Polk City, Florida

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Population in 2017: 2,141 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.2%
 
Males: 1,003  (46.9%)
Females: 1,138  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 33868.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,157 (it was $32,083 in 2000)
Polk City:

$43,157
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,257 (it was $14,108 in 2000)

Polk City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,789 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Polk City:

$119,789
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,120; detached houses: $199,281; townhouses or other attached units: $131,962; in 2-unit structures: $134,747; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,167; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,369; mobile homes: $57,998; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $23,195

Median gross rent in 2017: $893.

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk City: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.6%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.0% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Polk City, FL (2010)
    • 1,32384.7%White alone
    • 18912.1%Hispanic
    • 241.5%Two or more races
    • 140.9%Black alone
    • 90.6%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Polk City, Florida as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Polk City is 70 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (18.9%), Irish (15.8%), German (11.9%), Italian (5.0%), English (3.4%), Guyanese (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 173 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 2,777 people per square mile   (average).

Polk City, Florida map

67 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

2.9%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $922 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $734 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 28.18 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Polk City, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polk City, FL in 2017

Property values in Polk City, FL

Polk City satellite photo by USGS

Polk City tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2015: 28 buildings, average cost: $234,900
  • 2016: 58 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2017: 106 buildings, average cost: $205,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk City, FL residents
Average permit cost in Polk City, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Florida:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +195 (+14.8%).
Most common industries in Polk City, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (26.5%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Truck transportation (8.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, leather goods stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Polk City, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Cashiers (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.3%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.3%)

Average climate in Polk City, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Polk City, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.3. This is about average.

City:

63.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.898. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.898
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.26
U.S.:

8.46

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 Polk 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 Polk 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 (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 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)

Public elementary/middle school in Polk City:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Polk City:

Marital status in Polk City, FL
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Polk City:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polk City
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, FL (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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:
Here:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Polk City:

47.7%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.0%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Polk City:

20.7%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Polk City:

34.1%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

55.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Polk City, FL Residents
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
Streets and Highways 5$10,888$26,1312$3,476
Other Government Administration 3$12,274$49,0960$0
Financial Administration 2$5,249$31,4940$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,113$25,3562$2,731
Water Supply 1$1,883$22,5961$2,207
Local Libraries 1$2,484$29,8080$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 13$34,891$32,2075$8,414

Polk City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $930,000 ($434.38)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $558,000 ($260.63)
    Water Utilities: $449,000 ($209.72)
    General - Other: $221,000 ($103.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000 ($87.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $187,000 ($87.34)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($79.87)
    Regular Highways: $160,000 ($74.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $146,000 ($68.19)
    Central Staff Services: $101,000 ($47.17)
    Libraries: $101,000 ($47.17)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $381,000 ($177.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($23.35)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($10.74)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($4.20)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($2.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $510,000 ($238.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($34.56)

Polk City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $771,000 ($360.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($118.64)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($8.41)
    Other: $5,000 ($2.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $28,000 ($13.08)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($2.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($11.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $91,000 ($42.50)
    General Revenue - Other: $84,000 ($39.23)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($1.40)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.47)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.47)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $969,000 ($452.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $136,000 ($63.52)
    Highways: $21,000 ($9.81)
  • Tax - Property: $573,000 ($267.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $247,000 ($115.37)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $125,000 ($58.38)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $106,000 ($49.51)
    Other License: $38,000 ($17.75)

Polk City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,672,000 ($6852.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,690,000 ($4992.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,367,000 ($4842.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,385,000 ($2982.25)

Polk City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,393,000 ($1117.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $377,000 ($176.09)

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.82% ($41,918 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.81% ($35,724)
from Osceola County, FL  0.78% ($34,937)


6.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.73% ($38,634 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.64% ($39,765)
to Osceola County, FL  0.54% ($31,835)
Businesses in Polk City, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Domino's Pizza1
Arby's1FedEx1
Circle K1UPS1

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 count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents29
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents53
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Florida average
  • Fatal accident count35558
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents55407
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons10732
  • Fatalities39018
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents94391
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents7260
See more detailed statistics of Polk City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 85ft / 26.4mTotal length
  • $198,000Total costs
  • 232,098Total average daily traffic
  • 29,912Total average daily truck traffic
  • 71,319Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Polk City, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21960-1969
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Polk City, FL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 48. The highest number of fires - 112 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Polk City, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.4%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Polk City, FL
    • 45555.4%Outside Fires
    • 21426.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 15118.4%Structure Fires
    • 20.2%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Polk City, FL
  • 97.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Polk City, FL
  • 95.5%Electricity
  • 4.5%Utility gas


Polk City compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 22 pilots and 23 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Addric E. Bassham (6)
  • David Stanley (1)
  • Jason W. Rice (1)
  • Richard D. Pinsonneault (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2020.