Polk City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 3,976 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +69.6%
Males: 1,836  (46.2%)
Females: 2,140  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50226.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $88,796 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Polk City:

$88,796
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,923 (it was $23,476 in 2000)

Polk City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $196,260 (it was $109,800 in 2000)
Polk City:

$196,260
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $222,023; Detached houses: $225,669; Townhouses or other attached units: $170,531

Median gross rent in 2012: $909.

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Polk City races chart
  • White alone - 3,301 (96.6%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

Races in Polk City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Polk City: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (11.2%), Norwegian (7.7%), Dutch (4.4%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1875

Elevation: 889 feet

Land area: 2.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,463 people per square mile   (low).

Polk City,IA real estate house value index trend

Polk City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Polk City:

  • High school or higher: 99.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Polk City city:

  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

80 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Polk City, Iowa as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Polk City to the number of sex offenders is 932 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,931 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,587 (1.6%)

Polk City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (13.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (124.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (311.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Granger, IA (2.4 miles ), Alleman, IA (2.5 miles ), Ankeny, IA (2.6 miles ), Sheldahl, IA (2.6 miles ), Johnston, IA (2.6 miles ), Grimes, IA (2.6 miles ), Saylorville, IA (2.7 miles ), Slater, IA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2003: 104 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,400
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $230,700
  • 2012: 84 buildings, average cost: $202,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 93.72 W

Area code: 515

Polk City household income distribution Polk City home values distribution

Property values in Polk City, IA


Crime rates in Polk City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 120101200
per 100,000 42.581.80.033.80.031.260.40.00.0
Burglaries 4425351366
per 100,000 170.0163.574.4169.196.8156.2392.3174.6172.2
Thefts 273335312711171824
per 100,000 1147.51349.11301.61048.7871.5343.5513.0523.9688.7
Auto thefts 100020131
per 100,000 42.50.00.00.064.60.030.287.328.7
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 72.585.159.663.048.732.265.041.843.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Polk City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Iowa average:

1.72

Polk City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +459 (+24.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Polk City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Polk City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Polk City, Iowa average temperatures Polk City, Iowa average precipitation Polk City, Iowa humidity Polk City, Iowa wind speed Polk City, Iowa snowfall Polk City, Iowa sunshine Polk City, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Polk City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Polk City city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polk City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 369.0 miles away from Polk City center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 293.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.7 miles away from Polk City center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 388.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polk City topographic map

Birthplace of: Derald Langham - Geneticist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Polk City:

  • POLK CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1002 WEST WASHINGTON AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Polk City:

  • GRANGER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRANGER, IA)
  • BISHOP DRUMM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • ON WITH LIFE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ANKENY, IA)
  • CHILDSERVE HABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • MILL-POND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ANKENY, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE, L L C (Hospital, about 8 miles away; JOHNSTON, IA)
  • URBANDALE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)

Airports located in Polk City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polk City:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 7 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 12 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 19 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 56 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 83 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 85 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 85 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)

Public elementary/middle school in Polk City:

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Library in Polk City:

  • POLK CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $210,873; Location: 1500 W BROADWAY; 13,550 books; 1,124 audio materials; 1,436 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 70 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Polk City: Polk City City Hall (A), Polk City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (B), Polk City Police Station (C), Polk City Community Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Polk City: Evangelical Free Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Beebe Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Wolf Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Polk City include: All Seasons Park (1), Miller Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.2. This is about average.

City:

69.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.8%
(0.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
62 people in nursing homes in 2000

Polk City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Polk City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Polk City (2011 data):

  • Luana Savings Bank: Polk City Branch at 755 West Bridge Road, branch established on 2004/07/21. Info updated 2009/04/08: Bank assets: $453.2 mil, Deposits: $376.8 mil, headquarters in Luana, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Luana Bancorporation
  • Grinnell State Bank: Polk City Branch at 205 Broadway, branch established on 1997/12/03. Info updated 2011/11/21: Bank assets: $262.9 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, headquarters in Grinnell, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Grinnell Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Polk City travel time to work - commute Polk City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Polk City:

(Polk City, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Polk City city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here: 48.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Polk County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Polk County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,841$58,0920$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,142$56,5686$1,571
Police Protection - Officers 6$24,262$48,5240$0
Firefighters 0$0 36$5,565
Streets and Highways 2$7,299$43,7940$0
Sewerage 1$4,066$48,7920$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,291$39,4920$0
Water Supply 1$4,066$48,7920$0
Local Libraries 2$5,846$35,0761$554
Totals for Government 17$67,813$47,86843$7,690

Polk City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $110,000 ($27.67)
    General Public Buildings: $105,000 ($26.41)
    Sewerage: $62,000 ($15.59)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($11.82)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $277,000 ($69.67)
    Water Utilities: $171,000 ($43.01)
    Regular Highways: $146,000 ($36.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $145,000 ($36.47)
    Financial Administration: $76,000 ($19.11)
    Libraries: $63,000 ($15.85)
    Sewerage: $59,000 ($14.84)
    Fire Protection: $59,000 ($14.84)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($10.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($9.81)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($9.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($4.28)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($2.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($2.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($1.76)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($9.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($5.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($8.55)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($7.55)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($7.29)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($7.29)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($5.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($4.02)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($3.52)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($3.27)
    General Public Building: $13,000 ($3.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $575,000 ($144.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.25)

Polk City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $160,000 ($40.24)
    All Other: $115,000 ($28.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($3.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $39,000 ($9.81)
    All Other: $32,000 ($8.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($3.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($14.08)
    Rents: $50,000 ($12.58)
    General Revenue, NEC: $35,000 ($8.80)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($1.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $231,000 ($58.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $188,000 ($47.28)
    General Support: $26,000 ($6.54)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.26)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,080,000 ($271.63)
    Property: $659,000 ($165.74)
    NEC: $34,000 ($8.55)

Polk City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($5.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $615,000 ($154.68)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $375,000 ($94.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($5.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $662,000 ($166.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $308,000 ($77.46)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($5.03)

Polk City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,131,000 ($787.47)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($110 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  0.63% ($45,095 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.43% ($37,997)
from Warren County, IA  0.34% ($33,308)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, IA  0.95% ($57,124 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.34% ($42,170)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($30,347)

Strongest AM radio stations in Polk City:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KASI (1430 AM; 1 kW; AMES, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polk City:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCCQ (105.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFGQ-FM (99.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Polk City:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Polk City, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Polk City fatal accident list:

Sep 6, 1980 01:43 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$153,7504$167,20518$191,673
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$128,890
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$93,9703$176,357
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$185,257
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.03 , 0115.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$189,2601$266,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.03 , 0115.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Polk City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polk City, IA
Most common first names in Polk City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1673.6 years
Robert873.7 years
Helen879.6 years
Donald776.0 years
Mary777.9 years
Anna683.5 years
James667.7 years
Charles667.5 years
Carl680.3 years
Joseph671.1 years
Most common last names in Polk City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson874.0 years
Fees674.8 years
Miller682.0 years
Anderson581.6 years
Conkel576.7 years
Smith581.6 years
Lee482.3 years
Sutter471.8 years
Thornton472.5 years
Torsky469.0 years

Businesses in Polk City, IA

  • Subway: 1

Polk City on our top lists:

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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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