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Polk County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 31,284 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 26,992 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,081
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,194
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,236
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,402 (it was 2,681 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 637 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Polk County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.0%), Educational, health and social services (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Polk County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Missouri median age:  38.4 years
Males: 15,334  (49.0%)
Females: 15,950  (51.0%)
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Polk County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,327 ($29,656 in 1999)

This county:

$44,327
Missouri:

$51,746

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $478 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $565)
This county:

$478
State:

$606


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $126,202 (it was $77,600 in 2000)
Polk:

$126,202
Missouri:

$151,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,251 - $194,364

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $163,488
Here:

$163,488
State:

$199,711

Townhouses or other attached units: $251,130
Here:

$251,130
State:

$185,692

In 2-unit structures: $69,555
Here:

$69,555
State:

$123,941

Mobile homes: $99,736
Here:

$99,736
State:

$92,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $991
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $338

Institutionalized population: 459

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 107
  • Thefts: 166
  • Auto thefts: 25

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 110
  • Thefts: 172
  • Auto thefts: 33
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2013: 58 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2014: 59 buildings, average cost: $126,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $845 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $765 (0.6%)

Polk County household income distribution in 2009 Polk County home values distribution Polk County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.1%
Polk County:

16.1%
Missouri:

14.0%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.5% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.5 years old
(Males: 36.3 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.8 years old, Black residents: 23.0 years old, American Indian residents: 30.1 years old, Asian residents: 23.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 17.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $353 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bolivar, Humansville, Pleasant Hope, Fair Play, Morrisville, Halfway, Flemington, Aldrich, Goodnight.

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Grant County, Kansas , Harvey County, Kansas , Hodgeman County, Kansas , Green County, Kentucky , Neosho County, Kansas , Waynesboro city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,320
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 261 (75.9% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2009: 79
  • 1990 to 1999: 95
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 22
  • Before 1970: 64
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,376
  • One, attached: 198
  • Two: 300
  • 3 or 4: 492
  • 5 to 9: 228
  • 10 to 19: 148
  • 20 to 49: 77
  • 50 or more: 111
  • Mobile homes: 1,511

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 4,524 (130 second mortgage, 379 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,259

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,56546
Mainline Protestant1,96110
Catholic6332
Other82
None18,970-
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: 4
Polk County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Polk County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

6.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

10.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

28.8%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 209 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,917
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $42.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,761
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,529
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.70%
Corn for grain: 1197 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1171 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 997 harvested acres
Vegetables: 17 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 149 acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from Polk County 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 215.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 306.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from Polk County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1773: June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: 1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Ukraine (21%)
  • Romania (18%)
  • Grenada (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Russia (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County (%):

  • American (24%)
  • German (17%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (2%)
  • Romanian (2%)
  • Ukrainian (1%)

Polk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,407 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 990 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 42 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 383 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,012 (9.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 975 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 369 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 895 people in college/university student housing
  • 302 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 118 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 93 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,563.

7.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.28% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,332 average AGI)
2.42% relocated from other states ($9,764 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.42%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greene County, MO  2.11% ($26,461 average AGI)
from Hickory County, MO  0.38% ($31,486)
from Dallas County, MO  0.37% ($15,389)
from Cedar County, MO  0.29% ($31,857)
from Christian County, MO  0.26% ($24,000)
from St. Clair County, MO  0.21% ($31,800)
from Jackson County, MO  0.15% ($20,071)


7.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.60% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($19,621 average AGI)
2.31% relocated to other states ($7,490 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.31%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greene County, MO  2.70% ($27,031 average AGI)
to Dallas County, MO  0.41% ($25,800)
to Hickory County, MO  0.23% ($20,682)
to Cedar County, MO  0.22% ($31,048)
to Christian County, MO  0.21% ($30,200)
to Webster County, MO  0.20% ($22,316)
to Jackson County, MO  0.20% ($62,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Polk County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Polk County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,522 (4,460 aged, 1,062 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 649 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (468)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (299)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (276)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (210)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (208)
  • Unspecified dementia (207)
  • Congestive heart failure (163)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (155)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (140)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (135)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 261
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,529

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,429
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,031
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 111.3
  • Other - 35.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,284
  • In family households: 24,595 (4,082 male householders, 3,794 female householders)
    6,348 spouses, 8,150 children (7,544 natural, 111 adopted, 493 stepchildren), 509 grandchildren, 230 brothers or sisters, 225 parents, 560 other relatives, 671 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,179 (1,946 male householders (1,250 living alone)), 2,035 female householders (1,684 living alone)), 1,200 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,506

Size of family households: 4,019 2-persons, 1,476 3-persons, 1,369 4-persons, 560 5-persons, 244 6-persons, 205 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,934 1-person, 909 2-persons, 129 3-persons, 17 4-persons.

4,497 married couples with children.
1,895 single-parent households (585 men, 1,310 women).

96.3% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English well, 65% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $165,221,000 ($5,834 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,111,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $78,080,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,930,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $732,000
Federal grants: $42,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,927,000 ($713,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,977,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $528,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,964,000
Federal Government insurance: $860,000

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

Births: 1,852
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,560
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +162
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,492
Here:

+52 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 233
  • 2010 to 2013: 412
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,841
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,502
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,651
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,955
  • 1960 to 1969: 746
  • 1950 to 1959: 808
  • 1940 to 1949: 516
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,897
Note: State values scaled to Polk population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 166
  • 4 rooms: 576
  • 5 rooms: 1,794
  • 6 rooms: 1,682
  • 7 rooms: 1,382
  • 8 rooms: 952
  • 9+ rooms: 1,122
  • 1 room: 200
  • 2 rooms: 128
  • 3 rooms: 492
  • 4 rooms: 873
  • 5 rooms: 1,141
  • 6 rooms: 664
  • 7 rooms: 306
  • 8 rooms: 174
  • 9+ rooms: 118
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 228
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,370
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,464
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,223
  • 5+ bedrooms: 446
  • no bedroom: 240
  • 1 bedroom: 559
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,497
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,487
  • 4 bedrooms: 285
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • no vehicle: 103
  • 1 vehicle: 1,697
  • 2 vehicles: 3,027
  • 3 vehicles: 1,774
  • 4 vehicles: 922
  • 5+ vehicles: 308
  • no vehicle: 387
  • 1 vehicle: 1,926
  • 2 vehicles: 1,375
  • 3 vehicles: 361
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 47

85% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Missouri.

Polk County:

84.8%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 21,497
  • Other state: 9,203
  • Northeast: 487
  • Midwest: 3,485
  • South: 2,767
  • West: 2,483

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (62.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.9%)
  • Wood (14.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (0.4%)
  • Electricity (80.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 350
Here:

11.0%
Missouri:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 107
Here:

5.4%
Missouri:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,276
Here:

60.7%
Missouri:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Polk County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $370,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,920,000
    Police Protection: $740,000
    Financial Administration: $332,000
    Central Staff Services: $289,000
    General - Other: $210,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $150,000
    Corrections - Other: $120,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $229,000
    Regular Highways: $205,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,049,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $420,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $100,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Interest Earnings: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,093,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,153,000
    Property: $510,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $250,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 715
  • Number of aged recipients: 46
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 669
  • Number of recipients under 18: 98
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 505
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 112
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 278
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 335
Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Polk County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19974.2 years
William16776.5 years
John15573.8 years
Mary13179.7 years
Robert11171.6 years
Charles10876.7 years
George8476.5 years
Roy5778.1 years
Dorothy5777.6 years
Helen5479.3 years
Most common last names in Polk County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7177.4 years
Brown6578.4 years
Wilson6379.3 years
Miller5481.3 years
Davis5375.9 years
Johnson5077.5 years
Jones4376.5 years
Roberts4080.6 years
Stewart3980.3 years
Williams3373.7 years
Businesses in Polk County, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's1
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Super 81
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul2
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Maurices1