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Polk County Statistics

Facts

Land area573.8 square miles
Population Density750.5 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)451,677
Population change4.9%
Under 5 years of age7.2%
Under 1825.3%
65 and over11.4%
Females50.8%
White87
Hispanic or Latino of any race8
Asian3.9%
Two or more races2.2%
Black or African American6.5%
Native American0.4%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school92%
Had a bachelor degree or higher34.9%
Veterans26,762

Households and Housing

Households173,164
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more82.2%
Median household income$59,018
The Per capita income$30,442
Live below the poverty line11.8%
Housing units188,671
Multi-unit structures24%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$154,400
Residents owning their homes69.2%

Business Facts

Total number of firms37,950
Women-owned firms28%
Asian-owned firms2.1%
Hispanic-owned firms1.8%
Black-owned firms1.9%
Native American-owned firms0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0.1%
Retail sales$6,714,418
Retail sales per capita$16,130
Manufacturers shipments$7,519,907
Merchant wholesaler sales$6,697,167
Source US Census Data