Polk County County Metrics

Job Change

Jobs Year Over Year Change

11,291

Growth Rate

5.9%

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Net New Jobs Needed by 2030

86,771

Children in Poverty

23.4%

(Decreasing)

<10%

2030 Goal

35,842

(Decreasing)

3rd Grade Reading Scores

48%

(Improving)

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100%

2030 Goal

Florida Gap Map

Unemployed People

11,361

(Increasing)

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

(Increasing)

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