is in the geographic center of Florida and along Central
Florida’s I-4 corridor. Just 40 min from Tampa and Orlando. Polk County
comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan. This is where the center of
population of Florida is located, near the city of Lake Wales. It is home to
Florida Polytechnic University, Polk State College, and four other private
universities. Publix Super Markets also has headquarters in the county.