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Welcome to Davenport ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Davenport, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

When the people of Davenport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Davenporter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Davenport has a population of 5,981 people<3> (see below for details).

Davenport is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Davenport is within the (863) area code.

The ZIP codes for Davenport: 33836-33837<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Davenport had an population of 5,981 people. This is an increase of 107.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 210.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Davenport had a population of 2,888 people. This makes Davenport the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Davenport represents 0.02% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 252nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,888 people, the population of Davenport increased 50.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,924 people).

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

Communities Also Named Davenport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Davenport - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Davenport ...

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

  • Kissimmee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Winter Haven
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Wales
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Auburndale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Alfred
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Dundee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Eagle Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Polk City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Lake Hamilton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Bay Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Lake
    • Bay Lake is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bay Lake

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 Davenport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Davenport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Davenport. 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 Davenport.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Davenport ...

Looking for more information about Davenport? 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 Davenport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Davenport.

Adding Davenport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Davenport 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 Davenport was on a map titled Road Map for Florida (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Davenport.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Davenport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Davenport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Davenport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Davenport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Davenport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Davenport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Davenport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Davenport includes: 33836 & 33837.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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