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Polk County is on the central area of Florida and is a great place for Florida First Time Home Buyers!

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Polk county is located close to the center of Florida. Polk county has 1,797.84 square miles of land area and 212.71 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Polk county population is 602,095, which has grown 24.42% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 17.64% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Polk county median household income is $43,606 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 21.01% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.87% and is lower than the national average rate of 26.32%. Polk county median house value is $120,200 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 44.30% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 61.90% and is lower than the national average rate of 51.67%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Polk county is worse than the state average in quality. The Polk county area codes are 321, 407, 863.

Population 602,095 (2010), rank #9
Population Growth 24.42% since 2000, rank #19
Population Density: 299.47/sq mi, rank #18
Median Household Income: $43,606 at 2008-2012—21.01% increase since 2000, rank #36
Median House Price: $120,200 at 2008-2012—44.30% increase since 2000, rank #44
Time Zone: Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area: 1,797.84 sq mi, rank #4
Water Area: 212.71 sq mi (10.58%), rank #16
State: Florida
Area: Lakeland, FL
School District:
Area Code: 321, 407, 863

House Value

Median Value of a Total of 157,436 Owner Occupied Houses in Polk County, #44
Polk County120,200 USD
Florida170,800 USD
U.S.181,400 USD


Median House Price Growth Since 2000, #50
Polk County44.30%
Florida61.90%
U.S.51.67%


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