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Polk County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded 8 February 1861
Seat Bartow
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,010 sq mi (5,206 km²)
1,874 sq mi (4,854 km²)
136 sq mi (352 km²), 6.75%
 - (2006)
 - Density

259/sq mi (100/km²)

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.[1] The county seat is Bartow, Florida[2]. Its largest city is Lakeland. The center of population of Florida is in the town of Lake Wales.[3]


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