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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.


  • Location: Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area
  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • County: Polk County
  • Metro Area: Lakeland

Quick Facts About Polk

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Polk County's population is 604,562 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.93 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Polk County is $106,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.10 percent.
    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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