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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).

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,138
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+8,169
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,220
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,575
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,638

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,963
% Above Poverty Level70.5%
% Below Poverty Level29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$804
Median House Value$105,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.6%
West Indian10.4%
Haitian7.3%
English3.4%
German3.1%
Jamaican3%
Irish3%
Italian1.9%
Polish1.4%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish0.8%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Swedish0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Haines City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes33844
P.O. Box Zip Codes33845
Phone Area Codes863
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.1
Approximate Longitude-81.62

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)

StationLAKE ALFRED EXP STN
Distance6.1 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
StationMOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationLAKELAND
Distance19.4 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
Davenport3,359$47,557
Dundee3,986$41,141
Eagle Lake2,411$54,271
Lake Alfred5,353$42,311
Lake Hamilton1,205$51,964
Winter Haven36,669$50,158

Haines City Public Schools

Alta Vista Elementary School
801 Scenic Hwy S
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3235
Primary
Total Enrollment 917
Bethune Academy
900 Avenue F
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3334
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Daniel Jenkins Academy Of Technology Middle School
701 Ledwith Ave
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3267
Middle
Total Enrollment 498
Eastside Elementary School
1820 Johnson Ave E
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3254
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Haines City Headstart Center
1008 Avenue D
ZIP: 33844
(863) 419-3427
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Haines City Senior High School
2800 Hornet Dr
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3281
High
Total Enrollment 2422
Haines City Step Up Academy
2800 Hornet Dr
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3281
Sandhill Elementary School
1801 Tyner Rd
ZIP: 33844
(863) 419-3166
Primary
Total Enrollment 868
Shelley S. Boone Middle School
225 22nd St S
ZIP: 33844
(863) 421-3302
Middle
Total Enrollment 923

Haines City Private Schools

Landmark Christian School
2020 E Hinson Ave
ZIP: 33844
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
Lighthouse Christian Learning Center
706 Melbourne Ave
ZIP: 33844
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Northridge Christian Academy
2250 State Road 17 S
ZIP: 33844
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 136
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