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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,343
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+7,000
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,978
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,546
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,004

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,500
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$895
Median House Value$159,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.7%
German9.6%
Irish8.8%
English5%
Italian3.4%
West Indian3.2%
Polish2.3%
Haitian2%
French Except Basque1.4%
Jamaican1%
Scottish0.9%
African0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Auburndale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes33823
Phone Area Codes863
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.07
Approximate Longitude-81.79

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)

StationWINTER HAVEN
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp60 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationLAKE ALFRED EXP STN
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp47 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp63 to 86 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationLAKELAND
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 86 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp66 to 87 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle Lake2,517$60,147
Lake Alfred5,565$47,724
Lake Hamilton1,551$52,125
Lakeland105,958$57,320
Winter Haven39,615$53,326

Auburndale Public Schools

Auburndale Central Elementary School
320 Lemon St
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Auburndale Senior High School
1 Bloodhound Trl
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1640
B.e.s.t.
2820 K Ville Ave
ZIP: 33823
(863) 519-8169
Primary
Total Enrollment 14
Berkley Accelerated Middle School
5316 Berkley Rd
ZIP: 33823
(863) 984-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 463
Berkley Elementary School
5240 Berkley Rd
ZIP: 33823
(863) 968-5024
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Clarence Boswell Elementary School
2820 K Ville Ave
ZIP: 33823
(863) 499-2990
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
East Area Adult School
300 Bridgers Ave E
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-5475
Other
Jere L. Stambaugh Middle
226 Main St N
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-5494
Middle
Total Enrollment 851
Lena Vista Elementary School
925 Berkley Rd
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-5464
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Polk Pre-collegiate Academy
5316 Berkley Rd
ZIP: 33823
(863) 984-2443
Other
Total Enrollment 109
Walter Caldwell Elementary School
141 Dairy Rd
ZIP: 33823
(863) 965-5470
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
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