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Polk County, Iowa

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Polk County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 487,204
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 487,204
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 430,632
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 13.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 430,640
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.1%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 23,682
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 8.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 204,633
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 67.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $165,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,382
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $538
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $858
Building permits, 2018 3,831
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 181,316
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 81.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 12.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 90.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 81.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 35.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 72.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 67.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,012,583
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,659,698
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,472,882
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,500,522
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,616,344
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,165
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 19.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $63,530
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $33,524
Persons in poverty, percent
9.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 12,647
Total employment, 2016 262,039
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 13,323,981
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 33,348
All firms, 2012 39,938
Men-owned firms, 2012 21,044
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,246
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,482
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 33,594
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,648
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 33,639
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 750.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 573.80
FIPS Code 19153
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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