Living in Bartow, FL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Bartow SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
7
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Bartow, FL Crime Report

870
Total Crimes
4,360.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
69.76%
Above National Average

Bartow, FL Cost Of Living

87
Bartow's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Bartow, Florida Info Snack

Bartow (/brto/ BAR-toh) is the county seat of Polk County, Florida, United States. Founded in 1851 as Fort Blount, the city was renamed in honor of Francis S. Bartow, the first brigade commander to die in combat during the American Civil War. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census, the city had a population of 15,340 and an estimated population of 16,959 in 2009. It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 584,383 in 2009. As of 2016, the mayor of Bartow is Trish Pfeiffer.
Population
19,063
Unemployment
5.7%
Poverty
17.2%
Median Home
$121,600
Median Income
$46,850
Median Rent
$817

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Map Of Bartow, FL

Population over time in Bartow

Year Population % Change
2017 19,063 1.9%
2016 18,705 1.1%
2015 18,501 2.2%
2014 18,094 1.8%
2013 17,766 1.1%
2012 17,570 0.8%
2011 17,422 0.5%
2010 17,339 0.6%
2009 17,230 -
Crime/100k Bartow FL USA
Violent Crime 571.3 384.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 5.2 5.0
Robbery 100.2 79.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 421.0 260.8 246.8
Property Crime 3788.7 2281.8 2199.5
Burglary 661.5 337.7 376.0
Larceny 2911.7 1750.8 1594.6
Car Theft 215.5 193.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bartow

White
57.0% (10,861)
African American
21.2% (4,039)
American Indian
0.1% (26)
Asian
3.0% (577)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (26)
Two Or More
1.5% (293)
Hispanic
17.0% (3,241)
Race Bartow FL USA
White 57.0% 54.4% 61.1%
African American 21.2% 15.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 3.0% 2.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 17.0% 25.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Bartow, Florida

Less than $10,000
6.0% (114,658)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (115,533)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.7% (279,789)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (226,106)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.3% (253,823)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.2% (365,563)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.8% (244,778)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.9% (208,018)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (55,724)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (42,303)
Income Bartow FL USA
Less than $10,000 6.0% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 4.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.7% 10.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.3% 14.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.2% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.8% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.9% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 4.8% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 5.4% 7.0%

Gender in Bartow

Female
52.4% (9,983)
Male
47.6% (9,080)
Gender Bartow FL USA
Female 52.4% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bartow for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (571)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,334)
High School / GED
39.0% (7,434)
Some College
19.0% (3,621)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (1,906)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (3,050)
Master's Degree
4.0% (762)
Professional Degree
1.0% (190)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (190)
Education Bartow FL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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