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Polk City is a town in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.

The community was named after the county, which was named after President James Polk

The latitude of Polk City is 28.182N. The longitude is -81.824W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,509.


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Median household income
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$32,083
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Polk City demographic reports
Polk City is on Lake Agnes
Founded in 1922 by Isaac Van Horn
Nearby parks & recreation: General James A. Van Fleet State Trail, Lake Agnes
Historic sites and museums: Fantasy of Flight

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9% of Polk City residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polk City was $14,108, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Polk City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Polk City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.


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

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The average commute time for Polk City workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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