Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL

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Population

178,419

3.57% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$43,872

5.46% growth

Poverty Rate

20.2%


Number of Employees

67,611

5.52% growth

Median Property Value

$112,000

12.4% growth

About

In 2017, Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL had a population of 178k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $43,872. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew from 172,262 to 178,419, a 3.57% increase and its median household income grew from $41,602 to $43,872, a 5.46% increase.

The population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is 56.1% White Alone, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.5% Black or African American Alone. 26.2% of the people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Polk State College (1,973 degrees awarded in 2016), Ridge Technical College (280 degrees), and Florida Polytechnic University (0 degrees).

The median property value in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is $112,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.6%. Most people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL employs 67.6k people. The largest industries in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Amusement & Recreation (6,536 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,844 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers ($92,350), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($91,143), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($82,184).

Median household income in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is $43,872. Males in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,438. The income inequality in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,872

2017 value

± $1,285

5.46%

1 Year Growth

± 3.59%

Households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $43,872, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,602 in 2016, which represents a 5.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$48,413

Average Male Salary

± $7,867

$38,438

Average Female Salary

± $5,125

In 2017, full-time male employees in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $47,214 ± $41,462

  2. White

    $39,268 ± $4,967

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $33,421 ± $26,794

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.437

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.724% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL with a value of $103,117, followed by Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,341 and $90,934.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL (35.4k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,464 ± 1,292

  2. Hispanic

    11,563 ± 940

  3. Black

    9,731 ± 905

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

67.6k

2017 Value

5.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 5.52%, from 64.1k employees to 67.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, are Retail salespersons (2,316 people), Cashiers (2,131 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,008 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (2,316 people), Cashiers (2,131 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,008 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers (11.6 times higher than expected), Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other (10 times), and Actors (4.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($169,229), Insurance sales agents ($159,117), and Computer & information systems managers ($151,353).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67.6k

2017 Value

5.52%

1 Year growth

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 5.52%, from 64.1k employees to 67.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, are Amusement & Recreation (6,536 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,844 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Amusement & Recreation (6,536 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,844 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Amusement & Recreation (6.98 times higher than expected), Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (6.66 times), and Gift, novelty, & souvenir shops (5.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers ($92,350), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($91,143), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($82,184).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.1% of the population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.9%

Uninsured

32.2%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 17.9%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 178k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is composed of 100k White Alone residents (56.1%), 43.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.2%), 29.5k Black or African American Alone residents (16.5%), 2.59k Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 2.05k Asian Alone residents (1.15%), 623 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.349%), 362 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.203%), and 65 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0364%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Spanish (35,009 speakers), Haitian (4,123 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (651 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

11.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19.4k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,915 ± 1,697 people

  2. Haiti

    2,434 ± 1,203 people

  3. Cuba

    1,194 ± 846 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 4,915 Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 2,434 and Cuba with 1,194.

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Citizenship

92.9%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.9% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    100k ± 2.29k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43.2k ± 2.37k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    29.5k ± 1.99k

In 2017, there were 2.32 times more White Alone residents (100k people) in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.2k Hispanic or Latino and 29.5k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    35,009 speakers (20.9%)

  2. Haitian

    4,123 speakers (2.46%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    651 speakers (0.389%)

26.2% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 20.9% of the overall population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are native Spanish speakers. 2.46% speak Haitian and 0.389% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Education

In 2016, universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL awarded 2,253 degrees. The student population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is skewed towards women, with 5,664 male students and 7,657 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are White (1,335 and 59.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (398 and 17.9%), Black or African American (304 and 13.6%), and Unknown (76 and 3.41%).

The largest universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Polk State College (1,973 and 87.6%), Ridge Technical College (280 and 12.4%), and Florida Polytechnic University (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,055 and 46.8%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (211 and 9.37%), and Registered Nursing (185 and 8.21%).

The median tuition costs in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,818 and $6,543 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 133 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 1,055 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Registered Nursing with 133 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,973 degrees awarded

  2. 280 degrees awarded

  3. 0 degrees awarded

$2,818

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Polk State College with 1,973 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

855

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,398

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 855 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, which is 0.612 times less than the 1,398 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,335 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    398 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    304 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL were to White students. These 1,335 degrees mean that there were 3.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 398 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was $112,000 in 2017, which is 0.515 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,600 to $112,000, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,872

Median Household Income

± $1,285

62k

Number of Households

± 1,669

In 2017, the median household income of the 62k households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew to $43,872 from the previous year's value of $41,602.

The following chart displays the households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$112,000

2017 Median

± $3,735

$99,600

2016 Median

± $3,754

In 2017, the median property value in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew to to $112,000 from the previous year's value of $99,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.6% of the housing units in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Polk County (Northeast) 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 (Northeast) PUMA, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Drove Alone (82.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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