Polk County FL Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 667,696
Population in Households 654,488
Population in Familes 533,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,208
Population Density1 371
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $47,429
Average Household Income $64,107
Per Capita Income $24,475


Total Housing Units 307,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169,591 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 79,532 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58,859 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $152,438
Average Home Value $187,546


Total Households 249,123
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 173,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.26% 1.55%
Households 1.11% 1.48%
Families 1.02% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.34%


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, 2018 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 Density # 20 72nd
Diversity Index # 13 82nd
Median Household Income # 34 51st
Per Capita Income # 40 42nd

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