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Polk County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 32,277 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 31,369 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,450
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,789
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,927
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,465 (it was 3,143 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

27%

Land area: 1970 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (48.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Polk County, MN (2017)
    • 28,08189.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0206.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6972.2%Two or more races
    • 5111.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3691.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2660.8%Asian alone
    • 130.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years
Males: 16,345  (50.6%)
Females: 15,932  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,399 ($35,105 in 1999)
This county:

$57,399
Minnesota:

$68,388

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $593 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $762)
This county:

$593
State:

$859


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $137,890 (it was $72,700 in 2000)
Polk:

$137,890
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,128 - $202,399
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,222
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $487

Institutionalized population: 514

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 47
  • Thefts: 162
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 84 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1998: 138 buildings, average cost: $83,000
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2002: 112 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 162 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2004: 118 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2005: 134 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2007: 109 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2008: 66 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2010: 56 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 90 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2014: 68 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2015: 65 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2016: 63 buildings, average cost: $230,100
  • 2017: 92 buildings, average cost: $210,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, MN residents
Average permit cost in Polk, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,693 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,657 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polk, MN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, MN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
Polk County:

11.4%
Minnesota:

9.5%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for American Indian residents, 17.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.6 years old
(Males: 37.1 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 21.8 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Asian residents: 37.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 26.2 years old)

Area name: Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crookston, East Grand Forks, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh, Erskine, Fisher, Climax, Winger, Mentor.

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

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Neighboring counties: Stevens County, Washington , Petroleum County, Montana , Roosevelt County, Montana , Red Lake County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Polk, MN
County total employment by year in Polk, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Polk, MN

Current college students: 2,029
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,109 (39.2% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

3.4%
Whole state:

8.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6332010 or later
  • 1862000 to 2009
  • 1711990 to 1999
  • 1261980 to 1989
  • 991970 to 1979
  • 170Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.6%

Polk County marital status for males Polk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,005
  • One, attached: 360
  • Two: 296
  • 3 or 4: 267
  • 5 to 9: 246
  • 10 to 19: 751
  • 20 to 49: 835
  • 50 or more: 353
  • Mobile homes: 885
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 4,970 (170 second mortgage, 407 home equity loan, 42 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,368

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,58235
Catholic6,50013
Evangelical Protestant3,31139
Other2926
None11,915-
Polk County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Polk County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

5.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.6%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 732 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,900
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.46
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,725
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.28%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $158,634
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.28%
Corn for grain: 13842 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 327224 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 229293 harvested acres
Vegetables: 75 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from Polk County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 716.3 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 285.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from Polk County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2010 to June 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1921: July 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1921, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3304: March 26, 2009, FEMA Id: 3304, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2002 to June 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1419: June 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1419, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 03, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1370: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Ice Storms, Flooding and Heavy Rains, Incident Period: March 01, 1999 to May 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1288: August 26, 1999, FEMA Id: 1288, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,121 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 861 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 96 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 113 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 428 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 964 (7.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • El Salvador (16%)
  • Somalia (12%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Kenya (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • Norwegian (32%)
  • German (16%)
  • American (5%)
  • Scandinavian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Irish (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Polk County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 644 people in nursing homes
  • 430 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 128 people in religious group quarters
  • 109 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 76 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Polk County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 540 people in college/university student housing
  • 367 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 150 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 147 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,423.

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.28% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($14,325 average AGI)
3.99% relocated from other states ($27,012 average AGI)
Polk County:

3.99%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grand Forks County, ND  1.99% ($43,242 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($31,265)
from Cass County, ND  0.25% ($45,581)
from Pennington County, MN  0.19% ($41,261)
from Beltrami County, MN  0.16% ($36,950)


6.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.62% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($15,952 average AGI)
4.25% relocated to other states ($26,665 average AGI)
Polk County:

4.25%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Forks County, ND  2.18% ($41,974 average AGI)
to Cass County, ND  0.41% ($37,700)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($40,200)
to Pennington County, MN  0.21% ($35,462)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.20% ($50,200)
to Clay County, MN  0.19% ($53,208)
to Marshall County, MN  0.19% ($48,478)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Polk County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,876 (5,079 aged, 797 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 477 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Polk County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (479)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (331)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (326)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (272)
  • Unspecified dementia (263)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (221)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (187)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (121)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (109)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (98)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,342
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 868
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,862

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,169
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 903
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,277
  • In family households: 25,187 (4,396 male householders, 3,603 female householders)
    6,545 spouses, 9,007 children (8,339 natural, 184 adopted, 464 stepchildren), 344 grandchildren, 164 brothers or sisters, 180 parents, 279 other relatives, 621 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,710 (2,282 male householders (1,987 living alone)), 2,480 female householders (2,132 living alone)), 929 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,354

Size of family households: 4,068 2-persons, 1,432 3-persons, 1,334 4-persons, 722 5-persons, 267 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,120 1-person, 534 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

5,309 married couples with children.
1,721 single-parent households (610 men, 1,111 women).

92.3% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $239,939,000 ($7,709 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,231,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $75,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $40,543,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,339,000
Federal grants: $62,222,000
Federal procurement contracts: $18,234,000 ($15,960,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,774,000 ($3,206,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $9,950,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,097,000
Federal Government insurance: $235,291,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,841
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,961
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +160
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -245
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.75 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0

Year house built in Polk County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Polk County, Minnesota
  • 2432014 or later
  • 3132010 to 2013
  • 1,5622000 to 2009
  • 1,7341990 to 1999
  • 1,2901980 to 1989
  • 2,6251970 to 1979
  • 1,3101960 to 1969
  • 1,7851950 to 1959
  • 7091940 to 1949
  • 3,2801939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Minnesota
  • 151 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 1693 rooms
  • 6064 rooms
  • 1,4725 rooms
  • 1,7656 rooms
  • 1,4787 rooms
  • 1,3458 rooms
  • 2,4369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
  • 1731 room
  • 2932 rooms
  • 7273 rooms
  • 8774 rooms
  • 5915 rooms
  • 3266 rooms
  • 3247 rooms
  • 808 rooms
  • 529+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Minnesota
  • 17no bedroom
  • 2541 bedroom
  • 1,5432 bedrooms
  • 4,0103 bedrooms
  • 2,6364 bedrooms
  • 8765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Minnesota
  • 176no bedroom
  • 1,0541 bedroom
  • 1,3102 bedrooms
  • 6123 bedrooms
  • 2434 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 193no vehicle
  • 1,9501 vehicle
  • 4,2512 vehicles
  • 1,9143 vehicles
  • 6764 vehicles
  • 3525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 614no vehicle
  • 1,7551 vehicle
  • 8552 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles

86.5% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Minnesota.

Polk County:

86.5%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 17,133
  • Other state: 13,615
  • Northeast: 309
  • Midwest: 10,787
  • South: 1,165
  • West: 1,385
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.9%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 22.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.2%Electricity
  • 29.0%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 426
Here:

12.8%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 93
Here:

5.4%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 86
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

22.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Polk County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,964,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,238,000
    Other: $2,406,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,833,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,556,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $4,233,000
    Regular Highways: $3,345,000
    Financial Administration: $2,770,000
    Health - Other: $2,750,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,433,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,333,000
    General - Other: $1,381,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,191,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000
    Libraries: $246,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $878,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,146,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,970,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,660,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,335,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,515,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,290,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,760,000
    Special Assessments: $2,792,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,291,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,152,000
    Public Welfare: $10,009,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,383,000
    Other: $595,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,313,000
    Other License: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,964,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,238,000
    Other: $2,406,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,833,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,556,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $4,233,000
    Regular Highways: $3,345,000
    Financial Administration: $2,770,000
    Health - Other: $2,750,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,433,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,333,000
    General - Other: $1,381,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,191,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000
    Libraries: $246,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $878,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,146,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,970,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,660,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,335,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,515,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,290,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,760,000
    Special Assessments: $2,792,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,291,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,152,000
    Public Welfare: $10,009,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,383,000
    Other: $595,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,313,000
    Other License: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,964,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,238,000
    Other: $2,406,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,833,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,556,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $4,233,000
    Regular Highways: $3,345,000
    Financial Administration: $2,770,000
    Health - Other: $2,750,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,433,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,333,000
    General - Other: $1,381,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,191,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000
    Libraries: $246,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $878,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,146,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,970,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,660,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,335,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,515,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,290,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,760,000
    Special Assessments: $2,792,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,291,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,152,000
    Public Welfare: $10,009,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,383,000
    Other: $595,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,313,000
    Other License: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,964,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,238,000
    Other: $2,406,000
    Regular Highways: $344,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,833,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $11,556,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $4,233,000
    Regular Highways: $3,345,000
    Financial Administration: $2,770,000
    Health - Other: $2,750,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,433,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,333,000
    General - Other: $1,381,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,191,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $293,000
    Libraries: $246,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $878,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $1,146,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,970,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,660,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,335,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,515,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,290,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,760,000
    Special Assessments: $2,792,000
    Interest Earnings: $200,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,110,000
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,291,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,261,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,152,000
    Public Welfare: $10,009,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,195,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,383,000
    Other: $595,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,313,000
    Other License: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 597
  • Number of aged recipients: 119
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 478
  • Number of recipients under 18: 57
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 362
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 178
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 297
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 225
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED110$125,927185$114,757655$120,93189$44,3489$911,88977$113,94818$64,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$129,3338$87,00032$114,8139$48,2220$01$121,0004$59,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$138,36423$98,261130$124,31531$28,9030$07$119,0006$90,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$127,30014$129,35784$130,1677$91,4290$06$185,0003$131,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$180,00019$105,3164$52,2500$01$84,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$122,41430$144,9670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$54,0005$178,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$313,0009$124,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$150,0001$134,0001$150,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Polk, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Polk, MN - Value
Most common first names in Polk County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22378.4 years
Mary14882.1 years
George12579.0 years
Anna11984.5 years
Clara11285.5 years
William11177.5 years
Oscar10681.0 years
Carl10581.7 years
Arthur10480.2 years
Robert9970.9 years
Most common last names in Polk County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson27580.1 years
Anderson18878.1 years
Olson18178.3 years
Hanson13981.0 years
Nelson13679.4 years
Larson11081.8 years
Erickson9682.1 years
Peterson9178.9 years
Thompson7078.7 years
Carlson6879.5 years
Businesses in Polk County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Jimmy John's2
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance1
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen3Super 81
Domino's Pizza1True Value2
FedEx5U-Haul1
Ford1UPS3
H&R Block2Walmart1