Polk County, Florida

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Polk County
Polk County courthouse in Bartow
Polk County courthouse in Bartow
Flag of Polk County
Official seal of Polk County
Official logo of Polk County
Map of Florida highlighting Polk County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 27°58′N 81°42′W / 27.96°N 81.7°W / 27.96; -81.7
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedFebruary 8, 1861
Named forJames K. Polk
Largest cityLakeland
 • Total2,011 sq mi (5,210 km2)
 • Land1,798 sq mi (4,660 km2)
 • Water213 sq mi (550 km2)  10.6%
 • Total725,046
 • Density403/sq mi (156/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code863

Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2020, 725,046 people lived there.[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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Polk County, Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. https://www.census.gov/geo/www/cenpop/statecenters.txt