Real Estate Market Update for Polk County, FL
Welcome to March's Market Update. Lets take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of February. The number of active listings was up 2% from one year earlier, and down 4% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 220-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 2%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 190-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 6% year-over-year, and increased 20% month-over-month. These figures may indicate that buyers have been taking advantage of opportunities in this market. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Polk County, FL
Area Information for Polk County, FL
  • Population: 686,932
  • Median Age: 41.07 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 25 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 0%
  • Population Density: 382/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 41.95%
  • Closest Airport: Orlando International
  • Closest College: Polk State College
  • Closest Jr. College: Valencia Community College-osceola
  • Median Household Income: $45,158
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 14%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $165,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Gcl Tigers (r)
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 26.28%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Polk County, FL
Median Age: 41.07 Married: 39% Number of Households: 260,252 Households with Children: 67,147
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Polk County, FL

      School Name Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
      Elbert Elementary School 0.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Winter Haven Senior High School 1.4 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Frank E. Brigham Academy 1.4 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Denison Middle School 1.6 mi Public 6-8 1 0
      Alturas Elementary School 1.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Cypress Junction Montessori 2.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 3 0
      Garden Grove Elementary School 2.3 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Jewett Middle Academy Magnet 2.5 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      Jewett School Of The Arts 2.5 mi Public K-8 3 0
      Oasis Christian Academy 3.5 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Pinewood Elementary School 3.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Lake Region High School 4.1 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Chain Of Lakes Elementary School 4.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Hartridge Academy 4.9 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Dundee Elementary Academy 5.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Ridge Career Center 5.2 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Lake Alfred Elementary School 5.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Dundee Ridge Middle Academy 6.2 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      All Saints' Academy 6.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Discovery High School 6.9 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred 6.9 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      Auburndale Senior High School 7.0 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Daniel Jenkins Academy Of Technology Middle School 7.5 mi Public 6-8 2 0
      The Vanguard School 7.7 mi Private 6-12 0 0
      Shelley S. Boone Middle School 7.9 mi Public 6-8 1 0
      Haines City Senior High School 7.9 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Landmark Christian School 8.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Bethune Academy 8.6 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Lake Wales Senior High School 9.8 mi Public 9-12 3 0
      Candlelight Christian Academy 10.0 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Tenoroc High School 10.7 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Mclaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy 11.1 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      Hillcrest Elementary School 11.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Spessard L Holland Elementary School 11.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Union Academy 11.5 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Berkley Elementary School 11.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Berkley Accelerated Middle School 11.8 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Polk Pre-collegiate Academy 11.8 mi Public 9-10 0 0
      Polk State Lakeland Gateway To College Charter High School 11.9 mi Public 11-12 0 0
      Polk State College Collegiate High School 11.9 mi Public 11-12 0 0
      Chain Of Lakes Collegiate High School 11.9 mi Public 11-12 0 0
      Highland City Elementary School 11.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Bartow Elementary Academy 12.2 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Gause Academy Of Leadership 12.6 mi Public 6-12 1 0
      Santa Fe Catholic High School 12.7 mi Catholic 9-12 0 0
      Bartow Senior High School 12.7 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Floral Avenue Elementary School 13.0 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Word Of Life Christian School 13.0 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Hospital Homebound 13.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 2 0
      South Mckeel Academy 13.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-7 5 0
      Valleyview Elementary School 13.7 mi Public K-5 4 0
      Highlands Christian Academy 14.0 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Highlands Grove Elementary School 14.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Bok Academy 14.4 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      George W. Jenkins Senior High School 14.5 mi Public 9-12 3 0
      Geneva Classical Academy 14.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Magnolia Montessori Academy 14.5 mi Public K-6 5 0
      Lakeland Senior High School 15.0 mi Public 9-12 4 0
      Lakeland Montessori School House 15.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 5 0
      Lakeland Montessori Middle School 15.5 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Carlton Palmore Elementary School 15.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Cleveland Court Elementary School 15.8 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Scott Lake Elementary School 15.8 mi Public K-5 3 0
      Lakeland Highlands Middle School 15.9 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      Saint Joseph's School 15.9 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Wendell Watson Elementary School 16.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Families Of Faith Christian Academy International 16.1 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Southwest Elementary School 16.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Chestnut Elementary School For Science And Engineering 16.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Mckeel Elementary Academy 16.1 mi Public K-6 5 0
      Lawton Chiles Middle Academy 16.2 mi Public 6-8 4 0
      Davenport School Of The Arts 16.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 4 0
      Ridgeview Global Studies Academy 16.3 mi Public K-9 4 0
      Dale R Fair Babson Park Elementary School 16.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Calvary Baptist Church Academy 16.5 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Rochelle School Of The Arts 16.6 mi Public K-8 3 0
      Rosabelle W. Blake Academy 16.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 3 0
      Lincoln Avenue Academy 16.8 mi Public K-5 5 0
      North Lakeland Elementary School Of Choice 16.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Lakeland Christian School 16.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      New Dimensions High School 17.4 mi Public 9-12 4 0
      Victory Christian Academy 17.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Lake Gibson Middle School 17.8 mi Public 6-8 1 0
      Mckeel Academy Of Technology 17.8 mi Public 7-12 5 0
      Lake Gibson Senior High School 17.9 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Mulberry Senior High School 18.1 mi Public 9-12 2 0
      Four Corners Charter Middle School 18.1 mi Public 6-12 2 0
      Fort Meade Middle/senior High School 18.3 mi Public 6-12 2 0
      Mulberry Middle School 18.4 mi Public 6-8 2 0
      Kathleen Senior High School 18.6 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Sleepy Hill Elementary School 19.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      James W. Sikes Elementary School 19.3 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Dr. Ne Roberts Elementary School 19.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Winston Academy Of Engineering 19.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School 19.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Four Corners Charter School 19.6 mi Public K-5 2 0
      Frostproof Middle/senior High School 20.2 mi Public 6-12 2 0
      R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School 20.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Ridge Community High School 20.7 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Socrum Elementary School 22.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area.
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