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Overview

Introduction to Haines City, Florida

Haines City, Florida, in Polk county, is 21 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 52 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Lakeland - Winter Haven metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 13,174 people live in Haines City.

Haines City History

Originally, Haines City was known as Clay Cut. Early settlers were mainly involved in citrus growing, thus it became their main industry. When the South Florida Railroad arrived near this area, the inhabitants of Clay Cut got the company to build a depot by renaming their city in the honor of Colonel Henry Haines, who was a senior railroad official.

Haines City and nearby Attractions

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • Southern dunes Golf and Country Club
  • Walt Disney World
  • Posner Park

Things To Do In Haines City

Haines City lies surrounded by several PGA golf courses, which makes it a great place for golf lovers. Apart from excellent golf courses, there are plenty of tennis courts and facilities for other sporting and recreational activities.

Haines City Transportation

Jack Browns Airport is located in nearby Winter Haven.

Haines City Higher Education

Landmark Baptist College is based in Haines City.

People

Total Population 21,207
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,770
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $24,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,775
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,496

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,505
% Above Poverty Level 72.7%
% Below Poverty Level 27.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $809
Median House Value $98,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.3%
Irish 2.7%

Haines City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Polk
Metro Area Lakeland - Winter Haven
Standard Zip Codes 33844
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33845
Phone Area Codes 863
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.113
Longitude -81.618

Haines City 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 LAKE ALFRED EXP STN
Distance 6.1 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 MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station LAKELAND
Distance 19.4 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
Davenport 3,022 $37,177
Dundee 3,833 $41,061
Eagle Lake 2,590 $49,205
Lake Alfred 5,136 $36,023
Lake Hamilton 1,258 $50,357
Winter Haven 35,070 $49,217
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Haines City High Schools

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HAINES CITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2800 HORNET DRIVE
863-421-3281
Serves 2,076 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

DANIEL JENKINS ACADEMY OF TECH
701 LEDWITH AVENUE
863-421-3267
Serves 104 students.

HAINES CITY BEST PROGRAM
550 S 30TH STREET
863-421-3358
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

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