Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL

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2022 Population
104,449
44.9% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
4.96% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
16.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,103
2.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,300
9.89% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
46,394
41.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL had a population of 104k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $55,103. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL declined from 189,711 to 104,449, a −44.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,566 to $55,103, a 2.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.34%), Other (Hispanic) (5.88%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.02%).

18.6% of the households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are Southeastern University (1,639 degrees awarded in 2022), Florida Southern College (857 degrees), and Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland (138 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was $183,300, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 104k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.43% of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (9.85k people).

In 2022, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are Spanish (14,826 households), Haitian (837 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (232 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
56,206
Women
51.1%
53,836
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 110,042 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.1k ± 2.1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.3k ± 2k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.71k ± 1.38k
18.7%
Hispanic Population
19.5k people

In 2022, there were 2.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.71k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.7% of the people in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are hispanic (19.5k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,649 ± 989 people
  2. Mexico
    1,562 ± 963 people
  3. Jamaica
    1,025 ± 782 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 1,649 Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Mexico with 1,562 and Jamaica with 1,025.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.43%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.85k people
9.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.3k people

As of 2022, 9.43% of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL residents (9.85k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was 9.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    14,826 households (15%)
  2. Haitian
    837 households (0.849%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    232 households (0.235%)

18.6% of the households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 15% of the households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,095 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,366 ± 384
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    749 ± 202

Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are Restaurants & Food Services (3,612 people), Construction (3,348 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,510 people), and the highest paying industries are Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing ($157,143), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($98,158), and Waste management & remediation services ($97,106).

Males in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,358. The income inequality in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.414, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
37,605
Women
47.6%
41,321
Men
52.4%

The workforce of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL in 2020 was 78,926 people, with 47.6% woman, and 52.4% men.

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Occupations

46.4k
2022 Value
−41.1%
1 Year decline
± −41.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL declined at a rate of −41.1%, from 78.8k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, are Customer service representatives (1,665 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,454 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,435 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.4k
2022 Value
−41.1%
1 Year decline
± −41.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL declined at a rate of −41.1%, from 78.8k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,612 people), Construction (3,348 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,510 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,886
Median earning men ± $2,796
$32,671
Median earning women ± $1,697

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,888), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,526), and Public Administration ($59,707).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,118), Information ($48,676), and Public Administration ($42,340).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL awarded 2,634 degrees. The student population of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,269 male students and 8,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are White (1,653 and 64.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (474 and 18.6%), Black or African American (288 and 11.3%), and Asian (60 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Southeastern University (1,639 and 62.2%), Florida Southern College (857 and 32.5%), and Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Lakeland (138 and 5.24%).

The most popular majors in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL are Divinity & Ministry (425 and 16.1%), General Business Administration & Management (271 and 10.3%), and Organizational Leadership (158 and 6%).

The median tuition cost in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL for private four year colleges is $34,274.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 57.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,559 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,559 students enrolled in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,815 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 174 degrees awarded
  2. 134 degrees awarded
  3. 213 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was General Business Administration & Management with 174 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,639 degrees awarded
  2. 857 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeastern University with 1,639 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 929 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, which is 0.545 times less than the 1,705 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,653 degrees mean that there were 3.49 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 474 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,274) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,425) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.95% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.2k), Some college (20.7k), and Secondary Education (11.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was $183,300 in 2022, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $183,300, a 9.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL is $55,103. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

Property

$183,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,919
$21,961
Median Property Taxes
±$1,168

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was Broward County (West) Weston, Sunrise (S), Davie (W) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $132,692, followed by St. Johns County (Northwest) PUMA, FL and Broward County (NNW)--Coral Springs (North), Parkland, & Coconut Creek (North) Cities PUMA, FL, with respective values of $130,719 and $119,820.

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Household Income

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$55,103
Median Household Income
± $2,241
39.4k
Number of Households
± 1,584

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.4k households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL grew to $55,103 from the previous year's value of $53,566.

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Wage Distribution

0.414
2022 Wage GINI in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL
0.415
2021 Wage GINI in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL

In 2022, the income inequality in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was 0.414 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.171% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.74%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (7.74%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.8% of the workforce in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL (17.5k out of 98.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.2%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
20.5%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Polk County (Northwest) PUMA, FL grew by 1.02% from 13.1% to 13.2%.

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