Polk County FL Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 662,431
Daytime Population: Workers 229,972
Daytime Population: Residents 400,009
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 629,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 649,814
Population in Familes 532,347
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,617
Population Density2 369
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $45,704
Average Household Income $61,763
Per Capita Income $23,623


Total Housing Units 303,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163,764 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 83,821 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56,014 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $134,219
Average Home Value $171,136


Total Households 247,585
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 172,355
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.33% 1.28%
Households 1.17% 1.19%
Families 1.09% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


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, 2017 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 # 14 81st
Median Household Income # 35 49th
Per Capita Income # 40 42nd

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