Polk County FL Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 642,909
Population in Households 630,334
Population in Familes 516,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,575
Population Density1 358
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 240,058
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 166,952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 298,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158,596 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 81,462 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58,171 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $123,623
Average Home Value $165,050


Median Household Income $43,856
Average Household Income $59,091
Per Capita Income $22,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.18%
Households 0.86% 1.07%
Families 0.75% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polk County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 88th
Population Density1 # 20 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 15 79th
Median Household Income # 34 51st
Per Capita Income # 40 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.