For population 25 years and over in Polk:
For population 15 years and over in Polk borough:
18 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,444 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Youngstown, OH (42.0 miles , pop. 82,026).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (64.4 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (268.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Utica borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Franklin, PA (2.3 miles ), Sugarcreek borough, PA (2.6 miles ), New Lebanon borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Sandy Lake borough, PA (2.8 miles ), Cooperstown borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Stoneboro borough, PA (3.1 miles ), Seneca, PA (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 79.93 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Polk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -232 (-18.4%).
Work and jobs in Polk: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Polk, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Polk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Polk borough center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.
Earthquake activity:Polk-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from Polk center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.7 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) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Polk 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 60.4 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 Venango County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 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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Public high school in Polk:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Polk and their reported violations in the past:LAURIE'S COUNTRY KITCHEN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 36.5%
(36.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
573 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Polk compared to Pennsylvania state average:
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Religion statistics for Polk (based on Venango County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
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3.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,415 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,998 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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Polk fatal accident list:
Mar 26, 1997 11:15 PM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 16, 1993 01:04 AM, 62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 9, 1989 02:45 AM, 62, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,725
Total average daily truck traffic: 88
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 6,041
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Polk)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.