Polk County

Polk County, Florida

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Situated in Florida is Polk, home to the city of Lakeland. The 1,798 sq. miles in area has a population density of 335 people per square mile. As of 2014, the population was approximately 634,638, and it expanded by 5.4 percent since 2010. Relative to the rest of Florida, Polk has a normal number of young familes with 6 percent, an average number of children under 18 at 23 percent, and a greater than average number of retirees at 20 percent. Households often stay in place, with 84 percent keeping the same home more than one year. Education statistics show that 82 percent of residents graduated high school, while 18 percent have a post-secondary degree or greater.

Median Home Price
$ 111k
Houses: 282,730

Approximately 219,540 households reside in 282,730 homes, and of these, 14 percent are located in multi-unit structures. The median value of real estate is $111.4k, and the homeownership rate is 71 percent. The median household income is $43.1k, which is greater than that of the state. There are 45,012 businesses, and the average commute to work is 26 minutes.

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Largest Cities in Polk County

Auburndale
Auburndale
Population: 14,518
People/sq.mi: 1,002
Median Home: $115k
Bartow
Bartow
Population: 18,420
People/sq.mi: 377
Median Home: $104k
Fort Meade
Fort Meade
Population: 5,869
People/sq.mi: 1,117
Median Home: $78k
Haines City
Haines City
Population: 22,072
People/sq.mi: 1,117
Median Home: $94k
Lake Alfred
Lake Alfred
Population: 5,253
People/sq.mi: 541
Median Home: $102k
Lake Wales
Lake Wales
Population: 15,140
People/sq.mi: 761
Median Home: $114k
Lakeland
Lakeland
Population: 102,346
People/sq.mi: 1,493
Median Home: $116k
Winter Haven
Winter Haven
Population: 36,371
People/sq.mi: 1,082
Median Home: $104k

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