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Bartow is a city in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Confederate Gen. Francis Bartow

The latitude of Bartow is 27.896N. The longitude is -81.843W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 121 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,574.


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Median household income
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$38,568
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bartow demographic reports
Bartow is near the Peace River
Established in 1851 on the site of a Seminole fort
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 123. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "My Girl"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tracy McGrady, basketball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Mary Holland Park
Historic sites and museums: Polk County Historical Museum

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9% of Bartow residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bartow ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bartow was $19,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Bartow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bartow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $747.


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Libraries in Bartow include Bartow Public Library, Polk County Historical & Genealogical Library, Polk County Law Library ... View libraries

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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bartow political report.

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The average commute time for Bartow workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bartow between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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