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Population in 2012: 17,665 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 

Males: 8,302  (47.0%)
Females: 9,363  (53.0%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33830.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,381 (it was $38,568 in 2000)
Bartow:

$42,381
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,269

Bartow city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,290 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Bartow:

$90,290
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $175,925; Detached houses: $181,622; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,339; In 2-unit structures: $99,695; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,387; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,466; Mobile homes: $140,400

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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  • White alone - 10,820 (62.1%)
  • Black alone - 4,391 (25.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,939 (11.1%)
  • Two or more races - 147 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 119 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bartow: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (11.0%), Irish (9.8%), German (8.4%), United States (6.7%), Scottish (2.5%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 116 feet

Land area: 11.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,574 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bartow:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bartow city:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1,148 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:  6.6%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 82 registered sex offenders living in Bartow, Florida as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bartow to the number of sex offenders is 215 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,139 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $687 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (12.6 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (38.6 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (830.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Homeland, FL (2.3 miles ), Highland City, FL (2.3 miles ), Alturas, FL (2.8 miles ), Eagle Lake, FL (2.8 miles ), Wahneta, FL (2.8 miles ), Mulberry, FL (2.9 miles ), Lakeland Highlands, FL (2.9 miles ), Jan Phyl Village, FL (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2004: 96 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2006: 173 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $332,100
  • 2008: 47 buildings, average cost: $230,400
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $159,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 27.89 N, Longitude: 81.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,692 (+38.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,575 (37.0%)

Area code: 863

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Crime rates in Bartow by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000111100311
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.06.36.26.06.00.00.017.65.75.6
Rapes 111710151071451086106
per 100,000 65.6108.062.395.362.843.384.630.159.746.935.157.033.8
Robberies 38452731202547373937342121
per 100,000 226.6286.0168.3197.0125.6154.5283.9223.0232.7216.8199.2119.8118.4
Assaults 143129128771057914111711195698888
per 100,000 852.6819.7798.0489.3659.5488.2851.8705.1662.2556.6404.2501.9496.1
Burglaries 284237260371212238299266308305247270228
per 100,000 1693.21506.01620.82357.41331.71470.91806.31603.01837.51786.91446.81539.91285.2
Thefts 9458477881,067678847688788967813767741740
per 100,000 5634.15382.24912.46779.84258.85234.54156.34748.75769.04763.04492.74226.14171.4
Auto thefts 101112111102587274485131361926
per 100,000 602.2711.7692.0648.1364.3445.0447.0289.3304.3181.6210.9108.4146.6
Arson 3602120041113
per 100,000 17.938.10.012.76.312.40.00.023.95.95.95.716.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 667.6697.7611.1704.9513.3526.7648.7556.5619.4531.7490.4468.0431.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bartow detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 63 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Florida average:

2.45

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Bartow, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -261 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Bartow-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 145% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.0 miles away from the Bartow city center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 2/8/1986, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ossian Sweet - Physician, James Stewart, Jr. - Motocross rider and race car driver, Spessard Holland - Florida Governor, Adam Putnam - Politician, Desmond Clark - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Apr 20, 1977), Johnny Burnett (baseball) - College baseball player, Ken Riley - College football player, Keydrick Vincent - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Apr 13, 1978), Marcus Floyd - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Oct 12, 1978), Ray Lewis - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: May 15, 1975).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bartow:

  • BARTOW DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1190 E CHURCH ST)
  • BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2200 OSPREY BLVD)
  • GREEN TREE COURT CLUSTER (Hospital, 2160 GREEN TREE COURT)
  • POLK GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2010 E GEORGIA ST)
  • BARTOW CENTER (Nursing Home, 2055 E GEORGIA ST)
  • ROHR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, 2120 MARSHALL EDWARDS DR)

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Airports and heliports located in Bartow:


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Amtrak stations near Bartow:

  • 10 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 13 miles: LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bartow:

  • Southeastern University (about 11 miles; Lakeland, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,516)
  • Polk State College (about 13 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 3,262)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 32 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 37 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 27,329)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 38 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
  • The University of Tampa (about 39 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 5,429)
  • Saint Leo University (about 40 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 8,783)

Private high school in Bartow:

  • WORD OF LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 1555 W MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Bartow:

  • FIRST METHODIST SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 455 S BROADWAY AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Bartow, School District: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Bartow:

  • POLK COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE (Operating income: $10,210,344; Location: 2150 S. BROADWAY AVE.; 782,855 books; 2,735 e-books; 47,123 audio materials; 42,957 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 989 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bartow Memorial Hospital changed owners in 2005 and is now Bartow Regional Medical Center www.bartowregional.com

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Notable locations in Bartow: BallenIsles Country Club (A), Dearborn Railroad Station (B), Bartow Fire Department (C), Child Enrichment Center (D), Polk County Emergency Medical Services Station 1 - 8 Bartow (E), Bartow Police Department (F), Polk County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Division (G), Polk County Criminal Court (H), Bradley Community Center (I), Bartow Public Library (J), Justice Steven H Grimes Law Library (K), Polk County Historical and Genealogical Library (L), City of Bartow Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bartow: First Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Wildwood Cemetery (1), Palm Cemetery (2), Oak Hill Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Hack Lake (A), Lake Ruth (B), Phyllis Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Saddle Creek (A), Bear Branch (B), McKinney Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Polk Arts Alliance (Art Museums; 690 Davidson St E).

Hotel: Budget Inn Of Bartow (1480 Main St E).

 
Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.5. This is better than average.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.268. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.268
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.524. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.524
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 5.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.41
U.S.:

11.08
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.31. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.31
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bartow and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL (Population served: 15630, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
I-75 RESTSTOP & RECREAT. AREA (Population served: 999, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOMELAND HERITAGE PARK (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IMC PEACE RIVER PARK/8 INCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GMHT, INC. (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
POLK CNTY FIRE STA.-PROVIDENCE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HAMPTON'S MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bartow that have no violations reported:

  • BARTOW, CITY OF (Population served: 21168, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAST (Population served: 4830, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BABSON PARK (Population served: 1565, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PRESCO OF HOMELAND (Population served: 1319, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BRADLEY JUNCTION, TOWN OF (Population served: 1142, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY CLASS (Population served: 234, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IMC PEACE RIVER PARK/6 " WELL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE ROSALIE PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE ARBUCKLE LANDING (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FROSTPROOF MAINT. BARN (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.1%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bartow, FL

People in group quarters in Bartow in 2010:

  • 772 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 78 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 67 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Bartow in 2000:

  • 1,048 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 85 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 81 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 68 people in halfway houses
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Bartow compared to Florida state average:

Bartow, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Bartow (2011 data):

  • Community Southern Bank: Bartow Branch at 101 West Main Street, branch established on 2008/04/14. Info updated 2008/09/23: Bank assets: $199.1 mil, Deposits: $147.0 mil, headquarters in Lakeland, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Bartow Branch at 255 West Main Street, branch established on 1980/09/08. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association: Bartow Branch at 1375 North Broadway, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,082.6 mil, Deposits: $1,779.8 mil, headquarters in Winter Haven, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 65 total offices, Holding Company: Centerstate Banks, Inc.
  • Urban Trust Bank: Bartow Branch at 1050 East Van Fleet Drive, branch established on 2009/06/29. Info updated 2011/12/08: Bank assets: $597.3 mil, Deposits: $489.5 mil, headquarters in Lake Mary, FL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Citizens Bank and Trust: Bartow Office Branch at 1450 N. Broadway Avenue, branch established on 2008/01/28. Info updated 2007/08/06: Bank assets: $429.4 mil, Deposits: $378.5 mil, headquarters in Frostproof, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Banking Corporation
  • Bank of Central Florida: Bartow Branch at 515 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 2008/07/28. Info updated 2011/09/15: Bank assets: $258.7 mil, Deposits: $218.4 mil, headquarters in Lakeland, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bartow Branch at 205 South Broadway, branch established on 1933/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bartow Branch at 600 North Broadway Avenue, branch established on 1954/01/05. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Bartow Branch at 475 East Van Fleet Drive, branch established on 2008/02/21. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bartow, Florida:

  • Tropical Motel, 1480 E Main St, Bartow, FL 33830
  • El Jon Motel, 1460 E Main St, Bartow, FL 33830
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1565 N Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 , Phone: (863) 533-8070, Fax: (863) 519-5035
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bartow, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bartow travel time to work - commute


Bartow mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Bartow:

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Religion statistics for Bartow city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.86%
Here41.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents33.5%18.6%9.3%6.8%3.8%
Congregations25.3%2.3%7.0%9.1%6.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.2%2.2%18.1%
Congregations3.0%1.1%2.6%0.6%42.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
Polk County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$36,261$39,5571$1,149
Other Government Administration 16$64,024$48,0185$5,535
Judicial and Legal 1$6,912$82,9440$0
Police Protection - Officers 43$174,840$48,7930$0
Police - Other 24$57,041$28,5210$0
Firefighters 21$94,104$53,7740$0
Fire - Other 1$2,801$33,6120$0
Streets and Highways 29$89,140$36,8860$0
Solid Waste Management 14$44,971$38,5470$0
Sewerage 9$39,108$52,1440$0
Parks and Recreation 30$92,319$36,9284$2,803
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$8,019$48,1140$0
Water Supply 13$39,108$36,1000$0
Electric Power 35$170,781$58,5530$0
Local Libraries 14$41,643$35,6945$4,844
Other and Unallocable 33$92,069$33,4800$0
Totals for Government 296$1,053,141$42,69515$14,331

Bartow government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,003,000 ($113.39)
    General Public Buildings: $1,826,000 ($103.37)
    Sewerage: $709,000 ($40.14)
    Water Utilities: $625,000 ($35.38)
    Regular Highways: $200,000 ($11.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000 ($9.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $7,000 ($0.40)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $26,503,000 ($1500.31)
    Police Protection: $4,924,000 ($278.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,895,000 ($220.49)
    Sewerage: $3,329,000 ($188.45)
    Regular Highways: $2,962,000 ($167.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,404,000 ($136.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,228,000 ($126.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,119,000 ($119.95)
    Central Staff Services: $1,899,000 ($107.50)
    General Public Buildings: $1,248,000 ($70.65)
    Libraries: $934,000 ($52.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $434,000 ($24.57)
    Financial Administration: $333,000 ($18.85)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $267,000 ($15.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $118,000 ($6.68)
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,000 ($0.91)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($4.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $545,000 ($30.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $813,000 ($46.02)
    Police Protection: $131,000 ($7.42)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($4.70)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($3.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($1.19)
    Electric Utilities: $12,000 ($0.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,868,000 ($728.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,184,000 ($67.03)

Bartow government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,600,000 ($203.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,744,000 ($155.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,353,000 ($76.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $186,000 ($10.53)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($5.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $276,000 ($15.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $564,000 ($31.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,571,000 ($88.93)
    Interest Earnings: $996,000 ($56.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $359,000 ($20.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $359,000 ($20.32)
    Sale of Property: $320,000 ($18.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $111,000 ($6.28)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $34,366,000 ($1945.43)
    Water Utilities: $3,857,000 ($218.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $705,000 ($39.91)
    General Local Government Support: $704,000 ($39.85)
  • Tax - Property: $2,849,000 ($161.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,423,000 ($137.16)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,030,000 ($58.31)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $977,000 ($55.31)
    Motor Vehicle License: $423,000 ($23.95)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $22,000 ($1.25)

Bartow government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,887,000 ($2257.97)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,612,000 ($2242.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,833,000 ($160.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,558,000 ($144.81)

Bartow government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,825,000 ($103.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,246,000 ($1146.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,325,000 ($75.01)

9.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.11%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.91% ($38,458 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.91% ($36,529)
from Osceola County, FL  0.63% ($33,243)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($203 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.72% ($40,979 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.55% ($38,890)
to Osceola County, FL  0.37% ($29,587)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bartow:

  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WBAR (1460 AM; 1 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: BARTOW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bartow:

  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W242AK (96.3 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bartow:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bartow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 79 meters (259ft)
Total costs: $144,000
Total average daily traffic: 147,350
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,657

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bartow, FL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bartow)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bartow, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bartow)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bartow)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$135,60715$91,10281$136,0279$38,16211$83,3427$58,616
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$116,9432$56,98513$117,3581$3,4501$75,9801$57,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$100,2037$67,60463$120,7479$34,0377$66,0114$36,695
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$137,6942$118,89524$135,3881$46,3502$82,7552$85,320
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$43,1701$83,9806$96,7470$02$52,7851$66,480

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0150.00 , 0151.00, 0152.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$235,4172$131,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$127,9980$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$58,790

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0150.00 , 0151.00, 0152.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 221
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 51
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Bartow


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bartow, FL

Most common first names in Bartow, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James21071.4 years
John16973.4 years
Mary16176.0 years
William15674.4 years
Robert14369.6 years
George9374.1 years
Willie9273.2 years
Charles8270.3 years
Thomas6770.8 years
Annie5679.9 years
Most common last names in Bartow, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11972.9 years
Williams10873.6 years
Johnson9772.8 years
Jones8770.0 years
Brown5877.2 years
Davis5771.9 years
Wilson4974.3 years
Stephens4776.3 years
White4373.5 years
Allen3676.7 years
Businesses in Bartow, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Office Depot1
Arby's1Payless1
AutoZone1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Publix Super Markets1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul4
Lane Furniture1UPS4
Lowe's1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Bartow, FL


Bartow on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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