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Polk County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 8 February 1861
Seat Bartow
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,206 km² (2,010 mi²)
4,855 km² (1,874 mi²)
351 km² (136 mi²), 6.75%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

561,606
100/km² 
Website: www.polk-county.net

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county seat is Bartow, Florida. Its largest city is Lakeland, Florida. The center of population of Florida is located in the town of Lake Wales [1]. Image File history File links Polk_County_Seal_Fl. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ...

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History

Polk County became Florida's 39th county on February 8, 1861, when the State of Florida divided Hillsborough County into eastern and western halves. The eastern half was named Polk, in honor of the 11th President of the United States, James Knox Polk. James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795–June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. ...


Following the Civil War, the county commission established the county seat on 120 acres donated in the central part of the county. Bartow, the county seat, was named after Francis S. Bartow, a confederate Colonel from Georgia who was the first confederate officer to die in battle during the first battle of the Civil War. Col. Bartow was buried in Savannah, GA with military honors, and promoted posthumously to the rank of brigadier general. Fort Blount , as Bartow was then known, in a move to honor one of the first fallen heroes of the Confederacy, was one of several towns and counties in the South that changed their name to Bartow. The first courthouse built in Bartow was constructed in 1867. It was replaced twice, in 1884 and in 1908. As the third courthouse to stand on the site, the present structure houses the Polk County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library.


Economy

Polk County's economy has been historically based on three primary industries: citrus, cattle, and phosphate mining.


The discovery of phosphate rock in the Peace River, near Fort Meade, Florida in 1881, initiated the mining of the world's largest deposit of phosphate rock, known as the Bone Valley Deposit. This deposit, which encompasses approximately 500,000 acres (2000 km²) in Polk, Hillsborough, Hardee, and Manatee Counties, provides approximately 75% of the nation's phosphate supply and about 25% of the world supply. Approximately 200,000 acres (800 km²) or 15.3% of Polk County have been mined for phosphate rock. Polk continued to lead the state in 1998, with 14.7 million tons of phosphate rock mined. However, four straight years of low prices and weak demand for phosphate fertilizer led to a loss in sales in 2002. The industry's impact on the Polk County economy will continue to decline in the 21st Century as phosphate mining moves south into Hardee and Desoto Counties. Above is a ball-and-stick model of the inorganic hydrogenphosphate anion (HPO42−). Colour coding: P (orange); O (red); H (white). ... The Bone Valley is a region of central Florida, encompassing portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural fertilizer. ...


Chemical manufacturing plants located in Polk County are used to convert the insoluble phosphate rock into soluble products, such as diammonium phosphate and monoammonium phosphate, which are used in fertilizers and other products. There are numerous, other industries located in Polk County which support and rely on the phosphate mining industry. In October 2004, IMC Global, Inc. and Cargill Crop Nutrition merged into the Mosaic Co. This merger created the world's second largest fertilizer manufacturer with annual sales estimated at $4.5 billion. Mosaic employs more than 3,000 workers in Polk County at five active mines, Four Corners, Fort Green, Kingsford, South Fort Meade and Hookers Prairie; and two fertilizer plants, Ridgewood and New Wales (reputed to be the largest fertilizer plant in the world). Diammonium phosphate (DAP) is one of a series of water-soluble salts which can be produced when ammonia reacts with phosphoric acid. ... Ammonium phosphate. ...


Polk County has the 2nd largest amount of farmland in the state with an estimated 626,634 acres (2536 km²) in 2002. Polk remains the sixth most productive agricultural county in Florida . The $878 million citrus industry employs approximately 8,000 people in Polk County . Polk ranked first in the state for total citrus picked for the 2003-04 season with an estimated total of 42.2 million boxes harvested. Polk also ranked first in the state in the amount of commercial citrus groves with approximately 95,050 acres (385 km²), 2004 estimate. In addition to citrus, Polk was ranked third in the state in 2004, in number of beef cattle with an estimated 105,000 head of beef and dairy cattle, according to the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Total receipts from the sale of crops and livestock in Polk County rose to $284.8 million in 2002 based upon a report released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus...


Tourism is a strong economic force in Polk County and dates back to the dedication of Bok Tower Gardens in 1929 by President Calvin Coolidge. In the mid-1930s, the late Dick Pope, Sr. established the world famous Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven , Florida's first theme attraction. Today, millions of people visit Polk County each year to enjoy these two attractions as well as Fantasy of Flight, the Sun ‘N Fun Air Museum, and many more. Polk County is also located within a one hour drive of the Walt Disney World resort area, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens. In addition to these attractions, Polk is the spring training headquarters for the Detroit Tigers (Lakeland) and the Cleveland Indians (Winter Haven) baseball teams. The county had an estimated total of 11,500 hotel, motel, rental condominium units and vacation rentals in 2004. Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-related attraction in Polk City, Florida, USA. 1400 Broadway Blvd SE Polk City, FL 33868 (863) 984-3500 Located midway between Tampa and Orlando in Polk City, Florida, Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-themed attraction that takes visitors back to Early Flight, World... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles... Sea World is a marine park on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ... Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, a division of Anheuser-Busch. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present) Cleveland Stadium (1932-1993)* a. ...


In recent years, Polk County has gained notoriety as a preferred venue for recreational and competitive sports on all levels. In 2001, the county hosted 140 sporting events that pumped in excess of $84 million into the local economy. This is in addition to $72 million generated by the Spring Training operations of the Cleveland Indians, and the Detroit Tigers. Polk County Sports Marketing, the sports marketing arm of the Board of County Commissioners, was honored as Florida's “Sports Commission of the Year” by the Florida Sports Foundation for its success in promoting the county as a sports destination.


Today, phosphate mining, agriculture and tourism still play vital roles in the local economy. However, the county has successfully expanded and diversified its economic base in recent years. The primary mission of the Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) since its formation in 1985 by the Board of County Commissioners, has been to improve the standard of living for the citizens of Polk County by diversifying the economy through job creation in all industries. The CFDC has successfully worked with other industries to help them expand and relocate to Polk County . Polk County's central location within the large Florida marketplace has attracted numerous manufacturers and distribution centers in recent years.


The housing market remains strong in Polk County, just as it does around the country. Construction is a pillar of economic strength for Polk County with a record of 5,900 total permits issued for single family homes in 2004. This is an increase of approximately 68.7% over a total of 3,498 building permits issued in 2003 for single family homes. The total number of homes sold in 2004, was 5,300, an increase of 7.8% over a total of 4,918 homes sold in 2001.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,206 km² (2,010 mi²). 4,855 km² (1,874 mi²) of it is land and 351 km² (136 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.75% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Polk County is the sole county in the Lakeland Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Lakeland, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Polk County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Lakeland. ...


Adjacent counties

Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Nickname

Polk County's unofficial nickname is "Imperial Polk County", which it received in the 1930s, because most of the major Florida roads went through the county (an allusion to the Imperial Rome saying "All roads run through Rome.") Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 483,924 people, 187,233 households, and 132,373 families residing in the county. The population density was 100/km² (258/mi²). There were 226,376 housing units at an average density of 47/km² (121/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.58% White, 13.54% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.82% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 9.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 187,233 households, of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.10% have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out, with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,036, and the median income for a family was $41,442. Males hae a median income of $31,396, versus $22,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,302. 12.90% of the population and 9.40% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.10% were under the age of 18 and 8.10% were 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of July 1, 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the county had 542,912 residents, making it the ninth most populous county in Florida.


Politics

For most of its history, Polk County, like most other southern counties, was dominated nominally by the [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party] a result of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The party's dominance in presidential races began to decline during the 1950s, although Polk County continued to vote reliably for Conservative Democrats in state and local races. Often, there would be no Republican Party candidate for local office, which under then current Florida law, meant the race was decided by Democrats in their primary. In American politics, Conservative Democrat is a term referring to a member of the Democratic Party who holds some conservative political views. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


What in fact existed was a non-partisan Florida political culture, best described by V.O. Key, Jr., in the classic, "Southern Politics," (Knopf, 1950) as "every man for himself." Coalitions gravitated around special economic interests. Polk County's role was magnified by the presence of two big-money industries, phosphate and citrus. Park Trammell, Spessard Holland, and Lawton Chiles each served in the legislature, as governor, as a U.S. senator. The county's political style, when not satisfying local industry, was small-town economic populist: building roads, schools, and parks, but wary of social liberalism.


A watershed moment in Polk County politics came with the election of Andy Ireland to Congress. Ireland was the first modern Polk politician without local roots, an outsider culturally and personally from a wealthy Ohio family and with an upper-class education at Andover and Yale. He moved to Winter Haven as a bank executive. His election reflected the growing factor of in-migrants, who were slowly weakening the deeply rooted local populist traditions. It was Ireland who set off a wave of party switching by moving from the Democratic party to the Republican party in 1984, taking career advantage of Ronald Reagan's popularity and grassroots distrust of national Democrats as the perceived party of racial integration and sexual license. Within a few years, there was a rapid switch of parties, both by many prominent political figures in the county and by the white public at large. By the early 1990s, Polk County had become one of the most reliably Republican counties in state. Native son Chiles continued to win U.S. Senate races from 1970 to 1982, and in the 90s was elected governor twice ironically without Polk's support. Andrew Poysell Ireland (born August 23, 1930) was a US Representative from Florida. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ...

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 58.6% 40.8% 0.6%
2000 53.6% 44.6% 1.8%
1996 45.3% 44.4% 10.3%
1992 45.2% 35.3% 19.5%
1988 66.4% 33.0% 0.6%

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Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Auburndale
  2. City of Bartow
  3. City of Davenport
  4. Town of Dundee
  5. City of Eagle Lake
  6. City of Fort Meade
  7. City of Frostproof
  8. City of Haines City
  9. Village of Highland Park
  10. Town of Hillcrest Heights
  11. City of Lake Alfred
  12. Town of Lake Hamilton
  13. City of Lakeland
  14. City of Lake Wales
  15. City of Mulberry
  16. Town of Polk City
  17. City of Winter Haven

Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Davenport is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Dundee is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Eagle Lake is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Frostproof is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Haines City is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Highland Park is a village located in Polk County, Florida. ... Hillcrest Heights is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lake Alfred is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lake Hamilton is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Mulberry is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Polk City is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ...

Unincorporated

Babson Park is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Brewster is a place in southwest Polk County, Florida, located at 27°459 North, 81°5847 West. ... Combee Settlement is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Crooked Lake Park is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Crystal Lake is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Cypress Gardens is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Fussels Corner is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Gibsonia is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Highland City is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Inwood is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Jan Phyl Village is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Kathleen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Lakeland Highlands is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Loughman is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Medulla is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Nalcrest, Florida is a retirement community in central Florida developed by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) for its retired members and named for the union. ... Pittsburg, Florida is a town in Polk County, Florida at Latitude 27. ... Poinciana is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Osceola and Polk counties of the U.S. state of Florida located on approximatly 47,000 acres approximately 10 miles south of Kissimmee, Florida and 14 miles east of Haines City, Florida. ... Wahneta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Waverly is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Willow Oak is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Winston is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ...

External links

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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

  • Polk County Public Schools
  • South Florida Water Management District
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District

Judicial branch

  • Polk County Clerk of Courts
  • Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida servings Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties
  • Office of the State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

  • Polk County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Cypress Gardens Adventure Park
  • Bok Singing Tower and Sanctuary
  • Saddle Creek Park
  • Ridge Audubon Society - Lake Wales Ridge EcoTourism
  • Lake Wales Ridge Florida State Forest
  • Florida Southern College - Site of the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.
  • Sun n Fun Air Museum

Miscellaneous

  • Polk Partners, founded by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Development Council, and The Ledger.
  • Frisbie Collection over 900 images of the Polk County area from 1910 to 1950 gathered by Louise Frisbie, regional historian and author. From the State Library & Archives of Florida.

Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County area. ...

References



Cities and communities of Polk County, Florida
County seat Bartow
Incorporated places Auburndale | Bartow | Davenport | Dundee | Eagle Lake | Fort Meade | Frostproof | Haines City | Highland Park | Hillcrest Heights | Lake Alfred | Lake Hamilton | Lakeland | Lake Wales | Mulberry | Polk City | Winter Haven
Unincorporated places Babson Park | Brewster | Combee Settlement | Crooked Lake Park | Crystal Lake | Cypress Gardens | Fussels Corner | Gibsonia | Highland City | Inwood | Jan Phyl Village | Kathleen | Lakeland Highlands | Loughman | Medulla | Poinciana | Wahneta | Waverly | Willow Oak | Winston
Adjacent Counties Lake | Orange | Osceola | Okeechobee | Highlands | Hardee | Manatee | Hillsborough | Sumter | Pasco


Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Image File history File links Polk_County_Florida. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Auburndale is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Bartow is a city located in the U.S. State of Florida in Central Florida east of the Tampa Bay area. ... Davenport is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Dundee is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Eagle Lake is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Frostproof is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Haines City is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Highland Park is a village located in Polk County, Florida. ... Hillcrest Heights is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lake Alfred is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lake Hamilton is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... Lake Wales is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Mulberry is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Polk City is a town located in Polk County, Florida. ... Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Babson Park is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Brewster is a place in southwest Polk County, Florida, located at 27°459 North, 81°5847 West. ... Combee Settlement is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Crooked Lake Park is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Crystal Lake is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Florida: Crystal Lake in Broward County, Florida Crystal Lake, Polk County, Florida This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cypress Gardens is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Fussels Corner is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Gibsonia is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Highland City is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Inwood is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Jan Phyl Village is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Kathleen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Lakeland Highlands is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Loughman is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Medulla is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Poinciana is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Osceola and Polk counties of the U.S. state of Florida located on approximatly 47,000 acres approximately 10 miles south of Kissimmee, Florida and 14 miles east of Haines City, Florida. ... Wahneta is a census-designated place (CDP) in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Waverly is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Willow Oak is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... Winston is a census-designated place located in Polk County, Florida. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Manatee County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Pasco County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Coordinates: 27°58′N 81°42′W / 27.96, -81.70 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Polk lies on the Interstate-4 corridor, 25 miles east of Tampa and 35 miles southwest of Orlando.
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Polk County is also located within a one hour drive of the Walt Disney World resort area, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens.
Polk County is the sole county in the Lakeland Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the county the population was spread out, with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
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