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Polk County
  • County in Florida

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade A
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Polk County is located in Florida with a population of 713,148. In Polk County, most residents own their homes. In Polk County there are a lot of parks. Many families and retirees live in Polk County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Polk County are above average.

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Population
713,148

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$1,163
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    189.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    53.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    66.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    471.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,526.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

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