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Welcome to Haines City ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Haines City, 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, Haines City has a population of 25,985 people<2> (see below for details).

Haines City is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Haines City is located in the (863) area code.

The ZIP codes for Haines City: 33844-33845<4>

Websites for Haines City ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Haines City had an population of 25,985 people. This is an increase of 26.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 97.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Haines City had a population of 20,535 people. This makes Haines City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Haines City represents 0.11% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,535 people, the population of Haines City increased 55.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,174 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Haines City.

Communities near Haines City ...

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

  • Kissimmee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Winter Haven
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Wales
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Auburndale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Lake Alfred
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Dundee
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Eagle Lake
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Polk City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Highland Park
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
    • Highland Park is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Highland Park
  • Bay Lake
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 Haines City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Haines City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Haines City ...

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

Adding Haines City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Haines City.

The official website for Haines City:

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

Our list of ZIP Codes for Haines City includes: 33844 & 33845.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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