Polk County, Nebraska

Polk County: County in Nebraska, United States


Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,406 and a population density of 5 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 5,201 inhabitants. Its county seat is Osceola. The county was created 167 years ago in 1855.

Quick Facts about Polk County

Population : 5,201 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
Different from : Polk County
Area : 1141 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.5%
Land as percent of area : 99.5%
Named for : James K. Polk
Capital : Osceola
Establishment : January 01, 1856
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 19:49:59 (7th February 2023)
Density : 5 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.94% (2010-2020)
Polk County locator map
Location of Polk County on Nebraska map.
Polk County Courthouse 'Nebraska' 1 image
Polk County Courthouse 'Nebraska' 1
Polk County Courthouse 'Nebraska' 1 image


Polk County is located at 41°11'13"N 97°34'6"W (41.1869000, -97.5684200). It has 6 neighbors: Butler County, Hamilton County, Merrick County, Platte County, Seward County and York County.

Polk County map

The largest city of Polk County is Stromsburg with a population of 1,138. Other cities include and Polk population 307. See all Polk County cities & populated places.

Polk County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Stromsburg 1,138 City in Polk County, Nebraska, United States
Osceola 842 Township in Polk County, Wisconsin
Shelby 694 Village in Polk County, Nebraska, United States
Polk 307 Human settlement in Polk County, Nebraska, United States of America

Polk County has 6 neighbours.

  • Osceola


According to census records, the population of Polk County decreased by 3.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 5,406 - census
2011 5,336 -1.31% estimation process
2012 5,266 -1.33% estimation process
2013 5,242 -0.46% estimation process
2014 5,268 0.49% estimation process
2015 5,171 -1.88% estimation process
2016 5,190 0.37% estimation process
2017 5,309 2.24% estimation process
2018 5,240 -1.32% estimation process
2019 5,213 -0.52% estimation process
2020 5,201 -0.23% estimation process

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People born in Polk County (2)

People born in Polk County, including Personal secretary to the US President Evelyn Lincoln, politician Harold LeVander, .


Other places with the same name (12)

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