Polk, Nebraska

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Polk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Polk
Standard Zip Codes 68654
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.076
Longitude -97.783

Polk Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 27 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
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Polk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 322 100%
Male 158 49.1%
Female 164 50.9%
Under 18 64 19.9%
18+ 258 80.1%
65+ 106 32.9%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.86
White 322 100%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.6%

Estimated Polk Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 301
Growth -21
Growth % -6.5%

Polk Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.6%
Swedish 29.3%
Irish 6.6%
Polish 3.9%
US/American 3.9%
Norwegian 2.7%
Scottish 2.3%
Czech 2.3%
English 1.6%
Italian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
British 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Polk 322 $38,472
Benedict 278 $41,250
Bradshaw 336 $40,000
Central City 2,998 $39,118
Clarks 361 $40,625
Hordville 150 $40,000
Stromsburg 1,232 $45,250

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Polk Public Library
Polk, Nebraska
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