Lake Wales, FL Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 16,066 (93% urban, 7% rural).

Population (male): 7,697

Median Age: 35.8 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $798.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 112 registered sex offenders living in Lake Wales, Florida as of January 15, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Wales is 142 to 1.>

Land Area: 13.3 square miles.

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,164 (it was $26,884 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,842 (it was $16,106 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,397 (it was $68,300 in 2000) Lake Wales:$150,397FL:$214,000

Races:
      White alone - 7,820 - 55.0%
      Black alone - 3,784 - 26.6%
      Hispanic - 2,222 - 15.6%
      Two or more races - 204 - 1.4%
      Asian alone - 117 - 0.8%
      American Indian alone - 46 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 29 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 3 - 0.02%

Lake Wales is located in the humid subtropical zone of the (Kppen climate classification: Cfa). In 2004, the eyes of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne all passed near the town. Virtually all physical damage has been restored.

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug Testing Lake Wales, FL

If you need a Drug, Alcohol, COVID-19 or DNA test in Lake Wales, FL, Accredited Drug Testing has many drug testing locations in Lake Wales, FL and the surrounding areas. Our drug testing centers provide urine drug testing, hair drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers in need of a pre-employment drug test, random drug test and post-accident drug test. We also provide testing for individuals needing a drug or alcohol test for court ordered reasons , probation or family purposes. Same day service is available and most drug testing Lake Wales, FL locations are within minutes of your home or office. Drug testing methods include urine, oral/saliva, hair follicle, blood , ETG and breath alcohol testing. Negative test results are generally available in 24-48 hours.

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How to schedule a drug test in Lake Wales, FL

Schedule Online or By Phone-Easy As 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Select and purchase your test online or call our Local scheduling center at (800)-221-4291. One of our representatives is ready to assist you and schedule your test. Payment must be received at the time of registration as testing centers do not accept payments,Same day service is available for most types of tests.

Step 2: If you scheduled online, complete the Donor Information/Registration Section and enter where you want the confidential test results sent via email. The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug/alcohol testing center to you and where you will go to take your test.

Step 3: Your authorization form/donor pass will include the local testing center address and hours of operation. It will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take the form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment necessary!

Urine or hair drug testing methods in Lake Wales, FL - You choose!

Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer’s needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing are becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.

What is the most common urine/hair drug test?

Both a 5-panel urine or 5 panel hair drug test screens for the same drugs, however, the look-back period or detection window is very different. A urine drug test provides a look back period of 1-5 days while a hair drug test provides use up to 90 days from the date the specimen was collected.

Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody)

Our local drug testing Lake Wales, FL centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.

Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Lake Wales, FL

We also specialize in providing testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. Additional DOT Services include consortium enrollment, MVR reports, Supervisor Training and policy manual development. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.

Additional DOT Services:

  • Consortium Enrollment
  • DOT Physicals
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employer Drug Policy Development
  • MVR Reports
  • Employee Training
  • Background Checks
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search

Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing in Lake Wales, FL

Many companies and employers may be interested in being a drug free workplace, if so, Accredited Drug Testing specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Organizations that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our Drug Testing Lake Wales, FL locations are ready to serve your needs.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace in Lake Wales, FL?

  • Enhanced Employee Performance
  • Reduced Job-Related Accidents
  • Reduced Employee Absenteeism
  • Lower Workers Compensation Rates
  • Improved Employee Moral
  • Customer Satisfaction

On-site/Mobile Drug Testing in Lake Wales, FL

Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If so, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. On-site drug testing services is frequently used by construction sites, manufacturing facilities, job fairs. On-site drug testing is available for pre employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Lake Wales, FL.

Drug Testing Locations in Lake Wales, FL

Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Lake Wales, FL and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a person's work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Lake Wales, FL have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.

Drug testing purposes for employers include pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. Testing purposes for individuals can include court ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.

Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Lake Wales, FL specializing in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.

On the road or vacation? No worries! We can schedule your test, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.

Which drug testing panel is right for you?

Drug test screening groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screeningings are available as well.

What is a Drug Test?

A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.

Does passive smoke inhalation cause a false positive for marijuana?

“Passive” smoke inhalation from being in a room with people smoking marijuana is not considered valid, as the cut-off concentrations for lab analysis are set well above that which might occur for passive inhalation.

Other abnormalities in the urine screen may indicate that results may be a false negative or that there was deliberate adulteration of the sample. For example:

  • a low creatinine lab value can indicate that a urine sample was tampered with; either the subject diluted their urine by consuming excessive water just prior to testing, or water was added to the urine sample.
  • creatinine levels are often used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine if samples have been diluted. To help avoid this problem, the testing lab may color the water in their toilet blue to prevent the sample being diluted with water from the toilet.
  • subjects may also attempt to add certain enzymes to the urine sample to affect stability, but this often changes the pH, which is also tested.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

The window of detection or often times referred to as look back period of a drug test depend on several factors. Some of the factors impacting how long a drug will stay in your system are:

  • The amount of the drug taken
  • The frequency of the drug taken
  • The type of drug taken
  • An individual’s body metabolic rate and general health
  • The amount of fluids consumed since ingesting the drug
  • The amount of exercise since ingesting the drug
  • Other genetic variations that would impact an individual’s response to a specific drug

Why choose Accredited Drug Testing in Lake Wales, FL?

Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Lake Wales, FL is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.

1424 STATE ROAD 60 E, 1.6 miles

1424 STATE ROAD 60 E,
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
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1324 STATE ROAD 60 E 1.7 miles

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LAKE WALES, FL 33853
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28055 HWY 27 8.6 miles

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575 E CENTRAL AVE 11.7 miles

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WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
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WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
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550 Pope Ave NW Ste 200 12.3 miles

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Winter Haven, FL 33881
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1120 HAVENDALE BLVD NW 13.4 miles

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WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
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1350 E MAIN ST STE C-1 14.7 miles

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BARTOW, FL 33830
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125 NEWBERN CIR 17.0 miles

125 NEWBERN CIR
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
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161 Webb Drive, Suite 300 17.6 miles

161 Webb Drive, Suite 300
Davenport, FL 33837
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2209 NORTH BLVD W STE B 18.4 miles

2209 NORTH BLVD W STE B
DAVENPORT, FL 33837
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62 Southampton Blvd 19.0 miles

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AUBURNDALE, FL 33823
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4551 PLEASANT HILL RD 19.6 miles

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KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
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AVON PARK, FL 33825
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950 COUNTY ROAD 17A W
AVON PARK, FL 33825
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2142 E EDGEWOOD DR 21.7 miles

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LAKELAND, FL 33803
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LAKELAND, FL 33801
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4710 S FLORIDA AVE
LAKELAND, FL 33813
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LAKELAND, FL 33803
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Local Area Info: Lake Wales, Florida

Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 14,225 at the 2010 census. As of 2014[update], the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 15,140. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lake Wales is located in central Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa.

The city of Lake Wales was established near the lake in 191112, planned by the Lake Wales Land Company. The spelling Wales was used for the city, although the lake is still generally spelled Lake Wailes. Allen Carleton Nydegger, a Civil Engineer, was contracted by the Lake Wales Land Company to plot out the community of Lake Wales. He and his crew camped on the shores of Crystal Lake and spent months plotting out the new community. In 1925 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a new line from Haines City joining lines to Everglades City. A depot was opened on this line at Lake Wales. The City of Lake Wales was officially incorporated in April 1917.

In 2004, Lake Wales endured the effects of three hurricanes which came through the area: Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne. The three hurricanes brought hurricane-force winds to the Lake Wales area within a space of 44 days. In 2017, Hurricane Irma brought more hurricane-force winds to Lake Wales.

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 16,066 (93% urban, 7% rural).

Population (male): 7,697

Median Age: 35.8 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $798.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 112 registered sex offenders living in Lake Wales, Florida as of January 15, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Wales is 142 to 1.>

Land Area: 13.3 square miles.

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,164 (it was $26,884 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,842 (it was $16,106 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,397 (it was $68,300 in 2000) Lake Wales:$150,397FL:$214,000

Races:
      White alone - 7,820 - 55.0%
      Black alone - 3,784 - 26.6%
      Hispanic - 2,222 - 15.6%
      Two or more races - 204 - 1.4%
      Asian alone - 117 - 0.8%
      American Indian alone - 46 - 0.3%
      Other race alone - 29 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 3 - 0.02%

Lake Wales is located in the humid subtropical zone of the (Kppen climate classification: Cfa). In 2004, the eyes of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne all passed near the town. Virtually all physical damage has been restored.