• POPULATION GROWTH: Polk County added 24,287 new residents between July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2020, bringing total population to 753,520, according to the U.S. Census Bureau; that’s the nation’s seventh-highest number of new residents. Looking at percentage growth, the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area also ranked seventh in the nation with a growth rate close to 3.3%. ALSO: Census Bureau report
  • POLK SCHOOL BOARD member Lynn Wilson, 65, of Winter Haven, announced he will not seek re-election to a third term. (Candidates who have filed for the District 6 seat include Sara Estelle Jones and Justin Sharpless.)

Source: The Ledgeer

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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