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Overview

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 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 eight tennis courts, 18 shuffleboard courts, six 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.

People

Total Population 14,281
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 5,684
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,669
% Above Poverty Level 82.4%
% Below Poverty Level 17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $827
Median House Value $118,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.2%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station WINTER HAVEN
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
Station LAKE ALFRED EXP STN
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
Station LAKELAND
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 2,486 $52,000
Lake Alfred 5,213 $39,938
Lake Hamilton 1,080 $58,889
Lakeland 101,302 $47,929
Winter Haven 35,835 $48,556

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Auburndale High Schools

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AUBURNDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1 BLOODHOUND TRAIL
863-965-6200
Serves 1,809 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

EXPULSION PROGRAM
300 E BRIDGERS AVENUE
863-499-2728
A Non-traditional School
Serves 40 students.

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