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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Winter Haven is a town in Florida with a population of 38,663. Winter Haven is in Polk County. Living in Winter Haven offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Winter Haven there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Winter Haven and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Winter Haven Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    346.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    60.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,162.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Winter Haven

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,790
National
$55,322
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Winter Haven Reviews

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Winter Haven is not too big and not to small a town it’s perfect when traveling back and forth to schools, going shopping and to every day appointments, the places are all within 5 to 10 min distance by car. I wish there were more social activities and events to attend locally in WH but the next town a little larger is only 30 min away and the next larger cities Orlando and Tampa are only hour away. We do have downtown Friday activities and holiday craft shows and parades etc If you like small towns, Winter Haven is perfect! I love it here.
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We've lived here for 10 years. We really like Winter Haven. It has a beautiful downtown with a variety of shops which attracts many tourists. The lakes are beautiful. We like to go Kayaking in them. The weather is great, prices of homes are reasonable and the people are friendly. The City of Winter Haven has many weekend activities all year long, from art shows to farmers markets. They have dog friendly activities downtown, too. New businesses & restaurants are arriving here, as LEGOLAND Florida is thriving.
This is a nice, peaceful town, perfect for living n rearing a family, schools are very safe, the Polk School System has add more STEM Programs within the District n increased their IB Program. Winter Haven is 30 to 45 minutes away from popular night spots. Winter Haven is 20 to 45 minutes traveling from several Colleges and University. Winter Haven has local bus that covers four Counties with 55 minutes from two international airports.