Polk County , Wisconsin

Polk County: County in Wisconsin, United States

About

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,205 and a population density of 18 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 43,794 inhabitants. Its county seat is Balsam Lake. The county was created 169 years ago in 1852.

Polk County Quick Facts

Population : 43,794 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
Different from : Polk County
Area : 2477 km2
Water as percent of area : 4.4%
Land as percent of area : 95.6%
Named for : James K. Polk
Official language : English
Capital : Balsam Lake
Establishment : January 01, 1853
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 21:21:26 (28th May 2022)
Density : 18 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.94% (2010-2020)
Polk County locator map
Location of Polk County on Wisconsin map.
Balsam Lake image
Balsam Lake
Balsam Lake image

Geography

Polk County is located at 45°27'41"N 92°26'29"W (45.4614200, -92.4413900). It has 7 neighbors: Chisago County, Pine County, Washington County, Barron County, Burnett County, Dunn County and Saint Croix County.

Polk County map

The largest city of Polk County is Amery with a population of 2,799. Other cities include, Saint Croix Falls population 1,157, Sand Lake population 827, West Sweden population 705 and Clam Falls population 590. See all Polk County cities & populated places.

Polk County Populated Places (more)

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

City Name Population Title
Clayton 4,227 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Osceola 2,892 Township in Polk County, Wisconsin
Amery 2,799 City in Polk County, Wisconsin
Little Falls 1,602 Civil town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States
Balsam Lake 1,419 Civil town in Polk County, Wisconsin
Milltown 1,233 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Saint Croix Falls 1,157 City in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Frederic 1,080 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States
Luck 935 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Clear Lake 908 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Centuria 905 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Dresser 864 Village in Polk County, Wisconsin
Sand Lake 827 Human settlement in Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States of America
West Sweden 705 Human settlement in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Clam Falls 590 Human settlement in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States of America
McKinley 434 Human settlement in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States of America

Polk County has 7 neighbours.

  • Balsam Lake

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Polk County decreased by 0.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 44,205 - census
2011 43,954 -0.57% estimation process
2012 43,519 -1% estimation process
2013 43,313 -0.48% estimation process
2014 43,328 0.03% estimation process
2015 43,218 -0.25% estimation process
2016 43,224 0.01% estimation process
2017 43,397 0.4% estimation process
2018 43,568 0.39% estimation process
2019 43,783 0.49% estimation process
2020 43,794 0.03% estimation process

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People born in Polk County (1)

American artist (1888-1966) Arnold Franz Brasz was born in Polk County

Other places with the same name (12)

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