Polk County, Florida
|Polk County, Florida|
Polk County courthouse in Bartow
Location within Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 8, 1861|
|Named for||James K. Polk|
|• Total||2,011 sq mi (5,208 km2)|
|• Land||1,798 sq mi (4,657 km2)|
|• Water||213 sq mi (552 km2), 10.6%|
|• Density||370/sq mi (143/km2)|
|Congressional districts||9th, 15th, 17th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
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. The county seat is Bartow, Florida. Its largest city is Lakeland. The center of population of Florida is in the town of Lake Wales.
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