Winter Haven is located in Polk County, which is over 2,000 square miles and has a population of almost 686,480 (as of 2018). Winter Haven is located in east Polk, which is one of the fastest growing regions in the state and nation. Polk County perfectly positioned just 45 minutes to an hour away from 4 municipal airports, nationally known vacation destinations like Walt Disney World, Bush Gardens, Sea World and directly in the middle of both of Florida's coastal beaches.
In Winter Haven, we have a focus on industries such as: healthcare, technology & innovation, freight transportation & logistics, business development, tourism & hospitality and agribusiness. All of these industries are booming within our community and it's all due to one, unique characteristic about us: collaboration. With a dedication to grow and a passion for collaboration, Winter Haven is truly a community destination with a commitment to forward motion. "Positive, smart Winter Haven community growth is happening thanks to a climate of economic optimism and collaboration between partners. The Winter Haven community, whether defined geographically or socially, is a place people want to be, and a place we are proud to call home, " Bruce Lyon, Winter Haven Economic Development Council.
The Florida Scorecard
Each month the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation updates thefloridascorecard.org on the latest data for Florida, segmented by county. Below is a snapshot of Polk County's data as of June 2019. For the latest data on Polk County click here.