Polk County, Florida

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Polk County, Florida
Bartow crths new01.jpg
Polk County courthouse in Bartow
Seal of Polk County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Polk County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded February 8, 1861
Named for James K. Polk
Seat Bartow
Largest city Lakeland
Area
 • Total 2,011 sq mi (5,208 km2)
 • Land 1,798 sq mi (4,657 km2)
 • Water 213 sq mi (552 km2), 10.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 666,149
 • Density 370/sq mi (143/km2)
Area code(s) 863
Congressional districts 9th, 15th, 17th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.polk-county.net

Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 483,924 people lived there. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 561,606.[1] The county seat is Bartow, Florida[2]. Its largest city is Lakeland. The center of population of Florida is in the town of Lake Wales.[3]

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  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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