Polk County (South) PUMA, FL

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Population

149,015

2.34% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$42,917

4.83% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

52,182

4.24% growth

Median Property Value

$117,300

9.93% growth

About

In 2017, Polk County (South) PUMA, FL had a population of 149k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $42,917. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL grew from 145,607 to 149,015, a 2.34% increase and its median household income grew from $40,939 to $42,917, a 4.83% increase.

The population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is 54.8% White Alone, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.6% Black or African American Alone. 22.6% of the people in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 93.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are Warner University (319 degrees awarded in 2016) and Webber International University (148 degrees).

The median property value in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is $117,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL employs 52.2k people. The largest industries in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are Elementary & secondary schools (3,581 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,440 people), and Construction (3,363 people), and the highest paying industries are Other health care services ($80,439), Nondepository credit & related activities ($73,952), and Computer Systems Design ($72,447).

Median household income in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is $42,917. Males in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,295. The income inequality in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.381, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,917

2017 value

± $1,359

4.83%

1 Year Growth

± 4.03%

Households in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $42,917, 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 $40,939 in 2016, which represents a 4.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$41,259

Average Male Salary

± $5,305

$34,295

Average Female Salary

± $4,230

In 2017, full-time male employees in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL made 1.2 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $34,852 ± $3,766

  2. Asian

    $29,390 ± $15,817

  3. Black

    $26,145 ± $4,523

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.381

2017 Wage GINI

0.4

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was 0.381 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 4.69% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL (26k out of 144k 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 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    16,466 ± 1,013

  2. Hispanic

    7,710 ± 776

  3. Black

    6,793 ± 801

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Polk County (South) 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

52.2k

2017 Value

4.24%

1 Year growth

± 4.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.24%, from 50.1k employees to 52.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, are Retail salespersons (1,719 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,530 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,528 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,719 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,530 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,528 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Polk County (South) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Graders & sorters, agricultural products (7.66 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous entertainment attendants & related workers (5.65 times), and Mining machine operators (5.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($134,761), Chief executives & legislators ($128,243), and Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers ($96,022).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.2k

2017 Value

4.24%

1 Year growth

± 4.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 4.24%, from 50.1k employees to 52.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,581 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,440 people), and Construction (3,363 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Polk County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,581 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,440 people), and Construction (3,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Polk County (South) PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing (8.76 times higher than expected), Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (8.49 times), and Agricultural chemical manufacturing (7.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Other health care services ($80,439), Nondepository credit & related activities ($73,952), and Computer Systems Design ($72,447).

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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

N/A% of the population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Polk County (South) 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 (South) 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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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 (South) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 149k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is composed of 81.6k White Alone residents (54.8%), 36.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.4%), 26.2k Black or African American Alone residents (17.6%), 2.56k Two or More Races residents (1.72%), 1.82k Asian Alone residents (1.22%), 234 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.157%), 178 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.119%), and 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0242%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are Spanish (27,085 speakers), Haitian (1,433 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (410 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Polk County (South) PUMA, FL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

10.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.9k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Polk County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, FL was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,643 ± 1,647 people

  2. Jamaica

    1,229 ± 857 people

  3. Haiti

    1,213 ± 852 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 4,643 Polk County (South) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Jamaica with 1,229 and Haiti with 1,213.

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Citizenship

93.9%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.9% of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.6k ± 2.09k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    36.3k ± 2.76k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    26.2k ± 1.63k

In 2017, there were 2.25 times more White Alone residents (81.6k people) in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.3k Hispanic or Latino and 26.2k 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 (South) PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    27,085 speakers (19.3%)

  2. Haitian

    1,433 speakers (1.02%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    410 speakers (0.292%)

22.6% of Polk County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 19.3% of the overall population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are native Spanish speakers. 1.02% speak Haitian and 0.292% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,512 ± 433

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,535 ± 321

  3. Korea

    1,245 ± 241

Polk County (South) PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL awarded 467 degrees. The student population of Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is skewed towards men, with 1,068 male students and 771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are White (210 and 50.6%), followed by Black or African American (128 and 30.8%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 14.5%), and Asian (6 and 1.45%).

The largest universities in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Warner University (319 and 68.3%) and Webber International University (148 and 31.7%).

The most popular majors in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (76 and 16.3%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (63 and 13.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (51 and 10.9%).

The median tuition costs in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL are $21,441 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 319 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$21,441

Median Private

In 2016, the Polk County (South) PUMA, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Warner University with 319 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

208

Degrees Awarded to Men

259

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 208 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL, which is 0.803 times less than the 259 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

    210 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL were to White students. These 210 degrees mean that there were 1.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 128 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL was $117,300 in 2017, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,700 to $117,300, a 9.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Polk County (South) 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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$42,917

Median Household Income

± $1,359

49.6k

Number of Households

± 1,625

In 2017, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL grew to $42,917 from the previous year's value of $40,939.

The following chart displays the households in Polk County (South) 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

$117,300

2017 Median

± $3,502

$106,700

2016 Median

± $3,140

In 2017, the median property value in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL grew to to $117,300 from the previous year's value of $106,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Polk County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Polk County (South) 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 (South) 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 (South) PUMA, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Polk County (South) PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.82%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.83%

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

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