Economic Impact: Polk County

Polk County Number of county students attending UF:
753
UF Alumni Residing in County:
4,127
Donor Giving:
$51,744,221
UF Employees by County of Residence:
113
Gator Club Members:
799
IFAS Extension:
View Polk County IFAS Report (PDF)
Winter Haven Hospital:
This hospital is an academic and clinical affiliation of the UF Health Science Center and Shands HeathCare.
Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred:
This facility is one of the Research and Education Centers, strategically located close to a major commodity production region. The RECs enable IFAS researchers to quickly respond to the agricultural and natural resource needs in Florida.
UF PHHP Affiliations:
  • Polk County Schools, Lakeland
UF PHHP Research & Services:
  • SafeandMobileSeniors.org
    Transportation resources for seniors
  • Florida Office on Disability & Health
    State's first centralized program to coordinate Florida's disability programs & services.
  • AlzOnline
    National program for caregivers of people with dementia.
  • Right to Know
    Education & resources on breast cancer screening for women with disabilities.