For population 25 years and over in Polk:
For population 15 years and over in Polk village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $990 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elyria, OH (30.2 miles , pop. 55,953).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Akron, OH (37.6 miles , pop. 217,074).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (290.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: West Salem, OH (2.4 miles ), Bailey Lakes, OH (2.7 miles ), Ashland, OH (2.7 miles ), Savannah, OH (2.8 miles ), Congress, OH (2.9 miles) , Jeromesville, OH (3.1 miles ), Spencer, OH (3.4 miles ), Burbank, OH (3.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.95 N, Longitude: 82.22 W
Area code: 419
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+2.9%).
Work and jobs in Polk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Polk, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Polk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Polk village center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/10/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Polk-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Polk center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/2003 at 19:21:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Polk center
On 1/26/1991 at 03:21:22, a magnitude 3.4 (3.2 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ashland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Polk:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polk:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.3%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Polk compared to Ohio state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Neighborhoods in Polk:(Polk, Ohio Neighborhood Map)
Religion statistics for Polk (based on Ashland County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.54%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,207 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($96 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,828 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Polk)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Polk)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polk, OH
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.