Polk City Polk County, Iowa

Polk City: American city in Iowa

About

Polk City is a city located in the county of Polk in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,418 and a population density of 256 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 4,961 inhabitants.

The city was created 176 years ago in 1845.

Polk City Quick Facts

Population : 4,961 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Polk County
Postal code : 50226
Phone Area Codes : 515
Area : 13.37 km2
Altitude : 883 feet / 269 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1846 (176 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 20:38:23 (28th May 2022)
Density : 371 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 31.1% (2010-2019)
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Geography

Polk City is located at 41°46'17"N 93°42'47"W (41.7713800, -93.7130000).

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Demographics

The population of Polk City increased by 31.1% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,418 - census
2011 3,558 3.93% estimation process
2012 3,704 3.94% estimation process
2013 3,963 6.54% estimation process
2014 4,183 5.26% estimation process
2015 4,333 3.46% estimation process
2016 4,437 2.34% estimation process
2017 4,625 4.06% estimation process
2018 4,782 3.28% estimation process
2019 4,961 3.61% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 43,364
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 45,963
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 43,963
April 1, 2010 Population : 46,320
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.2%
People over 65 (%) : 16.5%
Female persons, % : 52.1%
White only, percent : 92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 0.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.4%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 91.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 3,079
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.0%

Polk City zip code is 50226. County name: Polk, County fips: 19153

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $88,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $916
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $390
2015-2019 median gross rent : $697
2015-2019 Households : 18,847
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.28
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 84.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.4%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 4.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 53.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 97,501
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 669,900
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 293,770
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,095,482
2012 total retail sales per capita : $23,738
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $41,403
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,410
Percentage of people living in poverty : 23.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,923
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,482
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 817
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 66
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,584
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 331
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,191
2010 population per square mile : 4,675.3
2010 land area in square miles : 9.91

People born in Polk City (1)

American geneticist Derald Langham was born in Polk City

Schools in Polk City

College & universities near Polk City, IA

Code Name City ZIP
153320 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Ankeny (IA) 50023-2152
153214 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny (IA) 50023-3993
153764 La James International College-Johnston Johnston (IA) 50131
367024 Purdue University Global-Des Moines Urbandale (IA) 50323-5702
153597 Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines Des Moines (IA) 50322-3203

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Polk City, IA

Code Name Address Type
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL
CRN Creston Pine and Adams Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Polk City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Polk City Post Office Polk City (IA) 50226

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  • Polk City , Florida City in Polk County, Florida, United States with a population of 2,884 people.

Other cities in Polk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County , IA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Des Moines 212,312 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
Ankeny 70,068 Suburb in Iowa
West Des Moines 69,057 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Urbandale 44,650 City in Polk and Dallas counties, Iowa, United States
Johnston 23,092 City in Iowa, United States
Altoona 19,503 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Clive 17,444 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
Grimes 15,831 City in Iowa, United States
Pleasant Hill 10,025 American city in Iowa
Bondurant 7,293 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Windsor Heights 4,735 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Saylorville 3,301 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Mitchellville 2,273 City in Iowa, United States
Elkhart 952 American city in Iowa
Runnells 498 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Alleman 447 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Polk City distances to largest Iowa cities