Attractions

  • City Park
  • Lake Wales Museum
  • Lake Stella
  • Auburndale Trail

Things To Do In Auburndale

Auburndale is a quiet city that comes with ‘hometown quality.’ You can take a stroll through the downtown area that offers several shopping and dinning options. The city also features a softball and soccer complex in addition to 8 tennis courts, 18 shuffleboard courts, 6 basketball half courts and 10 outside racquetball courts.

Auburndale Transportation

General air travel services are obtained from Tampa International Airport.

Auburndale Higher Education

Nearby Winter Haven provides adult education at Polk Community College.


Total Population 13,979
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,754
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,234
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,615


Median Family Income $48,727
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $855
Median House Value $115,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 9.5%

Auburndale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Polk
Metro Area Lakeland - Winter Haven
Standard Zip Codes 33823
Phone Area Codes 863
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.065
Longitude -81.788

Auburndale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 60 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 63 to 86 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 86 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle Lake 2,590 $49,205
Lake Alfred 5,136 $36,023
Lake Hamilton 1,258 $50,357
Lakeland 99,942 $48,931
Winter Haven 35,070 $49,217
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Serves 1,809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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