Polk County, Florida 

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Population

744,552

+10.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$43,063

Median Home Price

$229,200

Median Age

40.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.3 / 9.1

summer / winter

FL Gifts

Best Places to Live in Polk County, Florida

Mid-sized city/Resort city - Central Florida, 25 miles inland from the Tampa Bay area. November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Polk County, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

polk, FL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Leisure activities
Cost of living
Attractive setting
Cons
Growth & sprawl
Low educational attainment
Summer heat and humidity


What Bert Has To Say About Lakeland-Winter Haven Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Lakeland-Winter_Haven
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Lakeland, Winter Haven, 38 total
Zip Codes: 33810, 33837, 33880, 34759, 33844, 33813, 33881, 33801, 33884, 33823, 38 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 214 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have increased by 2.9%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 9.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk County's population is 744,552 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk County is Real Estate: $229,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.3%.

SCHOOLS
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. More Education



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Housing Market in polk

It's a good time to buy in Polk. Home Appreciation is up 16.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Polk is $229,200.

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ZIP CODES IN POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
33810, 33837, 33880, 34759, 33844, 33813, 33881, 33801, 33884, 33823, 38 total

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