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Polk County Statistics

Facts

Land area1,797.8 square miles
Population Density334.9 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)623,009
Population change3.5%
Under 5 years of age6%
Under 1823%
65 and over19.2%
Females51%
White79.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race19
Asian1.8%
Two or more races1.9%
Black or African American15.6%
Native American0.6%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school82%
Had a bachelor degree or higher18.1%
Veterans51,949

Households and Housing

Households219,540
Persons per household2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more83.7%
Median household income$43,113
The Per capita income$21,285
Live below the poverty line18.2%
Housing units279,872
Multi-unit structures14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$111,400
Residents owning their homes70.5%

Business Facts

Total number of firms45,012
Women-owned firms25.4%
Asian-owned firms3.3%
Hispanic-owned firms12.8%
Black-owned firms7.1%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$6,420,144
Retail sales per capita$11,195
Manufacturers shipments$7,178,034
Merchant wholesaler sales$13,241,719
Source US Census Data