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Polk City Demographic Overview

As of 2007, Polk City’s population is 4,127 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.30 percent.

The median home cost in Polk City is $159,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.90 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Polk City’s cost of living is 9.70% Lower than the U.S. average.

Polk City public schools spend $4,860 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Polk City.

The unemployment rate in Polk City is 3.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 4.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk City jobs have Increased by 1.99 percent.


People in Polk City

Family in Polk City, IA

The median age is 36.9. The US median is 37.6. 67.75% of people in Polk City, IA, are married. 9.04% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.8 people. 38.03% of people are married, with children. 4.49% have children, but are single.

Race in Polk City, IA

98.01% of people are white, 0.19% are black, 0.39% are asian, 0.24% are native american, and 1.16% claim ‘Other’.

0.51% of the people in Polk City, IA, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 99.49% are non-hispanic).

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People Polk City, IA United States
Population 4,127 293,655,400
Pop. Density 98 80
Pop. Change 21.30% 5.88%
Median Age 36.9 37.6
Households 1,467 108,954,329
Household Size 2.8 2.6
Male Population 51.16% 48.65%
Female Population 48.84% 51.35%
Married Population 69.17% 58.89%
Single Population 30.83% 41.11%
ESTIMATED TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
Age 0 to 4 8.07% 6.74%
Age 5 to 9 8.00% 6.73%
Age 10 to 14 7.51% 7.10%
Age 15 to 17 4.75% 4.32%
Age 18 to 20 3.42% 4.37%
Age 21 to 24 4.97% 5.53%
Age 25 to 34 10.16% 13.47%
Age 35 to 44 16.29% 14.86%
Age 45 to 49 8.99% 7.51%
Age 50 to 54 8.24% 6.73%
Age 55 to 59 6.28% 5.66%
Age 60 to 64 4.29% 4.44%
Age 65 to 74 5.21% 6.45%
Age 75 to 84 2.35% 4.41%
Age 85 and over 1.48% 1.70%
RACE
White 98.01% 77.53%
Black 0.19% 12.35%
Asian 0.39% 3.58%
American Indian 0.24% 0.89%
Other 1.16% 5.65%
Hispanic 0.51% 12.73%
Non-Hispanic 99.49% 87.27%
FAMILY
Married, w/children 38.03% 27.90%
Married, no children 34.15% 31.04%
Single, w/children 4.49% 9.43%
Single, no children 23.33% 30.05%
Divorced 9.04% 7.64%
Separated 1.43% 2.82%
Widowed 2.76% 7.42%
Now Married 67.75% 57.73%
Never Married 19.03% 24.39%

Polk City Economy

The unemployment rate in Polk City, IA, is 3.60%, with job growth of 1.99%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.80%.

Polk City, IA Taxes

Polk City, IA,sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 8.92%.

Polk City, IA Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $31,658, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $72,473.

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Economy Polk City, IA United States
Unemployment Rate 3.60% 4.60%
Recent Job Growth 1.99% 1.40%
Future Job Growth 31.80% 11.90%
Sales Taxes 7.00% 6.00%
Income Taxes 8.92% 5.02%
Income per Cap. $31,658 $24,020
Household Income $72,473 $44,684
ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Income Less Than 15K 4.69% 13.64%
Income between 15K and 25K 3.33% 11.21%
Income between 25K and 35K 4.83% 11.46%
Income between 35K and 50K 14.76% 15.84%
Income between 50K and 75K 24.90% 19.28%
Income between 75K and 100K 17.35% 11.53%
Income between 100K and 150K 21.56% 10.70%
Income between 150K and 250K 6.12% 4.43%
Income between 250K and 500K 2.11% 1.31%
Income greater than 500K 0.34% 0.61%
POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 19.03% 13.61%
Professional and Related Occupations 19.96% 20.24%
Service 11.71% 14.75%
Sales and Office 25.79% 26.74%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.21% 0.74%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 11.12% 9.48%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 12.18% 14.44%

Housing in Polk City

The median home value in Polk City, IA, is $159,700. Home appreciation is 3.90% over the last year. The median age of Polk City, IA, real estate is 26 years.

Polk City, IA Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 14.16% of the Polk City, IA, population. 2.26% of houses and apartments in Polk City, IA, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

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Housing Polk City, IA United States
Median Home Age 26 27
Median Home Cost $159,700 $217,200
Home Appreciation 3.90% 9.80%
Homes Owned 83.58% 64.07%
Housing Vacant 2.26% 14.48%
Homes Rented 14.16% 21.45%
Property Tax Rate $17.90 $13.28
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS BY VALUE
Less Than $20,000 0.56% 3.01%
$20,000 to $39,999 0.56% 4.37%
$40,000 to $59,999 1.35% 5.74%
$60,000 to $79,999 4.61% 7.07%
$80,000 to $99,999 6.05% 8.41%
$100,000 to $149,999 39.54% 19.74%
$150,000 to $199,999 17.42% 14.06%
$200,000 to $299,999 18.62% 16.59%
$300,000 to $399,999 7.88% 8.21%
$400,000 to $499,999 1.27% 4.53%
$500,000 to $749,999 1.91% 4.75%
$1,000,000 or more 0.08% 1.86%
HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to October 2005 24.00% 10.15%
1995 to 1998 9.64% 6.69%
1990 to 1994 6.98% 6.70%
1980 to 1989 7.25% 14.75%
1970 to 1979 23.54% 17.11%
1960 to 1969 6.98% 12.78%
1950 to 1959 8.38% 11.64%
1940 to 1949 2.66% 6.64%
1939 or Earlier 10.57% 13.55%

Crime in Polk City

Polk City, IA, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 10, is 2. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 3.

Polk City, IA, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10, is 2. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 3.


Polk City Climate

Polk City, IA, gets 31 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 25 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 91.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Polk City, IA. The July high is around 86 degrees. The January low is 10. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 43 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

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Climate Polk City, IA United States
Rainfall (in.) 31.4 36.6
Snowfall (in.) 25.2 25.2
Precipitation Days 91 101
Sunny Days 202 205
Avg. July High 85.5 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 9.7 20.8
Comfort Index (higher=better) 43 44
UV Index 4 4.3
Elevation ft. 940 1,062

Polk City Education

Polk City, IA, schools spend $4,860 per student. There are 13 pupils per teacher, 293 students per librarian, and 314 children per counselor in Polk City, IA schools.

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Education Polk City, IA United States
School Expend. $4,860 $6,058
Pupil/Teacher Ratio 13.3 15.9
Students per Librarian 293 907
Students per Counselor 314 546
2 yr College Grad. 10.92% 8.22%
4 yr College Grad. 20.68% 15.16%
Graduate Degrees 7.81% 7.16%
High School Grads. 92.68% 79.62%

Transportation in Polk City

The average one-way commute in Polk City, IA, takes 25 minutes. 82% of commuters drive their own car alone. 11% carpool with others. 0% take mass transit and 6% work from home.

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Transportation Polk City, IA United States
Commute Time 24.5 27.4
COMMUTE MODE
Auto (alone) 81.66% 71.32%
Carpool 11.48% 14.52%
Mass Transit 0.08% 2.00%
Work at Home 5.59% 5.46%
COMMUTE TIME TO WORK
Commute Less Than 15 min. 17.27% 28.89%
Commute 15 to 29 min. 52.71% 36.08%
Commute 30 to 44 min. 26.92% 19.35%
Commute 45 to 59 min. 1.39% 7.57%
Commute greater than 60 min. 1.70% 8.12%

Polk City Cost of Living

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Polk City, IA is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Polk City, IA is more expensive.

Overall, Polk City, IA cost of living is 90.30.


Religious Affiliation in Polk City

48.19% of the people in Polk City, IA are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 15.52% are Catholic; 21.60% are Protestant; 0.61% are LDS; 9.54% are another Christian faith; 0.56% in Polk City, IA are Jewish; 0.03% are an eastern faith; 0.33% affilite with Islam.

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Religion Polk City, IA United States
Percent Religious 48.19% 50.03%
Catholic 15.52% 21.92%
Protestant 21.60% 19.12%
LDS 0.61% 1.57%
Other Christian 9.54% 4.66%
Jewish 0.56% 2.16%
Eastern 0.03% 0.05%
Islam 0.33% 0.54%

Voter Affiliation in Polk City

51.93% of the people in Polk City, IA are registered as Democrats. 47.29% are registered Republican. Remaining are independent: 0.78%.

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Polk City Development Corp
PO Box 212
Polk City, IA 50226
515-210-8442
info@polkcitydevelopment.com

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