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-Low educational attainment
-Summer heat and humidity

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Lakeland historically has been a major agricultural center with citrus growing, processing, and distribution, and a large phosphate mining industry mainly to the west. Winter Haven is a rapidly growing resort area to the east, and both places, taking advantage of a strategic location between major Florida centers of Tampa Bay and Orlando and relatively low housing costs, are becoming retirement and family living destinations.

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Quick Facts About Polk

    The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 1.30 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 6.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Polk County's population is 650,092 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 60.37 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Polk County is $141,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.80%.
    Polk County public schools spend $9,704 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Polk County.

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