Polk County, Florida Population 2022

Polk County, Florida's estimated population is 749,636 with a growth rate of 1.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Florida is the 9th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 602,095 and has seen a growth of 24.50% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Polk County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

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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

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Florida Households and Families

3.46

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Florida Households by Type

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Polk County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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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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$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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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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Polk County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Polk County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Florida Income by Household Type

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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

Polk County, Florida Veterans by War

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Polk County, Florida Veterans by Age

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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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