Demographics & Research

Cost of Living Data

Price Level Index

A relatively low cost of living and attractive tax rates make Polk County a good location in which to do business. (Source: Florida Department of Education, Polk County Property Appraiser)

Consumer Price Index

Inflation (South Urban U.S) increased in 2011 but has been slowing since, reaching a 1.8% annual rate in February 2013.

Countywide Millage Rates


State Corporate Income Tax     5.5%

Retail Sales Tax     varies

State Personal Income Tax      none

Ad Valorem Millage Rate    varies