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Welcome to Polk City ...

The town of Polk City is located in Polk County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Polk City, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Polk City has a population of 2,714 people<2> (see below for details).

Polk City is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Polk City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Polk City: (863)

The ZIP code for Polk City: 33868<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Polk City had an population of 2,714 people. This is an increase of 73.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 79.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polk City had a population of 1,562 people. This makes Polk City the county's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,562 people, the population of Polk City increased 3.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,516 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Polk City.

Communities Also Named Polk City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Polk City - it's located in Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Polk City.

Communities near Polk City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Polk City.

  • Lakeland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Winter Haven
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Haines City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Bartow
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Auburndale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Davenport
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Lake Alfred
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Dundee
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Eagle Lake
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Lake Hamilton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Polk City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Polk City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Polk City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Polk City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Polk City. See our Newspapers Page for Polk City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polk City ...

Looking for more information about Polk City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Polk City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Polk City.

Adding Polk City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Polk City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Polk City was on a map titled Road Map for Florida (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Polk City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polk City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Polk City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polk City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Polk City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Polk City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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