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Polk County, Florida; United States

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Polk County, Florida
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 724,777
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 724,777
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 602,073
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 602,095
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.4%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
16.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
24.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 48,252
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 10.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 304,429
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $135,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,223
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $417
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $944
Building permits, 2019 8,726
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 231,260
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.84
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 21.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 66.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 797,909
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,015,202
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,822,165
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,601,329
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,495,278
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,542
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,500
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,812
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 11,999
Total employment, 2018 191,046
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 7,841,436
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 49,619
All firms, 2012 44,644
Men-owned firms, 2012 22,629
Women-owned firms, 2012 16,894
Minority-owned firms, 2012 15,294
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 27,856
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,415
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 38,188
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 334.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,797.84
FIPS Code 12105
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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82,100,000
164,200,000
246,300,000
328,400,000
Polk County, Florida
724,777
United States
328,239,523
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82,100,000
164,200,000
246,300,000
328,400,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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