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Welcome to Eagle Lake ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Eagle Lake, 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.

A typical abbreviation for Eagle Lake: Eagle Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eagle Lake has a population of 2,902 people<2> (see below for details).

Eagle Lake is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Eagle Lake is within the (863) area code.

The ZIP code for Eagle Lake: 33839<4>

Websites for Eagle Lake ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eagle Lake had an population of 2,902 people. This is an increase of 28.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eagle Lake had a population of 2,255 people. This makes Eagle Lake the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Eagle Lake represents 0.01% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 273rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,255 people, the population of Eagle Lake decreased 9.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,496 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Eagle Lake.

Communities Also Named Eagle Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Eagle Lake - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ontario (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Eagle Lake ...

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

  • Lakeland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Haines City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Bartow
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Wales
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Auburndale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Davenport
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Lake Alfred
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Fort Meade
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Dundee
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Mulberry
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eagle Lake ...

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

Adding Eagle Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eagle Lake 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 Eagle Lake was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Eagle Lake.

The official website for Eagle Lake:

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 Eagle Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eagle Lake - 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 Eagle Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eagle Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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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