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Polk City is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,516 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,515. It is part of the Lakeland - Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryPolk City was incorporated as a Town in 1925, and changed by ordinance to the City of Polk City in 2005. The city was named after the county, itself named after James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.GeographyPolk City is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8sqmi, all land. Polk City is located within the Central Florida Highlands area of the Atlantic coastal plain with a terrain consisting of flatland interspersed with gently rolling hills.ClimatePolk City is located in the humid subtropical zone (Köppen climate classification: Cfa).DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,516 people, 542 households, and 422 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,966.2 inhabitants per square mile (760.2/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 773.0 per square mile (298.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.13% White, 1.91% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.
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