Polk County , Iowa

Polk County: County in Iowa, United States

Polk County locator map
Location of Polk County on Iowa map.

About

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640 and a population density of 281 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 490,161 inhabitants. Its county seat is Des Moines. The county was created 175 years ago in 1845.

Geography

Polk County is located at 41°41'8"N 93°34'25"W (41.6855000, -93.5735300). It has 2 neighbors: Story County and Warren County.

Polk County Court House image
Polk County Court House

The largest city of Polk County is Des Moines with a population of 214,237. Other cities include, West Des Moines population 67,899, Ankeny population 67,355, Urbandale population 44,379 and Johnston population 22,582.

Weather

Polk County forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. more

Polk County map

Polk County Quick Facts

Population : 490,161 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
Different from : Polk County
Twitter username : polkcountynews
Area : 1533 km2
Water as percent of area : 3%
Land as percent of area : 97%
Named for : James K. Polk
Altitude : 915 feet / 279 meters
Capital : Des Moines
Establishment : January 01, 1846
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:05:23 (13th May 2021)
Density : 320 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 12.14% (2010-2019)
Weather : 68℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather

Polk County has 2 neighbors .

Demographics

The population of Polk County increased by 12.14% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 430,640 - census
2011 438,737 1.85% estimation process
2012 444,671 1.33% estimation process
2013 452,657 1.76% estimation process
2014 460,898 1.79% estimation process
2015 467,304 1.37% estimation process
2016 474,277 1.47% estimation process
2017 480,487 1.29% estimation process
2018 485,833 1.1% estimation process
2019 490,161 0.88% estimation process

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People born in Polk County (1)

American photographer Lyle D. Hawkins was born in Polk County

Other places with the same name (11)

Polk County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County.

City Name Population Title
Des Moines 214,237 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
West Des Moines 67,899 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Ankeny 67,355 Suburb in Iowa
Urbandale 44,379 City in Polk and Dallas counties, Iowa, United States
Johnston 22,582 City in Iowa, United States
Altoona 19,221 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Clive 17,242 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
Grimes 14,804 City in Iowa, United States
Pleasant Hill 10,019 American city in Iowa
Bondurant 6,958 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Polk City 4,961 American city in Iowa
Windsor Heights 4,809 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Mitchellville 2,258 City in Iowa, United States
Elkhart 918 American city in Iowa
Runnells 504 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Alleman 452 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Iowa Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Iowa 3,155,070 Midwestern state in the United States
Indiana 863,002 City in and county seat of Marion County, Indiana, United States and the Indiana federated state capital city
Linn County 226,706 County in Oregon, United States
Des Moines 214,237 City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city
Scott County 172,943 County in Tennessee, United States
Johnson County 151,140 County in Iowa, United States
Cedar Rapids 133,562 City in Iowa
Black Hawk County 131,228 County in Iowa, United States
Woodbury County 103,107 County in Iowa, United States of America
Davenport 101,590 County seat of Scott County, Iowa, United States
Dubuque County 97,311 County in Iowa, United States
Story County 97,117 County in Iowa, United States
Dallas County 93,453 County in Iowa, United States
Pottawattamie County 93,206 County in Iowa, United States of America
Sioux City 82,651 City in Iowa, United States of America
Iowa City 75,130 City in Johnson County, Iowa
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