Polk County, FL has a population of 666,149 people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $46,355. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Polk County, FL grew from 650,092 to 666,149, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $44,061 to $46,355, a 5.21% increase.
The population of Polk County, FL is 60.4% White, 21.1% Hispanic, and 14.6% Black. 21.1% of the people in Polk County, FL speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Polk County, FL are Polk State College, with 2,198 graduates, Florida Southern College, with 690 graduates, and Southeastern University, with 622 graduates.
The median property value in Polk County, FL is $135,300, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Polk County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County, FL is 2 cars per household.
Polk County, FL is the 9th most populated county in Florida and borders Hardee County, FL; Highlands County, FL; Hillsborough County, FL; Lake County, FL; Manatee County, FL; Okeechobee County, FL; Orange County, FL; Osceola County, FL; Pasco County, FL; Sumter County, FL& 5 more.