Polk County FL Information

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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, 2014 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 # 32 54th
Per Capita Income # 38 45th

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

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Polk County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 618,957
Population in Households 606,198
Population in Familes 496,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,759
Population Density1 344
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 232,196
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 161,505
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 287,764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155,295 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76,901 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55,568 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $110,577
Average Home Value $144,098
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,967
Average Household Income $55,827
Per Capita Income $21,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.65% 0.95%
Households 0.48% 0.89%
Families 0.32% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

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