Eagle Lake, Florida

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Eagle Lake is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,496 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 2,493.[1] It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Geography and climate

Eagle Lake is located at 27°58′47″N 81°45′17″W / 27.979732°N 81.754632°W / 27.979732; -81.754632.[3] Eagle Lake is located within the Central Florida Highlands area of the Atlantic coastal plain with a terrain consisting of flatland interspersed with gently rolling hills.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.50%) is water.

Eagle Lake is located in the humid subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification: Cfa).[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,496 people, 879 households, and 637 families residing in the city. The population density was 693.3/km² (1,800.5/mi²). There were 964 housing units at an average density of 267.8/km² (695.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.09% White, 4.73% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 9.86% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.47% of the population.

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