The city of Lake Wales encompasses the following counties: Polk.
Lake Wales encompasses land area: 13.3 sq mi (34.6 km2), water area: 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2). The elevation is 148 ft (45 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 728.1/sq mi (280.8/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (EST) (UTC-5).
Zip codes in Lake Wales include 33800-33898. Local area codes are 863. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-38950, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts.