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Polk County, Florida
Seal of Polk County, Florida
Map
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.
Statistics
Founded February 8, 1861
Seat Bartow
Largest City Lakeland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,011 sq mi (5,208 km²)
1,798 sq mi (4,657 km²)
213 sq mi (552 km²), 10.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2016)
 - Density

666,149
370/sq mi (143/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.polk-county.net
Named for: James K. Polk

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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