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City of Winter Haven

Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,487 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 estimates, the city had a population of 32,577, making it the second most populated city in Polk County. Winter Haven is best known as the home of Cypress Gardens, a theme park which has recently gone through renovations to add thrill rides. Country musician Gram Parsons was from a wealthy family in Winter Haven. Winter Haven was also home to the first Publix supermarket circa 1930.


  • Total
    • 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km²)
  • Land
    • 17.7 sq mi (45.8 km²)
  • Water
    • 7.7 sq mi (20 km²)


  • 167 ft (51 m)

Population (2000)

  • Total
    • 26,487
  • Density
    • 1,042.8/sq mi (402.5/km²)

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