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Welcome to Lake Alfred ...

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

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake Alfred: Lk. Alfred

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Alfred has a population of 6,259 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

The area code for Lake Alfred: (863)

The ZIP code for Lake Alfred: 33850<4>

Websites for Lake Alfred ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Alfred had an population of 6,259 people. This is an increase of 24.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Alfred had a population of 5,015 people. This makes Lake Alfred the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Lake Alfred represents 0.03% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,015 people, the population of Lake Alfred increased 28.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,890 people).

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

Communities near Lake Alfred ...

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

  • Lakeland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Haines City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Bartow
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Lake Wales
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Davenport
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Dundee
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Eagle Lake
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Polk City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Lake Hamilton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Highland Park
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
    • Highland Park is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Alfred ...

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

Adding Lake Alfred to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

The official website for Lake Alfred:

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 Lake Alfred.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Alfred - 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 Lake Alfred). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Alfred 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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