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Lake Wales Jobs Overview

4,379
Job Openings
4.8%
Unemployment Rate
$39,030
Median Base Salary
16k
Population

Lake Wales has the 1890th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lake Wales is part of the Lakeland metro area. Unemployment in the Lakeland area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Lakeland has the 122nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lake Wales is below average at $39,030, and the median cost of a home in Lake Wales is $108,300, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Lake Wales hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lake Wales. 81% of Lake Wales workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Lake Wales spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.