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Polk City, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Polk City had a population of 1,801 as of July 1, 2016. Polk City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Polk City is located at latitude 28.1805 and longitude -81.83 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Polk City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Town of Polk City (GNIS ID: 2407139) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Polk City is located within Lakeland CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polk City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,801
Population in Households 1,801
Population in Familes 1,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 658
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $117,204
Average Home Value $185,400


Median Household Income $38,037
Average Household Income $58,321
Per Capita Income $22,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.68%
Households 0.39% 0.6%
Families 0.53% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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 City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 676 27th
Population Density1 # 748 19th
Diversity Index2 # 595 35th
Median Household Income # 667 28th
Per Capita Income # 547 41st

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