Polk County Population 2017

Polk County's estimated population is 666,149 with a growth rate of 2.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County is the 9th largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016666,14916,7242.58%
2015649,42514,4932.28%
2014634,93212,2761.97%
2013622,6567,3621.20%
2012615,2945,6250.92%
2011609,6696,4561.07%
2010603,213197,83148.80%
1990405,38283,73026.03%
1980321,65294,43041.56%
1970227,22232,08316.44%
1960195,13971,14257.37%
1950123,99737,33243.08%
194086,66514,37419.88%
193072,29133,63086.99%
192038,66114,51360.10%
191024,14811,67693.62%
190012,4724,56757.77%
18907,9054,724148.51%
18803,181120.38%
18703,1690.00%

Polk County Population Growth

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Polk County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White516,75877.57%
Black or African American102,22115.35%
Two or More Races13,4012.01%
Asian12,2641.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,0540.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7270.11%

Polk County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Polk County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lakeland9740510642090159.26%
Kissimmee5953669369983316.52%
Winter Haven3387438953507914.99%
Haines City2057723454287713.98%
Bartow1729819499220112.72%
Lake Wales1420515860165511.65%
Auburndale1350215540203815.09%
Fort Meade564260353936.97%
Lake Alfred5015576675114.98%
Dundee3717420949213.24%
Mulberry382240312095.47%
Davenport28993982108337.36%
Frostproof299131791886.29%
Eagle Lake2255252026511.75%
Polk City1692197328116.61%
Lake Hamilton1231138215112.27%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990