Polk City, Florida

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Population in 2013: 1,603 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 825  (51.5%)
Females: 778  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 33868.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,961 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
Polk City:

$38,961
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,568 (it was $14,108 in 2000)

Polk City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,638 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Polk City:

$105,638
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $133,684; Detached houses: $162,152; Townhouses or other attached units: $107,147; In 2-unit structures: $98,007; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $53,995; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,747; Mobile homes: $47,836; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,944

Median gross rent in 2013: $780.

  • Races in Polk City, FL (2013)

    Polk City races chart
    • 1,70983.6%White alone
    • 1808.8%Hispanic
    • 773.8%Black alone
    • 251.2%American Indian alone
    • 170.8%Two or more races
    • 140.7%Asian alone

Races in Polk City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Polk City: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (15.5%), Irish (12.8%), German (11.4%), English (9.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 173 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 2,079 people per square mile   (low).

Polk City,FL real estate house value index trend

Polk City, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Polk City:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Polk City town:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

108 residents are foreign born (4.3% Europe).

This town:

5.3%
Florida:

19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Polk City, Florida as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Polk City to the number of sex offenders is 43 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,216 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $824 (0.8%)

Polk City satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (41.6 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (827.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Auburndale, FL (2.8 miles ), Fussels Corner, FL (2.9 miles ), Lake Alfred, FL (2.9 miles ), Combee Settlement, FL (3.1 miles ), Gibsonia, FL (3.2 miles ), Inwood, FL (3.2 miles ), Jan Phyl Village, FL (3.4 miles ), Winter Haven, FL (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $78,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $325,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 28.18 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Area code: 863

Polk City household income distribution Polk City home values distribution

Property values in Polk City, FL

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+14.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Polk City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Polk City, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Polk City-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Polk City town center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category F3 tornado 21.7 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polk City-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 341.5 miles away from Polk City center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 385.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 313.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 395.6 miles away from Polk City center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 351.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 8, Fires: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polk City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Polk City:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE OF MID F (Hospital, about 8 miles away; AUBURNDALE, FL)
  • LAKE ALFRED RESTORIUM (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKE ALFRED, FL)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF LAKELAND (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • AUBURNDALE OAKS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; AUBURNDALE, FL)
  • MANOR AT CARPENTERS, THE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • WEDGEWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF LAKE PARKER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)

Airports located in Polk City:

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Amtrak stations near Polk City:

  • 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.
  • 14 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polk City:

  • Southeastern University (about 12 miles; Lakeland, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • Polk State College (about 13 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 7,935)
  • Florida Southern College (about 13 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Saint Leo University (about 29 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 14,572)
  • Everest University-South Orlando (about 31 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 33,859)
  • Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando (about 31 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 4,338)
  • Valencia College (about 33 miles; Orlando, FL; FT enrollment: 30,467)
See full list of schools located in Polk City, School District: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • http://www.mypolkcity.org is the City Governments Official website

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Notable locations in Polk City: Polk City Community Center (A), Polk County Fire Department Station 22 Polk City (B), Polk County Emergency Medical Services Station 20 Polk City (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

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

  • GREEN POND BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Polk City, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Polk City compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Polk City (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Polk City Branch at 212 North Commonwealth Avenue, branch established on 1983/08/03. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Florida average:

12.2

Polk City travel time to work - commute Polk City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (98%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Polk City:

(Polk City, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Polk City town (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant148,424504
Catholic45,25113
Mainline Protestant31,34774
Black Protestant10,76146
Other8,63036
Orthodox3073
None357,375-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,249$31,4940$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,274$49,0960$0
Streets and Highways 5$10,888$26,1312$3,476
Water Supply 1$1,883$22,5961$2,207
Local Libraries 1$2,484$29,8080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,113$25,3562$2,731
Totals for Government 13$34,891$32,2075$8,414

Polk City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $375,000 ($233.94)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($113.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($74.86)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($42.42)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($27.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($14.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $79,000 ($49.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $382,000 ($238.30)

Polk City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $130,000 ($81.10)
    All Other: $66,000 ($41.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $19,000 ($11.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($14.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($4.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $152,000 ($94.82)
    Highways: $65,000 ($40.55)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $180,000 ($112.29)
    Property: $119,000 ($74.24)
    Total General Sales: $111,000 ($69.25)
    NEC: $19,000 ($11.85)

Polk City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $581,000 ($362.45)

7.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.03% ($27,691 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.70% ($28,675)
from Osceola County, FL  0.49% ($26,726)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.14% ($26,149 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.65% ($31,231)
to Osceola County, FL  0.53% ($27,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Polk City:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, 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.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WTLN (950 AM; 12 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: TM2, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polk City:

  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • 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.)
  • WLVF-FM (90.3 FM; HAINES CITY, FL; Owner: LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS 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)
  • WJRR (101.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHE (100.3 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKS-FM (104.1 FM; COCOA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOMX-FM (105.1 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHTQ (96.5 FM; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Polk City:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL 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)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WFTV (Channel 9; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WACX (Channel 55; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WKMG-TV (Channel 6; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS ORLANDO, INC.)
  • WKCF (Channel 18; CLERMONT, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLCB-TV (Channel 45; LEESBURG, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRBW (Channel 65; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGL-TV (Channel 52; COCOA, FL; Owner: GOOD LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCC (Channel 68; COCOA, FL; Owner: BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WOFL (Channel 35; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • Polk City, Florida
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents25
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:1
  • Fatalities18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Florida average
  • Fatal accident count176
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents270
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons58
  • Fatalities190
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents476
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents35
See more detailed statistics of Polk City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 22m72ftTotal length
  • $198,000Total costs
  • 19,925Total average daily traffic
  • 2,311Total average daily truck traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 83
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Polk City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polk City, FL
Most common first names in Polk City, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4971.0 years
Robert3971.6 years
John3871.4 years
William3673.4 years
Richard2464.4 years
Mary2475.4 years
George2074.6 years
Charles2066.9 years
Ruth1577.7 years
Helen1473.0 years
Most common last names in Polk City, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1867.1 years
Fussell1675.3 years
Roberts1475.8 years
Brown1470.3 years
Williams1367.5 years
Judy1284.3 years
Wilson1272.5 years
Miller1272.7 years
Johnson1072.0 years
Byrd779.0 years
Businesses in Polk City, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Domino's Pizza1
Arby's1FedEx1
Circle K1UPS1

Polk City on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Addric E. Bassham (6)
  • Richard D. Pinsonneault (1)
  • Jason W. Rice (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2015.