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Overview
Population:604,562
Pop. Change:25%
State: Florida
Metro Area:Lakeland
County:Polk County
City:Lakeland, Winter Haven, ... 39 total
Zip Code:33810, 33880, ... 38 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Polk's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Lakeland Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city/Resort city  Location: Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area Elevation: 214 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Leisure activitiesGrowth & sprawl
Cost of livingLow educational attainment
Attractive settingSummer heat and humidity

Interesting Facts about Polk County

As of 2014, Polk County's population is 604,562 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.93 percent.

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The median home cost in Polk County is $106,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.10 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.50% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Polk County public schools spend $10,471 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Polk County.

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The unemployment rate in Polk County is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 2.29 percent.


Ranked #25 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #81 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #84 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #126 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #337 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Polk County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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