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Welcome to Winter Haven ...

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

A typical abbreviation for Winter Haven: Winter Hvn. (or less commonly used: Winter Havn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winter Haven has a population of 44,993 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Winter Haven.

Winter Haven is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Winter Haven and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Winter Haven is located in the (863) area code.

The ZIP codes for Winter Haven: 33880-33885, 33888<4>

Websites for Winter Haven ...

Official Website: www.winterhavenfl.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winter Haven had an population of 44,993 people. This is an increase of 32.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winter Haven had a population of 33,874 people (which is 5.63% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Winter Haven the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Winter Haven represents 0.18% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,874 people, the population of Winter Haven increased 27.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,487 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Winter Haven.

Communities Also Named Winter Haven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Winter Haven - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Winter Haven ...

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

  • Lakeland [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
    • Lakeland [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Winter Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<6>
  • Haines City [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haines City
    • Haines City [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Winter Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,674 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haines City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haines City<6>
  • Bartow [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartow
    • Bartow [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Winter Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,201 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartow<6>
  • Lake Wales [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wales
    • Lake Wales [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Winter Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,693 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Wales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Wales<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Davenport [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davenport<6>
    • Fort Meade [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Meade
      • Fort Meade [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Meade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Meade<6>
    • Dundee [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<6>
    • Mulberry [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<6>
    • Polk City [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk City
      • Polk City [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polk City<6>
    • Lake Hamilton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Hamilton
      • Lake Hamilton [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Winter Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Hamilton<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winter Haven ...

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

Adding Winter Haven to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Winter Haven was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Winter Haven on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Florida

About Polk County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winter Haven: www.winterhavenfl.org/

The official website for Polk County: www.polk-county.net/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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

Our list of ZIP Codes for Winter Haven includes: 33880, 33881, 33882, 33883, 33884 & 33885.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winter Haven) 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 Winter Haven. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winter HavenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winter Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.0222, Longitude: -81.7269    
<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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