Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Polk County

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Population

  • Population (2010 Census): 602,095
  • Percent of persons under 18 years: 23.2%
  • Percent of persons over 65 years: 18.3%
  • Percent of population living in poverty: 16.4%

Education

  • Adults 25+ High School Degree or higher: 82.1%
  • Adults 25+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 18.0%

Employment

  • Unemployment rate (annual): 11.6%
  • Size of labor force (annual): 274,561

Income

  • Median household income: $44,398
  • Per capita income: $21,952

Distribution of Race

  • White: 80.4%
  • Black: 15.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Persons reporting two or more races: 1.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 18.1%
  • White not Hispanic: 64.1%

Statistics on this website are taken directly from the 2010 Census and 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics websites.


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