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Polk County, Florida

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Population:

  • Total Population: 483,924
  • Males: 237,414
  • Females: 246,510

Ethnicity:

  • White: 361,079
  • Black/African American: 62,743
  • Hispanic: 45,650
  • Native American/Eskimo: 1,791
  • Asian: 5,733
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 146
  • Other: 299
  • 2 or more: 6,483

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (398,330)
  2. Spanish (40,180)
  3. French (2,630)
  4. French Creole (2,085)
  5. German (1,765)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 33,519

  1. Mexico (13,402)
  2. Haiti (2,089)
  3. Canada (1,767)
  4. United Kingdom (1,661)
  5. Jamaica (1,599)
  6. Cuba (1,488)
  7. India (1,052)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (67,799)
  2. Catholic Church (37,589)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (18,850)
  4. Assemblies of God (13,786)
  5. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (7,679)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Central Florida Health Care -Dundee: 916 SR 542, Dundee - (863) 439-4665
  • Central Florida Health Care-Frostproof: 109 West Wall Street, Frostproof - (863) 635-4891

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 196,394
  • Sensory: 17,622
  • Physical: 51,284
  • Mental: 26,048
  • Self-care: 14,826
  • Go outside home: 36,333
  • Employment: 46,337

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 6,077

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 187,233
  • Utility gas: 9,214
  • Bottled or LP gas: 9,141
  • Electricity: 164,131
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,260
  • Coal or Coke: 7
  • Wood: 360
  • Solar Energy: 66
  • Other fuel: 215
  • No fuel used: 1,839

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 349,349
  • No vehicle: 22,997
  • 1 or more vehicle: 326,352

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 4,156
  • No High School: 22,398
  • Some High School: 55,786
  • High School: 109,920
  • Some College: 66,317
  • Associate's Degree: 18,962
  • College Degree: 32,646
  • Master's Degree: 10,112
  • Professional Degree: 4,259
  • Doctoral Degree: 1,652

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 187,233
  • Owners with phone: 135,439
  • Owners without phone: 1,934
  • Renters with phone: 45,196
  • Renters without phone: 4,664

10 closest counties:

  1. Hardee County, Florida
  2. Osceola County, Florida
  3. Highlands County, Florida
  4. Hillsborough County, Florida
  5. Orange County, Florida
  6. Pasco County, Florida
  7. DeSoto County, Florida
  8. Lake County, Florida
  9. Sumter County, Florida
  10. Seminole County, Florida

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

33801, 33802, 33803, 33804, 33805, 33806, 33807, 33809, 33810, 33811, 33813, 33815, 33820, 33823, 33827, 33830, 33831, 33835, 33836, 33837, 33838, 33839, 33840, 33841, 33843, 33844, 33845, 33846, 33847, 33849, 33850, 33851, 33853, 33854, 33855, 33856, 33858, 33859, 33860, 33863, 33867, 33868, 33877, 33880, 33881, 33882, 33883, 33884, 33885, 33888, 33896, 33897, 33898, 34759

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • WJIS (88.1 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • KWND (88.3 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WPAS (89.1 FM) PARKGATE, FL
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM) HAINES CITY, FL
  • WLPJ (91.5 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WLFS (91.9 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WLVF (930 AM) HAINES CITY, FL
  • WWBF (1130 AM) BARTOW, FL
  • WWAB (1330 AM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WHNR (1360 AM) WINTER HAVEN, FL
  • WAVP (1390 AM) MULBERRY, FL
  • WCIE (1450 AM) LAKELAND, FL
  • WQXM (1460 AM) BARTOW, FL
  • WSIR (1490 AM) MULBERRY, FL
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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