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Polk County Statistics

Facts

Land area635.5 square miles
Population Density49 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)30,974
Population change-0.5%
Under 5 years of age6.1%
Under 1824%
65 and over16.7%
Females51.1%
White96
Hispanic or Latino of any race2.1
Asian0.8%
Two or more races1.5%
Black or African American0.9%
Native American0.7%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school84%
Had a bachelor degree or higher18.3%
Veterans2,450

Households and Housing

Households11,937
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more84%
Median household income$39,512
The Per capita income$19,511
Live below the poverty line23.6%
Housing units13,247
Multi-unit structures7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$109,800
Residents owning their homes68.2%

Business Facts

Total number of firms2,961
Women-owned firms25.9%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$275,957
Retail sales per capita$9,140
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$43,310
Source US Census Data