Polk County vs. Okeechobee County

Polk County (FL)Okeechobee County (FL)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)708,00941,537
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)17.6%3.9%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)602,09839,996
Population, Census, April 1, 2010602,09539,996
Persons under 5 years, percent5.8%6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.1%21.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent20.2%19.8%
Female persons, percent51.0%46.3%
White alone, percent78.9%86.8%
Black or African American alone, percent16.1%9.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.7%1.6%
Asian alone, percent1.9%1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.2%1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent23.6%25.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent57.9%63.0%
Veterans, 2014-201848,2523,026
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201810.0%12.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)299,42118,730
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201868.5%71.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$135,400$89,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,223$1,053
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$417$313
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$944$750
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201314.3%5.3%
Building permits, 20185,33152
Households, 2014-2018231,26013,759
Persons per household, 2014-20182.842.73
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201885.4%91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201821.4%23.2%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201885.5%80.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201866.6%59.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201884.8%75.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201820.0%11.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-201810.6%11.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent15.8%22.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201854.9%48.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201849.9%44.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)797,90940,090
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)3,015,202162,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)6,495,278508,073
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,542$12,873
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201826.823.5
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$48,500$40,367
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$23,812$19,943
Persons in poverty, percent15.7%21.5%
Total employer establishments, 201711,676825
Total employment, 2017182,9227,287
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)7,363,953250,787
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20170.6%3.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201746,1772,248
All firms, 201244,6443,028
Men-owned firms, 201222,6291,382
Women-owned firms, 201216,8941,264
Minority-owned firms, 201215,294551
Nonminority-owned firms, 201227,8562,320
Veteran-owned firms, 20124,415255
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201238,1882,589
Black-owned firms, percent, 20077.1%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20073.3%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 200712.8%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200725.4%0.0%
Population per square mile, 2010334.952.0
Land area in square miles, 20101,797.84768.91

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Polk county (FL) and Okeechobee county (FL) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.