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People

Total Population 3,953
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,119
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 67.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,632
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 11.6%
Median Gross Rent $962
Median House Value $193,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 16.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Polk City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Polk
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50226
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.771
Longitude -93.712

Polk City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANKENY
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station DES MOINES AP
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Polk City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crocker (50226)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alleman 524 $81,932
Ankeny 51,489 $90,909
Granger 1,587 $100,500
Grimes 9,509 $97,167
Johnston 19,550 $118,138

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Polk City Public Libraries

Library
Polk City Community Library
"401 BOOTH, PO BOX 259"
Polk City, Iowa
(515) 984-6119
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