Winter Haven (Florida)

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Coordinates 28°2′N 81°43′W
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
Incorporated November 27, 1923
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
Area code(s) 863
FIPS code 12-78275
GNIS feature ID 0293425
Website City of Winter Haven
Area (Total) 41.52 sq mi (107.53 km2)
Area (Land) 32.84 sq mi (85.05 km2)
Area (Water) 8.68 sq mi (22.47 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 49,219
Population (2020) (Density) 1,498.75/sq mi (578.68/km2)

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Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. It is fifty-one miles east of Tampa. The population was 49,219 at the 2020 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 estimates, this city had a population of 44,955, making it the second most populated city in Polk County. It is a principal city of the Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Timucua and the Calusa were the earliest known inhabitants of the land that would become Winter Haven. Both of these groups were deeply affected by war and disease from the Spanish conquest of Florida in the early 1500s. The Timucua were particularly affected by the expedition of Hernando de Soto. By the 19th century, both these groups no longer existed. During these expeditions the Spanish explorers claimed the entire peninsula of Florida for the Spanish monarchy

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