Polk, Pennsylvania

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Polk, Pennsylvania

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Polk strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Polk Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Polk Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Polk, Pennsylvania

Comparing Polk to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 6
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Polk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Venango
Standard Zip Codes 16342
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.366
Longitude -79.929

Polk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station MERCER
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Polk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,031 100%
Male 522 50.6%
Female 509 49.4%
Under 18 120 11.6%
18+ 911 88.4%
65+ 176 17.1%
Median Age 46.5
Average Family Size 2.95
White 992 96.2%
African-American 28 2.7%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Polk Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,009
Growth -22
Growth % -2.1%

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 32.5%
English 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 9%
Italian 7.9%
Scotch-Irish 7.7%
Irish 6.6%
Polish 5.5%
Dutch 2.6%
Austrian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Swedish 1.6%
Danish 1.1%
Slovak 0.8%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Polk 1,031 $38,438
Clintonville 528 $29,135
Cooperstown 460 $41,875
Franklin 7,212 $37,433
Sandy Lake 743 $38,958
Stoneboro 1,104 $35,714
Utica 211 $23,929
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