The city of Bartow, also called "City of Oaks and Azaleas" was incorporated in July 1, 1882 and encompasses the following counties: Polk. Bartow's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Pat Huff, City Manager, who is currently George A. Long.
Bartow encompasses land area: 47.35 sq mi (122.64 km2), water area: 4.99 sq mi (12.92 km2). The elevation is 121 ft (37 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 16,959. This equates to a population density of 324.02/sq mi (125.10/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (EST) (UTC-5).
Zip codes in Bartow include 33830-33831. Local area codes are 863. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-03675, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.cityofbartow.net/.