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Polk Census Data

People QuickFacts Polk County Florida
Population, 2012 estimate NA 19,317,568
Population, 2011 estimate 609,492 19,082,262
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 602,095 18,802,690
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 NA 2.7%
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 1.2% 1.5%
Population, 2010 602,095 18,801,310
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.3% 5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.2% 21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 18.3% 17.6%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.0% 51.1%
White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 80.4% 78.5%
Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 15.3% 16.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.6% 0.5%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 1.8% 2.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.1% 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 1.8% 1.8%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 18.1% 22.9%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 64.1% 57.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2007-2011 82.2% 83.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2007-2011 10.6% 19.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent age 5+, 2007-2011 18.5% 27.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 82.1% 85.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2007-2011 18.0% 26.0%
Veterans, 2007-2011 54,153 1,637,466
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2007-2011 25.8 25.7
Housing units, 2011 281,004 9,026,965
Homeownership rate, 2007-2011 71.7% 69.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2007-2011 14.3% 29.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2007-2011 $133,200 $188,600
Households, 2007-2011 221,975 7,140,096
Persons per household, 2007-2011 2.63 2.56
Per capita money income in the past 12 months (2011 dollars), 2007-2011 $21,952 $26,733
Median household income, 2007-2011 $44,398 $47,827
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2007-2011 16.4% 14.7%
Business QuickFacts Polk County Florida
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 10,943 491,1501
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 159,201 6,626,5581
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2000-2010 -1.4 6.61
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 34,892 1,686,142
Total number of firms, 2007 45,012 2,009,589
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.1% 9.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 0.5%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.3% 3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 12.8% 22.4%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.4% 28.9%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 7,178,034 104,832,907
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 13,241,719 221,641,518
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 6,420,144 262,341,127
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $11,195 $14,353
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 699,617 41,922,059
Building permits, 2011 1,156 42,360
Geography QuickFacts Polk County Florida
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,797.84 53,624.76
Persons per square mile, 2010 334.9 350.6
FIPS Code 105 12
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area
Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Thursday, 10-Jan-2013 15:08:14 EST