Read It in the Morning Paper: Census, McKeel

  • POLK’S HISPANIC/LATINO population grew 76.2% between 2010 and 2020, according to new U.S. Census data. The groups constituted 25.9% of Polk residents in 2020, compared with 17.7% in 2010. (Subscribers-only story)
  • MCKEEL ACADEMIES staff must wear masks at work after 12 individuals across the three campuses tested positive for COVID-19. The director of schools said he is preparing an opt-out form in case a temporary mask mandate becomes needed for students.