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Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,844
 • Density 2,056.7/sq mi (796.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33884
Area code(s) 863
FIPS code 12-16050
GNIS feature ID 0281211

Cypress Gardens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,844 at the 2000 census. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Cypress Gardens is located at 28°0′12″N 81°41′26″W / 28.00333°N 81.69056°W / 28.00333; -81.69056 (28.003443, -81.690492).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (11.42%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 3,757
1980 8,043 114.1%
1990 9,188 14.2%
2000 8,844 −3.7%

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,844 people, 3,584 households, and 2,630 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,328.6 people per square mile (898.6/km²). There were 3,942 housing units at an average density of 1,037.9/sq mi (400.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.09% White, 1.92% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.68% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.10% of the population.

There were 3,584 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,778, and the median income for a family was $57,387. Males had a median income of $39,286 versus $26,595 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,366. About 2.4% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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