Cities & Towns in Polk County, IA

Polk County, county in Iowa, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 494,281 inhabitants. The county was created 177 years ago in 1846. Its county seat is Des Moines.

There are 17 city/town in Polk County, IA. The largest city of Polk County is Des Moines with a population of 212,312. Other cities include, Ankeny population 70,068, West Des Moines population 69,057, Urbandale population 44,650, Johnston population 23,092

Des Moines
Des Moines

Des Moines, The capital of Iowa.


Ankeny, The most populous city in Polk County, Iowa.

West Des Moines
West Des Moines

West Des Moines, The most populous city in Dallas County, Iowa.

The rolling hills and fertile farmlands of central Iowa are home to Polk County, which contains a diverse collection of cities and towns. Anchored by Des Moines, Iowa's vibrant capital and largest city, Polk County offers a mix of urban amenities and small-town Iowa charm.

Just northwest of Des Moines lies the suburban city of Ankeny, one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, known for its quality schools, parks, and shopping. The historic town of Bondurant showcases its agricultural heritage with the annual Bondurant Farmers Market. Small-town living thrives in the friendly communities of Altoona, Mitchellville, Polk City, and Elkhart.

Polk County's many natural treasures include the Saylorville Lake reservoir and the lush woods and wetlands of Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt. And attractions like Living History Farms in Urbandale and the adventure park at Jester Park offer family-friendly destinations.

With its blend of big-city opportunities, small-town hospitality, and abundant natural beauty, Polk County provides an authentic taste of the Midwest heartland lifestyle. Its diversity of communities offers something for residents and visitors alike.

All Polk County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Polk County.

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City Name Title Population
Alleman City in Polk County, Iowa, United States 447
Altoona City in Polk County, Iowa, United States 19,503
Ankeny The most populous city in Polk County, Iowa. 70,068
Bondurant City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America 7,293
Clive Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America 17,444
Des Moines The capital of Iowa. 212,312
Elkhart American city in Iowa 952
Grimes City in Iowa, United States 15,831
Johnston City in Iowa, United States 23,092
Mitchellville City in Iowa, United States 2,273
Pleasant Hill American city in Iowa 10,025
Polk City American city in Iowa 4,961
Runnells City in Polk County, Iowa, United States 498
Saylorville City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America 3,301
Urbandale A city in Polk County, Iowa. 44,650
West Des Moines The most populous city in Dallas County, Iowa. 69,057
Windsor Heights City in Polk County, Iowa, United States 4,735

County Cities on Map (17)

Iowa Counties (99)

Polk County (494,281) Linn County (227,854) Scott County (173,216) Johnson County (153,740) Black Hawk County (130,786) Woodbury County (103,138) Story County (98,237) Dubuque County (97,590) Dallas County (96,963) Pottawattamie County (93,328) Warren County (52,265) Clinton County (46,392) Muscatine County (42,394) Cerro Gordo County (42,103) Marshall County (39,495) Des Moines County (38,708) Jasper County (37,148) Webster County (35,934) Sioux County (35,043) Wapello County (34,985) Lee County (33,480) Marion County (33,168) Boone County (26,277) Benton County (25,414) Bremer County (25,311) Plymouth County (25,219) Mahaska County (22,370) Washington County (21,992) Buchanan County (21,287) Jones County (20,617) Carroll County (19,914) Winneshiek County (19,862) Buena Vista County (19,772) Henry County (19,697) Fayette County (19,258) Jackson County (19,205) Cedar County (18,485) Poweshiek County (18,381) Jefferson County (18,347) Dickinson County (17,549) Clayton County (17,321) Delaware County (16,937) Crawford County (16,834) Tama County (16,801) Hardin County (16,575) Madison County (16,521) Iowa County (16,138) Clay County (15,976) Floyd County (15,480) Page County (15,073) Mills County (14,766) Hamilton County (14,716) Kossuth County (14,680) Butler County (14,333) Harrison County (13,928) O'Brien County (13,679) Allamakee County (13,642) Cass County (12,817) Appanoose County (12,430) Wright County (12,416) Grundy County (12,217) Union County (12,157) Chickasaw County (11,834) Lyon County (11,756) Shelby County (11,430) Cherokee County (11,190) Louisa County (11,011) Guthrie County (10,737) Mitchell County (10,647) Hancock County (10,507) Winnebago County (10,277) Keokuk County (10,085) Franklin County (9,971) Montgomery County (9,935) Sac County (9,603) Calhoun County (9,473) Humboldt County (9,473) Clarke County (9,353) Howard County (9,176) Emmet County (9,095) Davis County (9,051) Palo Alto County (8,845) Greene County (8,795) Monona County (8,598) Lucas County (8,518) Monroe County (7,770) Decatur County (7,769) Worth County (7,359) Van Buren County (7,069) Adair County (7,059) Ida County (6,833) Fremont County (6,729) Pocahontas County (6,607) Wayne County (6,415) Taylor County (6,092) Osceola County (5,987) Audubon County (5,481) Ringgold County (4,801) Adams County (3,588)