Bartow, Florida Population 2022

19,711
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Bartow is a city located in Polk County Florida. It is also the county seat of Polk County. With a 2020 population of 19,711, it is the 207th largest city in Florida and the 2326th largest city in the United States. Bartow is currently growing at a rate of 1.03% annually but its population has decreased by -0.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,762 in 2020. Spanning over 53 miles, Bartow has a population density of 427 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bartow is $60,944 with a poverty rate of 17.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $848 per month, and the median house value is $157,300. The median age in Bartow is 36.6 years, 35.7 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Bartow Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bartowwas:

  • White: 66.66%
  • Black or African American: 19.92%
  • Two or more races: 5.85%
  • Other race: 3.76%
  • Asian: 3.47%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bartow, Florida is 19,711 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,762.

Bartow, Florida Population 2022

Population by Race

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Bartow Population by Race

Bartow Population Pyramid 2022

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Bartow Median Age

35.3


Total

34.5


Male

36.4


Female

Bartow Adults

There are 15,088 adults, (2,967 of whom are seniors) in Bartow.

Bartow Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bartow Sex Ratio

Female

9,965

50.43%

Male

9,797

49.57%

Bartow Population by Age

Bartow Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bartow Household Types

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bartow Households and Families

3.62

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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Bartow Households by Type

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Bartow Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bartow Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.98%.

Bartow Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,873

Average Earnings

$35,099

Average Male

$31,831

Average Female

Bartow Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bartow Language by Age

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Bartow Language

83.53% of Bartow residents speak only English, while 16.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.55% of the population.

Bartow Language

Bartow Poverty by Race

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17.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.22%

Male Poverty Rate

19.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bartow

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bartow is Native, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bartow is Multiple, with 8.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.02%.

Bartow Poverty

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Bartow Poverty Rate by Education

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Bartow Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bartow Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bartow Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bartow Married by Age and Sex

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Bartow Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bartow Marital Status by Race

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Bartow Marital Status

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1,364

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bartow Veterans by War

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Bartow Veterans by Age

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Bartow Veterans by Race

Bartow Veterans by Education

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1.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bartow Veterans by Education

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63.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bartow Employment by Age

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Bartow Employment by Race

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Bartow Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.28%

Born in Bartow

93.07%

Native Born

6.93%

Foreign Born

3.67%

Non Citizen

3.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.07% of Bartow residents were born in the United States, with 57.28% having been born in Florida. 3.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bartow Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bartow Population by Year