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Welcome to Auburndale ...

The city of Auburndale is located in Polk County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Auburndale, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Auburndale has a population of 16,606 people<2> (see below for details).

Auburndale is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Auburndale lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Auburndale is within the (863) area code.

The ZIP code for Auburndale: 33823<4>

Websites for Auburndale ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Auburndale had an population of 16,606 people. This is an increase of 22.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Auburndale had a population of 13,507 people. This makes Auburndale the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Auburndale represents 0.07% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,507 people, the population of Auburndale increased 22.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,032 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Auburndale.

Communities Also Named Auburndale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Auburndale - they are located in Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Auburndale.

Communities near Auburndale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Auburndale.

  • Lakeland
  • Haines City
  • Bartow
  • Lake Wales
  • Davenport
  • Dundee
  • Mulberry
  • Eagle Lake
  • Polk City
  • Lake Hamilton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Auburndale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Auburndale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Auburndale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Auburndale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Auburndale. See our Newspapers Page for Auburndale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Auburndale ...

Looking for more information about Auburndale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Auburndale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Auburndale.

Adding Auburndale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Auburndale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Auburndale was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Auburndale on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Auburndale.

The official website for Auburndale:

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Auburndale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Auburndale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Auburndale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Auburndale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Auburndale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Auburndale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AuburndaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.0672, Longitude: -81.7886    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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