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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Polk County, Florida)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 88,158

Renter-occupied housing units : 20,757

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,628

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,841

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 14,742

Renter-occupied housing units : 16,131

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 41,730

Renter-occupied housing units : 26,444


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Polk County, Florida)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 10,426

Householder 35 to 44 years : 16,192

Householder 45 to 54 years : 20,731

Householder 55 to 59 years : 8,424

Householder 60 to 64 years : 9,327

Householder 65 to 74 years : 13,242

Householder 75 years and over : 4,974

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,692

Householder 35 to 44 years : 3,301

Householder 45 to 54 years : 6,649

Householder 55 to 59 years : 6,126

Householder 60 to 64 years : 8,311

Householder 65 to 74 years : 19,763

Householder 75 years and over : 21,100


(updated 2013)



Rent Asked
(Polk County, Florida)

Less than $100 : 0

$100 to $149 : 59

$150 to $199 : 42

$200 to $249 : 23

$250 to $299 : 0

$300 to $349 : 212

$350 to $399 : 286

$400 to $449 : 404

$450 to $499 : 729

$500 to $549 : 855

$550 to $599 : 435

$600 to $649 : 702

$650 to $699 : 730

$700 to $749 : 778

$750 to $799 : 999

$800 to $899 : 581

$900 to $999 : 839

$1,000 to $1,249 : 660

$1,250 to $1,499 : 76

$1,500 to $1,999 : 60

$2,000 or more : 187


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Polk County, Florida)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,542

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 4,006

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 7,228

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 8,375

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 7,495

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 5,612

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 4,322

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 6,017

50.0 percent or more : 17,509

Not computed : 6,067


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Polk County, Florida)

Built 2010 or later : $146,800

Built 2000 to 2009 : $138,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $103,600

Built 1980 to 1989 : $81,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $92,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $88,100

Built 1950 to 1959 : $82,400

Built 1940 to 1949 : $89,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $93,100


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Polk County, Florida: 70.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Florida: 65.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Polk County, Florida

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 2,959 2,959 $242,710,004
  Two Family 24 48 $2,017,408
  Three and Four Family 20 76 $2,737,625
  Five or More Family 57 788 $36,689,174
  Total

3,060 3,871 $284,154,211
2000        
  Single Family 3,519 3,519 $276,604,642
  Two Family 13 26 $1,276,728
  Three and Four Family 11 42 $1,226,000
  Five or More Family 93 1,158 $51,512,372
  Total

3,636 4,745 $330,619,742
2001        
  Single Family 3,839 3,839 $300,911,093
  Two Family 25 50 $2,340,894
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 38 632 $23,831,999
  Total

3,902 4,521 $327,083,986
2002        
  Single Family 4,403 4,403 $368,767,034
  Two Family 9 18 $1,171,100
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $383,000
  Five or More Family 28 528 $25,761,911
  Total

4,441 4,953 $396,083,045
2003        
  Single Family 6,255 6,255 $538,373,824
  Two Family 50 100 $4,660,841
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $214,792
  Five or More Family 28 456 $22,751,696
  Total

6,334 6,815 $566,001,153
2004        
  Single Family 8,707 8,707 $796,395,041
  Two Family 41 82 $4,209,991
  Three and Four Family 33 132 $8,661,534
  Five or More Family 97 1,313 $69,132,287
  Total

8,878 10,234 $878,398,853
2005        
  Single Family 11,937 11,937 $1,443,737,795
  Two Family 93 186 $7,091,016
  Three and Four Family 33 106 $9,286,902
  Five or More Family 56 887 $48,067,571
  Total

12,119 13,116 $1,508,183,284
2006        
  Single Family 7,559 7,559 $948,315,107
  Two Family 19 38 $2,723,561
  Three and Four Family 9 29 $3,562,655
  Five or More Family 100 1,647 $156,115,303
  Total

7,687 9,273 $1,110,716,626


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Polk County, FL): $36,036
Median Household Income In 2000 (Florida): $38,819


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Polk County): $69,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Florida): $93,200


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Polk County, Florida

Utility Gas: 4.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 4.9%
Electricity: 87.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 1.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Polk County, Florida

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 44.56%
  • Juvenile facilities : 2.73%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 17.86%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.89%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 24.32%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 9.64%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Polk County): $501
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Florida): $641
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Polk County): $643


(updated 2010)



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