Willow Oak, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Willow Oak, Florida - Basic Facts

The Willow Oak Census Designated Place had a population of 7,418 as of July 1, 2016. Willow Oak ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Willow Oak is located at latitude 27.9219 and longitude -82.0242 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Willow Oak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Willow Oak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403032) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Willow Oak Census Designated Place is located within Bartow CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willow Oak 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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Willow Oak, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,418
Population in Households 7,418
Population in Familes 6,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,377
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 2,267
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 1,690
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,081 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,186 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $121,397
Average Home Value $155,042


Median Household Income $48,765
Average Household Income $57,433
Per Capita Income $17,773
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.56% 1.35%
Households 1.05% 1.06%
Families 0.92% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Willow Oak, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Oak 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 # 375 59th
Population Density1 # 322 65th
Diversity Index2 # 65 93rd
Median Household Income # 396 57th
Per Capita Income # 749 19th

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