Bartow, Florida

Population 17,422

Bartow is located in Polk County, FL. The population is 17,422, making Bartow the 5th largest city in Polk County.

There are 19 public schools in Bartow with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Bartow is moderate , and there are 69 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bartow is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Bartow property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Bartow include Homeland, Highland City and Eagle Lake.

Bartow Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18.7%

Crime Rate

26.81% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 118
  • Violent Crimes: 379
  • Robbery: 49
  • Burglary: 483
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

65.81% Higher than national avg.
  • 69 offenders in Bartow
  • 39.61 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

124 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 16
  • Superfunds: 12
  • Tanks & Spills: 95


Moderate 3.5%
  • Florida unemployment average: 2.8%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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19 Public Schools view public schools

There are 19 K-12 public schools in Bartow, FL and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Bartow's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.
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  • Polk
2 Private Schools

First Methodist School Inc.

Word Of Life Christian School

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0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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69 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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113 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Bartow, FL issued 113 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Bartow, FL issued 117 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 117 permits, 99 were issued for single family homes and 18 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $904
  • 1 Bedroom: $936
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,180
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,568
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,973

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Environmental Hazards

124 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (386/398)
    Bartow, FL has 96.98% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Bartow, FL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.35 Average
    Bartow, FL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 60.68°
  • February 64.8°
  • March 67.13°
  • April 73.67°
  • May 79.7°
  • June 82.41°
  • July 83.02°
  • August 83.44°
  • September 82.17°
  • October 74.3°
  • November 67.5°
  • December 63.22°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Bartow, FL

Bartow, FL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Bartow, FL has no risk of hurricanes.
Bartow, FL has a low risk of hail storms.
Bartow, FL has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bartow, FL: $45,039


Unemployment in Bartow is 3.5%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 2.8% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 46.01%
White Collar - 53.99%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Rick Scott
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Sen. Marco Rubio

City Representatives

  • Dennis Ross

Neighborhood Info

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