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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,638
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+6,161
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,950
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,432
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,549

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,236
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$830
Median House Value$127,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%
Irish9.4%
German8.3%
Italian5.4%
English5.3%
West Indian3.9%
Haitian3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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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 Lake2,411$54,271
Lake Alfred5,353$42,311
Lake Hamilton1,205$51,964
Lakeland102,714$50,686
Winter Haven36,669$50,158

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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