Willow Oak, Florida Population 2024

6,885

Willow Oak is a city located in Polk County Florida. Willow Oak has a 2024 population of 6,885. Willow Oak is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -3.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,168 in 2020.

The average household income in Willow Oak is $60,271 with a poverty rate of 32.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Willow Oak is 27.1 years, 25.9 years for males, and 27.2 years for females.

Willow Oak Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Willow Oak was:

  • White: 57.59%
  • Other race: 23.72%
  • Two or more races: 12.1%
  • Black or African American: 5.08%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,207.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.95% (-283)
The current population of Willow Oak, Florida is 6,885 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,168.

Willow Oak, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,96557.59%
Other race1,63323.72%
Two or more races83312.1%
Black or African American3505.08%
Native American1041.51%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Willow Oak Population by Race

Willow Oak Population Pyramid 2024

Willow Oak Median Age

27.1

Total

25.9

Male

27.2

Female

Willow Oak Adults

There are 4,216 adults, (388 of whom are seniors) in Willow Oak.

Willow Oak Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

10.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

69.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Willow Oak Sex Ratio

Female3,48050.54%
Male3,40549.46%

Willow Oak Population by Age

Willow Oak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0673.3347.552.5
Married9413.6655.244.8
Non Family5761.352872
Female3634.8865.634.4
Male1874.7533.766.3
showing: 5 rows

3.85

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Willow Oak Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Willow Oak Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Willow Oak Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 25.09%.

Willow Oak Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,474

Average Earnings

$40,929

Average Male

$26,617

Average Female

Willow Oak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Willow Oak Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Willow Oak Language

50.15% of Willow Oak residents speak only English, while 49.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.21% of the population.

Willow Oak Language

Willow Oak Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,8821,62941.96%
Other1,58560137.92%
White2,55551320.08%
Multiple83341950.3%
Native1048682.69%
Black3397120.94%
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32.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.14%

Male Poverty Rate

36.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Willow Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Willow Oak is Native, with 82.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Willow Oak is White, with 20.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.27%.

Willow Oak Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.26%
High School15.9%
Some College14.64%
Bachelors or Greater
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Willow Oak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed22.22%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed7.65%
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Willow Oak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Willow Oak Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Willow Oak Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Willow Oak Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Willow Oak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Willow Oak Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Willow Oak Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

97

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Willow Oak Veterans by War

count

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Willow Oak Veterans by Age

count

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Willow Oak Veterans by Race

Willow Oak Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Willow Oak Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Willow Oak Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Willow Oak Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Willow Oak Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.65%

Born in Willow Oak

80.9%

Native Born

19.1%

Foreign Born

15.5%

Non Citizen

3.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.9% of Willow Oak residents were born in the United States, with 46.65% having been born in Florida. 15.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Willow Oak Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,885
20236,885
20226,8852754.16%
20216,610-558-7.78%
20207,168-68-0.94%
20197,2363064.42%
20186,9301,17120.33%
20175,7591793.21%
20165,58063212.77%
20154,948-179-3.49%
20145,127-4-0.08%
20135,131-57-1.1%
20125,188-759-12.76%
20115,947-785-11.66%
20106,732
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Willow Oak Population by Year