Polk County, Florida Population 2022

Polk County, Florida's estimated population is 779,317 with a growth rate of 2.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Florida is the 10th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 603,102 and has seen a growth of 29.22% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18703,1690.00%
18803,181120.38%
18907,9054,724148.51%
190012,4724,56757.77%
191024,14811,67693.62%
192038,66114,51360.10%
193072,29133,63086.99%
194086,66514,37419.88%
1950123,99737,33243.08%
1960195,13971,14257.37%
1970227,22232,08316.44%
1980321,65294,43041.56%
1990405,38283,73026.03%
2010603,102197,72048.77%
2011609,9486,8461.14%
2012615,4535,5050.90%
2013622,6337,1801.17%
2014634,39811,7651.89%
2015648,52314,1252.23%
2016665,82317,3002.67%
2017685,36819,5452.94%
2018706,59721,2293.10%
2019724,77718,1802.57%
2020742,95718,1802.51%
2021761,13718,1802.45%
2022779,31718,1802.39%
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Polk County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White517,56973.34%
Black or African American107,63315.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3060.33%
Asian12,2571.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3330.05%
Some Other Race29,8444.23%
Two or More Races35,7935.07%
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Polk County, Florida Population by Race

Polk County, Florida Population Pyramid 2022

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Polk County, Florida Median Age

40.2


Total

38.9


Male

41.2


Female

Polk County, Florida Adults

There are 549,620 adults, (143,067 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Florida.

Polk County, Florida Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

359,923

51.00%

Male

345,812

49.00%

Polk County, Florida Population by Age

Polk County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Male60.2%39.8%
Female49.5%50.5%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All240,8792.8869.5
Married119,3473.3680.1
Male13,5763.9560.2
Female32,2604.249.5
Non Family75,6961.3562.8

3.46

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,1675.74%
9th to 12th Grade43,2568.82%
High School Graduate165,47133.74%
Some College105,67821.55%
Associates Degree46,8779.56%
Bachelors Degree66,25613.51%
Graduate Degree34,7097.08%
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Polk County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian9,2067,7023,800
2+ Races18,72315,3534,288
White311,578279,32669,561
Hispanic96,24172,43015,562
Black67,26854,04310,366
Other Race18,61213,4782,772
Native American1,5541,259208
Islander16612711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.28%.

Polk County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,072$38,041$29,176
Less Than 9th Grade$24,364$28,146$19,536
High School Graduate$29,395$33,462$24,275
Some College$32,605$39,182$28,913
Bachelors Degree$44,944$53,204$40,950
Graduate Degree$54,007$65,219$49,840

$33,072

Average Earnings

$38,041

Average Male

$29,176

Average Female

Polk County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Florida Language by Age

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Polk County, Florida Language

77.10% of Polk County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.39% of the population.

Polk County, Florida Language

Polk County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander33317552.55%
Native2,25362727.83%
Black104,20024,45023.46%
Hispanic164,01031,58919.26%
Multiple35,1725,30515.08%
White398,14744,95511.29%
Asian12,1691,0108.30%
Other5,417NaN%

15.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

16.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Florida is Islander, with 52.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Florida is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.98%.

Polk County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.56%
High School13.84%
Some College9.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%

Polk County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.68%
Male Unemployed28.92%
Female Employed7.12%
Female Unemployed28.73%

Polk County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,535$69,535
Families$59,623$79,139
Married Families$70,229$91,494
Non Families$32,157$44,009
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Polk County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Florida Marital Status

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47,663

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,403
First Gulf War8,084
Vietnam17,555
Korea3,970
World War II1,836

Polk County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343,318
35 to 548,734
55 to 648,171
65 to 7413,483
75+13,957

Polk County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White40,6059.78%
Black3,9985.11%
Native American39721.30%
Asian3693.61%
Islander3114.83%
Other Race9664.58%
2+ Races1,2975.75%
Hispanic4,6804.10%

Polk County, Florida Veterans by Race

Polk County, Florida Veterans by Education

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7.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Florida Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Florida Employment by Age

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Polk County, Florida Employment by Race

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Polk County, Florida 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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42.04%

Born in Polk County, Florida

89.46%

Native Born

10.54%

Foreign Born

5.44%

Non Citizen

5.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.46% of Polk County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 42.04% having been born in Florida. 5.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polk County, Florida Place of Birth

  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

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