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Polk County, FL
The county was named for President James Polk

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Polk County is one of 67 counties in Florida.

The county is in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 524,389. This was an increase of  8.36% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$36,036
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Polk County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Polk County was $25,777. This was an increase of 25.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 83% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bartow
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 2 in production of oranges; 6 in production of grapefruit
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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13% of Polk County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Polk County include Auburndale Cemetery, Auburndale Memorial Park, Bartow Cemetery, Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Corinth Cemetery, Davenport Cemetery, Eagle Lake Cemetery, Eden Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Polk County include Alturas, Auburndale, Babson Park, Bartow, Cypress Gardens, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Eaton Park, Eloise ... View communities

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Colleges in Polk County include Florida Southern College, Polk Community College, Southeastern University, Warner Southern College, Webber International University ... View colleges

School districts in Polk County include Polk County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Polk County include Auburndale Public Library, Bartow Public Library, Dr. C.C. Pearce Municipal Library, Dundee Public Library, Eagle Lake Public Library, Fort Meade Public Library, Haines City Public Library, Lake Alfred Public Library, Lake Wales Public Library, Lakeland Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Polk County include Lakeland Ledger, Winter Haven News Chief ... View newspapers

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk County political report.

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Hotels in Polk County include Amerisuites, Bahama Bay Resort, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Motel Lakeland Inn, Best Western Admiral's Inn, Best Western Diplomat Inn, Best Western Lake Hamilton, Best Western Maingate South, Comfort Inn & Suites, Contempo Florida Holidays ... More hotels

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