Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL

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2021 Population
217,149
5.51% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
39.7
2.22% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
15%
4.21% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$54,328
8.51% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$180,200
13.5% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
91,230
7.61% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL had a population of 217k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $54,328. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew from 205,801 to 217,149, a 5.51% increase and its median household income grew from $50,069 to $54,328, a 8.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.8%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Other (Hispanic) (8.49%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.07%).

30.9% of the households in Polk County (Northeast) 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.

93.6% of the residents in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Polk State College (2,762 degrees awarded in 2021), Florida Polytechnic University (274 degrees), and Ridge Technical College (244 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was $180,200, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is home to a population of 217k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 11.9% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (25.8k people).

In 2021, there were 3.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.6k 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 (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Spanish (48,878 households), Haitian (7,187 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (1,020 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
111,184
Women
51.2%
105,871
Men
48.8%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 217,055 inhabitants, with 48.8% men, and 51.2% women.

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Citizenship

93.6%
2021 Citizenship
93.6%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.6% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 3k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.4k ± 2.46k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    30.6k ± 2.49k
29.5%
Hispanic Population
64.1k people

In 2021, there were 3.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.5% of the people in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are hispanic (64.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,635 ± 1,654 people
  2. Haiti
    4,507 ± 1,631 people
  3. Colombia
    1,421 ± 922 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Mexico, the natal country of 4,635 Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 4,507 and Colombia with 1,421.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.8k people
11.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
24.5k people

As of 2021, 11.9% of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL residents (25.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 11.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    48,878 households (24%)
  2. Haitian
    7,187 households (3.53%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,020 households (0.501%)

30.9% of the households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. 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 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Spanish. 24% of the households in Polk County (Northeast) 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
    4,550 ± 469
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,069 ± 415
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,658 ± 334

Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL employs 91.2k people. The largest industries in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Amusement & Recreation (9,512 people), Restaurants & Food Services (7,034 people), and Construction (6,275 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($223,043), Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($115,919), and Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($114,762).

Males in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,433. The income inequality in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
41,386
Women
48.8%
43,389
Men
51.2%

The workforce of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL in 2020 was 84,775 people, with 48.8% woman, and 51.2% men.

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Occupations

91.2k
2021 Value
7.61%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 7.61%, from 84.8k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, are Cashiers (3,106 people), Customer service representatives (2,637 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,625 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

91.2k
2021 Value
7.61%
1 Year growth
± 7.61%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 7.61%, from 84.8k employees to 91.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, are Amusement & Recreation (9,512 people), Restaurants & Food Services (7,034 people), and Construction (6,275 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,733
Median earning men ± $1,788
$27,876
Median earning women ± $1,320

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,991), Public Administration ($51,150), and Manufacturing ($47,140).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,441), Wholesale Trade ($44,496), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,027).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Florida. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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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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In 2021, universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL awarded 3,280 degrees. The student population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 9,144 male students and 12,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are White (1,719 and 53.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (792 and 24.5%), Black or African American (458 and 14.2%), and Two or More Races (107 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL by number of degrees awarded are Polk State College (2,762 and 84.2%), Florida Polytechnic University (274 and 8.35%), and Ridge Technical College (244 and 7.44%).

The most popular majors in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,333 and 40.6%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (252 and 7.68%), and Registered Nursing (248 and 7.56%).

The median tuition cost in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,818 for in-state students and $6,543 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2021 in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 21,884 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 21,884 students enrolled in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,448 records, of which 55.1% were women and 44.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 157 degree-majors awarded
  2. 39 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,333 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Registered Nursing with 157 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,762 degrees awarded
  2. 274 degrees awarded
  3. 244 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Polk State College with 2,762 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 1,278 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, which is 0.638 times less than the 2,002 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,719 degrees mean that there were 2.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 792 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, less-than 2-year ($3,888) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,336) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 1.38% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.51% 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 (Northeast) PUMA, FL in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (60.6k), Some college (39.7k), and Secondary Education (24.9k).

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The median property value in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was $180,200 in 2021, which is 0.736 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $158,700 to $180,200, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL is $54,328. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $119,189, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $110,497 and $105,882.

Property

$180,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,550
$52,361
Median Property Taxes
±$1,891

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2021
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 69.1% of the housing units in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $119,189, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $110,497 and $105,882.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,328
Median Household Income
± $1,551
75.8k
Number of Households
± 2,426

In 2021, the median household income of the 75.8k households in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL grew to $54,328 from the previous year's value of $50,069.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
2021 Wage GINI in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL
0.424
2020 Wage GINI in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL

In 2021, the income inequality in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.84% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.14%)
  3. Carpooled (7.81%)

In 2021, 81.6% of workers in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.14%) and those who carpooled to work (7.81%).

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Polk County (Northeast) 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 (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.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL (32.1k out of 214k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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86.4% of the population of Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
37.9%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL declined by 1.18% from 13.8% to 13.6%.

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