Auburndale, Florida

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Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,032 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 12,381.[4] It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Auburndale was founded in 1880 by Frank Fuller seeking refuge from chilly winters in the Northeast United States.[5] Early on, the city became a refuge for many of America's most prominent artists.[5]

Geography and climate

Auburndale is located at 28°04′01″N 81°47′43″W / 28.066969°N 81.795252°W / 28.066969; -81.795252.[6] The city is located 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Tampa[7] and 59 miles (95 km) southwest of Orlando.[7] Auburndale is located within the Central Florida Highlands area of the Atlantic coastal plain with a terrain consisting of flatland interspersed with gently rolling hills.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.1 km² (9.3 mi²). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 10.6 km² (4.1 mi²) of it (43.87%) is water.

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