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Davenport is a city in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Col. William Davenport, while another says it was named for a railroad conductor
The latitude of Davenport is 28.161N. The longitude is -81.601W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,986.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Davenport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lakeland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33837 ZIP code.
14% of Davenport residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Davenport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Davenport was $15,544, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Davenport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Davenport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $565. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Davenport political report.
The average commute time for Davenport workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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