Dundee, Florida

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Dundee, Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Location in Polk County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°1′15″N 81°37′15″W / 28.02083°N 81.62083°W / 28.02083; -81.62083Coordinates: 28°1′15″N 81°37′15″W / 28.02083°N 81.62083°W / 28.02083; -81.62083
Country United States
State Florida
County Polk
Incorporated 1924[1]
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 161 ft (49 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,912
 • Density 677.2/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33838
Area code(s) 863
FIPS code 12-18550[2]
GNIS feature ID 0281858[3]
Website http://www.townofdundee.com

Dundee is a town in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,912 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,008 [1]. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Dundee has been in operation since 1912.[4] The town was named after Dundee, in Scotland.[5] Dundee was incorporated as a town in 1925.[6]

Geography and climate[edit]

Dundee is located at 28°1′15″N 81°37′15″W / 28.02083°N 81.62083°W / 28.02083; -81.62083 (28.020837, -81.620783).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2). 3.9 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (8.82%) is water.

Dundee is located in the humid subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification: Cfa).[8]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,912 people, 1,123 households, and 811 families residing in the town. The population density was 740.7 inhabitants per square mile (286.1/km²). There were 1,457 housing units at an average density of 370.6 per square mile (143.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.92% White, 22.05% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.56% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.37% of the population.

There were 1,123 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,174, and the median income for a family was $33,831. Males had a median income of $30,218 versus $20,449 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,411. About 11.8% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Dundee had a population of 3,717. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 49.8% non-Hispanic white, 25.2% black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.5% non-Hispanic from some other race, 3.4% two or more races and 21.3% Hispanic or Latino. 11.6% of the population was Mexican while 6.7% of the population was Puerto Rican.[9]


The major roads running through Dundee are:

  • US 27 - Located just west of town, this divided highway leads to Lake Wales and Haines City.
  • SR 17 - This Scenic Highway goes through the center of town and provides an alternate route parallel to US 27 across eastern Polk County.
  • SR 542 - Also called Dundee Road, it leads from downtown Dundee to US 27 and on westward, straight to downtown Winter Haven.


  1. ^ "Guide to Polk, Dundee". The Ledger. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Polk County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Whitehead, Bill (14 August 1960). "First Polk Settlers Had to Build Towns, Then Name Them". Lakeland Ledger. pp. 7–A. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Joe (September 20, 1996). "Town in East Polk named after Dundee, Scotland". Lakeland Ledger. pp. F2. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated". University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  9. ^ 2010 general demographic report on Dundee

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