Polk City, Florida

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Polk City, Florida

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High Points

Polk City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Polk City Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Polk City Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Polk City, Florida

Comparing Polk City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 4
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 5
Median Family Income 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 1
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Polk City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Polk
Metro Area Lakeland - Winter Haven
Standard Zip Codes 33868
Phone Area Codes 863
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.182
Longitude -81.824

Polk City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 63 to 86 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 86 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station BARTOW
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
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Polk City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,516 100%
Male 748 49.3%
Female 768 50.7%
Under 18 452 29.8%
18+ 1,064 70.2%
65+ 160 10.6%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,427 94.1%
African-American 29 1.9%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 27 1.8%
Mixed Race 22 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 123 8.1%

Estimated Polk City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,522
Growth 6
Growth % 0.4%

Polk City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 19.6%
US/American 14.3%
Irish 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
French (except Basque) 6.7%
Scotch-Irish 6%
German 5.6%
Italian 3.2%
Swedish 3.2%
European 2.5%
Greek 2.5%
Portuguese 2.4%
Scottish 2%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Yugoslavian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Polk City 1,516 $36,705
Auburndale 11,032 $36,303
Davenport 1,924 $41,000
Haines City 13,174 $30,678
Lake Alfred 3,890 $42,904
Lakeland 78,452 $40,468
Winter Haven 26,487 $39,657
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Polk City High Schools (2004)

Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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1. Creola, Alabama 90.2   16% 9.2% 7% 27 $38,942 7.4% 13.6% 2,002 16% 43 1.8% 8
2. Interlachen, Florida 85.3   23.7% 14.8% 7.6% 39 $34,375 6% 21.6% 1,475 27.5% 50.2 4.5% 5.4
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