Polk County Demographic Report

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Polk County Florida accounts for 1,798 square miles of land in central Florida and sits along the I-4 corridor in between Osceola and Hillsborough Counties. As a statistical area it is coexistent with the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). It has a population density (357.6 persons per square mile) comparable to Florida (353.4 ppsm), but it more sparsely populated than the surrounding MSAs (679.48 and 1161.5 ppsm for the Orlando and Tampa MSAs, respectively).