Polk City, IA

4,115 Population
4.3 square miles 952.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
952.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
59.7%
was 53.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
0.8%
was 1.2%
 
Percent Under 18
30.9%
was 27.9%
 
Percent 65 and Over
10.4%
was 11.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
3.8%
was 2.5%
 
Median Household Income
$90,216
was $78,903
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
31.3
34.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Violent Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available
Property Crimes per 100,000
--
No Data Available

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,389
was 1,457
 
Median Rent
$1,039
was $962
 
Total Building Permits
83
was 90
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,348
was 1,409
 
Homeownership Rate
81.3%
was 80.7%
 
Single Family Building Permits
83
was 84
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
277.0
was 290.5
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.0%
was 15%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 6
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.0
was 2.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
60.9
was 70.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
23.0
was 26.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.7%
was 95.3%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
94.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
98.1%
was 97.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
39.7%
was 37.5%
 

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