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Population in 2010: 6,732.
Population change since 2000: +36.9%
Males: 3,631   (53.9%)
Females: 3,101   (46.1%)
Median resident age: 34.6 years
Florida median age: 42.0 years

Zip codes: 33860.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,257 (it was $39,591 in 2000)

Willow Oak: $53,257
FL: $52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,648 (it was $16,729 in 2000)

Willow Oak CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $140,708 (it was $63,900 in 2000)

Willow Oak: $140,708
FL: $214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $166,999; detached houses: $216,921; mobile homes: $60,935

Median gross rent in 2017: $941.

March 2019 cost of living index in Willow Oak: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.3%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.3% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.0% for other race residents, 48.9% for two or more races residents)

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Ancestries: American (9.7%), German (9.3%), English (8.0%), Polish (2.3%), Irish (2.1%), Jamaican (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 3.22 square miles.

Population density: 2,094 people per square mile   (low).

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998 residents are foreign born (15.5% Latin America).

This place: 16.6%
Florida: 100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,075 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $573 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (9.2 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (27.1 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (818.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Latitude: 27.92 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Property values in Willow Oak, FL

Willow Oak satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Most common occupations in Willow Oak, FL (%)

Both
Males
Females

Most common occupations in 2000

  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000

  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000

  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)

Average climate in Willow Oak, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Willow Oak-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.4 miles away from the Willow Oak place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/9/1953, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Willow Oak-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI – VII) earthquake occurred 306.3 miles away from Willow Oak center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV – V) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from Willow Oak center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 362.1 miles away from Willow Oak center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 412.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 334.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II – III) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Willow Oak topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Willow Oak:

  • CONFICARE HOME HEALTH SOLUTIONS LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • LIFELINE HEALTH CARE OF LAKELAND (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • LAKELAND SOUTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • EXPRESS HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • OAKBRIDGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)
  • HIGHLANDS LAKE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKELAND, FL)

Amtrak stations near Willow Oak:

  • 10 miles: LAKELAND (600 LAKE MIRROR DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 19 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willow Oak:

  • Florida Southern College (about 9 miles; Lakeland, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,460)
  • Southeastern University (about 10 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 21 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Polk State College (about 21 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 7,935)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 26 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 27 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 28 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Willow Oak: Polk County Fire Department Station 31 Willow Oak (A), Polk County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit Willow Oak (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Willow Oak include: Willow Oak Church (A), Willow Oak Baptist Church (B), Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ (C), Corinth Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Poley Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) – Moderate Potential
Average household size:

This place: 3.2 people
Florida: 2.5 people

Percentage of family households:

This place: 75.1%
Whole state: 65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

This place: 10.2%
Whole state: 7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Willow Oak:

Marital status in Willow Oak, FL
  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Willow Oak:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)

Here: 11.3
Florida average: 12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Willow Oak, FL (based on Polk County data)

Religion Adherents Congregations
Evangelical Protestant 148,424 504
Catholic 45,251 13
Mainline Protestant 31,347 74
Black Protestant 10,761 46
Other 8,630 36
Orthodox 307 3
None 357,375

Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94

This county: 1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida: 2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6

Polk County: 0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Florida: 0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104

This county: 1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida: 1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215

Polk County: 3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Florida: 3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281

Polk County: 4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida: 7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:

This county: 9.8%
Florida: 9.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:

Polk County: 15.0%
Florida: 14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:

Willow Oak: 44.8%
State: 50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
People feeling badly about themselves:

This city: 22.6%
State: 19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:

Willow Oak: 9.2%
Florida: 11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
General health condition:

Willow Oak: 53.9%
State: 56.4%

Average condition of hearing:

Willow Oak: 79.6%
State: 78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Willow Oak, FL Residents

8.18% of this county’s 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here: 8.18%
Florida average: 7.69%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)

Polk County: 0.06%
Florida average: 0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:

6.08% of this county’s 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,144 average adjusted gross income)

Here: 6.08%
Florida average: 6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)

Polk County: 0.05%
Florida average: 0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:

Strongest AM radio stations in Willow Oak:

  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WTWD (910 AM; 5 kW; PLANT CITY, FL; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WAMA (1550 AM; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WAMA, INC)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willow Oak:

  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W242AK (96.3 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WXXL (106.7 FM; TAVARES, FL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Willow Oak:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WVEA-LP (Channel 61; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Willow Oak fatal accident statistics for 1975 – 2017

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

See more detailed statistics of Willow Oak fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 – 2017 here

  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.2mTotal length
  • 28,245Total average daily traffic
  • 2,046Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,005Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings D) Home Improvement Loans F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 11 $102,700 3 $132,473 15 $89,501 2 $36,150 0 $0 8 $72,176
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 1 $22,560 1 $15,380 4 $125,123 0 $0 0 $0 2 $57,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED 2 $134,355 3 $52,307 12 $146,575 1 $43,590 1 $20,510 3 $95,553
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 3 $145,123 1 $44,610 9 $103,984 0 $0 0 $0 4 $65,768
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 2 $69,995 0 $0 1 $99,480 0 $0 0 $0 2 $78,200

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts:
0149.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $71,280 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 1 $43,080 1 $43,080
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts:
0149.02

Willow Oak compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor’s degree or higher below state average.

Willow Oak on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of “Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)”
  • #57 on the list of “Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)”
  • #88 on the list of “Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)”
  • #28 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations”
  • #32 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply”
  • #39 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply”
  • #44 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents”
  • #45 on the list of “Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)”
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