Polk County Information

Polk in Florida occupies 2,010 square miles and has a 2006 population of 561,606, a change from a 2000 population of 483,924 and 405,382 in 1990. 13.2% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 12.3% percent is 25-35, and 13% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 2,482 acts of violent crime reported in Polk in 2004, a change from 2,916 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 9,364 people: 3.5% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 4.1%.

Read more about Polk, Florida in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyPolk 
StateFlorida 
Land Area2,010 sq. milesRanked 313 of 3,140
Population 2006561,606Ranked 107 of 3,140
Population 2005541,910 
Population 2000483,924Ranked 119 of 3,140
Population 1990405,382Ranked 122 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion82.9% 
African American14.2% 
Asian American1.3% 
Native American.5% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 56.9% 
Population 5 to 1413.4% 
Population 15 to 2413.2% 
Population 25 to 3412.3% 
Population 35 to 4413% 
Population 45 to 5412.8% 
Population 55 to 6410.8% 
Population 65 to 749% 
Population 75 and up8.5% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes2,4822,916
Murders / Manslaughters15 
Forcible Rapes137 
Robberies511 
Aggravated Assaults1,819 
Total Property Crimes21,07325,224
Burglaries5,442 
Larceny Thefts13,917 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,714 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population269,119231,280
Unemployed Population9,3649,529
Unemployment Rate3.5%4.1%

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