Polk County, Florida
Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 483,924 people lived there. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 561,606. The county seat is Bartow, Florida. Its largest city is Lakeland. The center of population of Florida is in the town of Lake Wales.
Polk County courthouse in Bartow
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 8, 1861|
|Named for||James K. Polk|
|• Total||2,011 sq mi (5,210 km2)|
|• Land||1,798 sq mi (4,660 km2)|
|• Water||213 sq mi (550 km2) 10.6%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||370/sq mi (143/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||9th, 15th, 17th|