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Population (year 2000): 15,340. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,278 (+6.1% change)
Males: 7,604 (49.6%), Females: 7,736 (50.4%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $38,568 (year 2000)
Median house value: $70,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Bartow:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.6%)
  • Black (28.4%)
  • Hispanic (8.1%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (11.2%), English (9.1%), Irish (7.8%), German (7.3%), Italian (1.9%), Dutch (1.8%).Florida

Elevation: 116 feet

Land area: 11.2 square miles

Bartow,

For population 25 years and over in Bartow

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bartow city

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

5.4% Foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -261 (-1.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Lakeland, (13.2 miles pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Tampa, (43.3 miles pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (939.5 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: City, FL Highland (5.6 miles Lake, FL (8.4 miles Eagle FL (8.7 miles Wahneta, Highlands, FL (9.0 miles Lakeland FL (9.3 miles Mulberry, Phyl Village, FL (9.6 miles Jan Meade, FL (10.2 miles Fort FL (10.8 miles Medulla,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 28 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2004: 96 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 171 buildings, average cost: $140,300

Latitude: 27.89 N, Longitude: 81.84 W

Area code: 863


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Public administration (13.9%), Retail trade (11.8%), Manufacturing (11.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,734 (+43.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,707 (45.7%)


 

Crime in Bartow by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5
Rapes 7 11 17 10 15 10
    per 100,000 45.6 71.7 110.8 65.2 97.8 65.2
Robberies 34 38 45 27 31 20
    per 100,000 221.6 247.7 293.4 176.0 202.1 130.4
Assaults 120 143 129 128 77 105
    per 100,000 782.3 932.2 840.9 834.4 502.0 684.5
Burglaries 344 284 237 260 371 212
    per 100,000 2242.5 1851.4 1545.0 1694.9 2418.5 1382.0
Thefts 858 945 847 788 1,067 678
    per 100,000 5593.2 6160.4 5521.5 5136.9 6955.7 4419.8
Auto thefts 109 101 112 111 102 58
    per 100,000 710.6 658.4 730.1 723.6 664.9 378.1
678.7 718.1 687.9 627.8 700.8 512.4

Average climate in Bartow, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bartow,

Bartow-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/8/1986, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Bartow city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/22/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the city center killed 25 people and injured 150 people and caused $55 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Desmond Clark - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Apr 20, 1977), Keydrick Vincent - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Apr 13, 1978), Marcus Floyd - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Oct 12, 1978), Ray Lewis - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: May 15, 1975), Theron Smith - NBA player (Charlotte Bobcats, born: Oct 3, 1980), Tracy McGrady - NBA player (Houston Rockets, born: May 24, 1979), Michael Sams - College basketball player (Florida A&M Rattlers).


Hospital/medical center in Bartow:
  • BARTOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1239 E MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bartow:
  • WINTER HAVEN HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL)
  • LAKELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; LAKELAND, FL)
  • SOUTH FLORIDA BAPTIST HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; PLANT CITY, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bartow:
  • LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (about 14 miles; LAKELAND, FL; ID: LAL)
  • MAC DILL AFB (about 48 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: MCF)
  • TAMPA INTL (about 48 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: TPA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bartow:
  • BARTOW MUNI (about 5 miles; BARTOW, FL; ID: BOW)
  • JACK BROWNS (about 13 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; ID: F57)
  • WINTER HAVEN'S GILBERT (about 13 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; ID: GIF)

Amtrak stations near Bartow:
  • 11 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 14 miles: LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 19 $76,609 $48,384 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,557 $30,684 0 $0
Streets and Highways 34 $103,912 $36,674 0 $0
Airports 19 $50,532 $31,914 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 16 $40,315 $30,236 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 37 $84,471 $27,396 3 $1,561
Water Supply 6 $14,719 $29,438 0 $0
Electric Power 34 $145,300 $51,282 0 $0
Sewerage 14 $36,177 $31,008 0 $0
Local Libraries 11 $32,107 $35,025 8 $3,496
Other Government Administration 17 $59,501 $42,000 5 $3,875
Police Protection - Officers 55 $193,098 $42,130 3 $669
Judicial and Legal 1 $5,976 $71,712 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 21 $56,636 $32,363 21 $12,525
Financial Administration 17 $45,101 $31,836 9 $10,567
Police - Other 22 $34,913 $19,043 0 $0
Totals for Government 324 $981,925 $36,367 49 $32,692
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bartow:
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; LAKELAND, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,057)
  • POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; WINTER HAVEN, FL; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 42 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; ST LEO, FL; FT enrollment: 6,597)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 44 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ORLANDO, FL; FT enrollment: 15,792)
Public high schools in Bartow:
  • BARTOW SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,184; Location: 1270 S BROADWAY AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PR (Students: 248; Location: 1270 S BROADWAY AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bartow:
  • BARTOW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 852; Location: 550 E CLOWER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FLORAL AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 1530 S FLORAL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JAMES E. STEPHENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 1350 N MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • UNION ACADEMY (Students: 413; Location: 1195 E WABASH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BARTOW ELEMENTARY ACADEMY (Students: 384; Location: 590 S WILSON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GIBBONS STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 363; Location: 1860 E GIBBONS STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE (Students: 323; Location: P. O. BOX 391; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GAUSE ACADEMY OF LEADERSHIP (Students: 299; Location: 1395 W POLK STREET; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • COMPASS MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 550 E CLOWER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POLK REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER (Students: 115; Location: 2155 BOB PHILLIPS ROAD; Grades: 03 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Bartow:
  • FIRST METHODIST SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 455 SOUTH BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • OAKS SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 455 N WILSON AVE P O BOX 1534; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GENEVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY INC. (Students: 33; Location: P.O. BOX 2636; Grades: KG - 4)
Library in Bartow:
  • POLK COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE (Operating income: $6,221,942; Location: 2150 S. BROADWAY AVENUE; 638,138 books; 19,288 audio materials; 12,733 video materials; 1,234 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bartow: Dearborn Railroad Station (A), Child Enrichment Center (B).

Cemeteries: Wildwood Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2), Bartow Cemetery (3).

Lakes: Ruth, Lake (A), Phyllis Lake (B), Hack Lake (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Branch (A), McKinney Branch (B), Saddle Creek (C).


Bartow compared to Florida state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bartow:
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WBAR (1460 AM; 1 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: BARTOW BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTWB (1570 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bartow:
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W242AK (96.3 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W254AI (98.7 FM; AUBURNDALE, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Bartow:
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WZXZ-CA (Channel 11; ORLANDO, ETC., FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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