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Polk County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 5,279 (all rural); it was 5,639 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 827
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 870
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,737
Renter-occupied apartments: 515 (it was 522 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 439 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 73.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Polk County, NE (2019)
    • 4,86192.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3035.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 711.4%Two or more races
    • 130.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.08%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 2,577  (48.8%)
Females: 2,702  (51.2%)
Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,691 ($37,819 in 1999)
This county:

$69,691
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $487)
This county:

$411
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $118,939 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Polk:

$118,939
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,995 - $190,524

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $146,780
Here:

$146,780
State:

$210,948

Townhouses or other attached units: $104,305
Here:

$104,305
State:

$216,449

Mobile homes: $60,727
Here:

$60,727
State:

$46,228

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,101
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

Institutionalized population: 124

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 1
Polk County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $260,500
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2018: 7 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $237,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, NE residents
Average permit cost in Polk, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,680 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,330 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Polk, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.8%
Polk County:

6.8%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.5 years old
(Males: 45.6 years old, Females: 45.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.5 years old, Black residents: 63.5 years old, American Indian residents: 67.0 years old, Asian residents: 15.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.5 years old, Other race residents: 19.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $637 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stromsburg, Osceola, Shelby, Polk.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Polk County: Ackley Valley Ranch (A), Barnt Ranch (B), Baumann Ranch (C), Berry Ranch (D), Brogan Ranch (E), Broken Axle Ranch (F), Buckhorn Springs Ranch (G), Cedar Point Camp (H), Curry Ranch (I), Draucker Ranch (J), Glinn Ranch (K), Keystone Station (L), Kramer Ranch (M), Landis Ranch (N), McGinley Ranch (O), Meismer Ranch (P), Rudd Ranch (Q), Ogallala Country Club (R), Korty (S), Ogallala Westbound Travel Information Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polk County include: Glen Echo Church (A), Saint John Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Paxton Cemetery (1), Brule Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Berry Lake (A), Smith Lake (B), Ogallala Lake (C), Ackley Lake (D), Keystone Pond-Lake Ogallala (E), Brule Creek Reservoir 1-A (F), Cure Creek Reservoir 1-A (G), Western Irrigation District Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Duck Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Lonergan Creek (C), Otter Creek (D), Lake Creek (E), Whitetail Creek (F), Clear Creek (G), Cedar Creek (H), Skunk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Polk County include: Spillway Park (1), Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area (2), California Hill Historical Marker (3), Ash Hollow Historical Marker (4), Ogallala Historical Marker (5), Court House Chimney Rock and Scotts Bluff Historical Marker (6), Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (7), Pioneer Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Washington County, Rhode Island , Colfax County , Huntington County, Indiana , LaGrange County, Indiana , Siskiyou County, California , Merrick County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

1.8%
Nebraska:

2.7%

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

Current college students: 152
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (44.2% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

3.1%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 112010 or later
  • 912000 to 2009
  • 161990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 31970 to 1979
  • 18Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,470
  • One, attached: 17
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 30
  • 5 to 9: 34
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 186

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 725 (12 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,025

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,5267
Catholic8063
Evangelical Protestant7198
None2,355-
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: 3
Polk County:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Polk County:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

9.6%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

29.9%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 502 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $281,900
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $236.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $256,285
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $142,746
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.02
Corn for grain: 110843 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 447 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 83380 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Polk County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 1983961.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/11/1977, a tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 360% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 331.1 miles away from Polk County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 167.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 393.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from Polk County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 229.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 12, 2017 - June 17, 2017, FEMA Id: 4325, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2014 to June 04, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4185: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4185, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2011 to June 21, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4014: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4014, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,290 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 145 (8.6%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 5 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 20 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 87 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 128 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • South Africa (4%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Other Northern Europe (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Uganda (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • German (29%)
  • Swedish (13%)
  • European (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Czech (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
156 people in nursing homes
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,697.

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.77% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($42,189 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($10,566 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.18%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  0.99% ($47,667 average AGI)
from Platte County, NE  0.99% ($31,952)


5.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.00% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($38,790 average AGI)
1.53% relocated to other states ($10,410 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.53%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Platte County, NE  1.38% ($34,448 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.5%
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: 1,163 (1,052 aged, 111 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 105 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Polk County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (259)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,993
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 388
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,951

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,273
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 922

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,279
  • Male householders: 1,099 (257 living alone), Female householders: 985 (273 living alone)
  • 1,261 spouses (1,261 opposite-sex spouses), 98 unmarried partners, (93 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,464 children (1,364 natural, 24 adopted, 77 stepchildren), 72 grandchildren, 60 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 0 foster children, 38 other relatives, 66 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 80

Size of family households: 810 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 240 4-persons, 147 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 553 1-person, 70 2-persons, 1 4-persons.

915 married couples with children.
175 single-parent households (42 men, 133 women).

93.9% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $39,017,000 ($7,215 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $213,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,692,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,807,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,571,000
Federal grants: $3,387,000
Federal procurement contracts: $333,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,227,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $486,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,856,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,455,000

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

Births: 361
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 358
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -221
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.06 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built in Polk County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Polk County, Nebraska
  • 462014 or later
  • 462010 to 2013
  • 2462000 to 2009
  • 2291990 to 1999
  • 1541980 to 1989
  • 4411970 to 1979
  • 3491960 to 1969
  • 1491950 to 1959
  • 1311940 to 1949
  • 9421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Nebraska
  • 31 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 1905 rooms
  • 2926 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 2308 rooms
  • 5129+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
  • 81 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 523 rooms
  • 684 rooms
  • 855 rooms
  • 766 rooms
  • 17 rooms
  • 248 rooms
  • 309+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Nebraska
  • 3no bedroom
  • 471 bedroom
  • 4062 bedrooms
  • 7123 bedrooms
  • 4204 bedrooms
  • 1495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Nebraska
  • 8no bedroom
  • 611 bedroom
  • 1252 bedrooms
  • 963 bedrooms
  • 574 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Nebraska 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
  • 37no vehicle
  • 2771 vehicle
  • 6262 vehicles
  • 4713 vehicles
  • 2174 vehicles
  • 1195+ 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
  • 42no vehicle
  • 1311 vehicle
  • 872 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.9% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Nebraska.

Polk County:

91.9%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 4,201
  • Other state: 902
  • Northeast: 51
  • Midwest: 441
  • South: 153
  • West: 258
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 36.1%Electricity
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

13.2%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

6.7%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

19.2%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,341,000
    Other: $126,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $611,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,875,000
    Regular Highways: $1,704,000
    General - Other: $991,000
    Police Protection: $463,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    General Public Buildings: $92,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,641,000
    Highways: $1,297,000
    Other: $160,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,478,000
    Death and Gift: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,341,000
    Other: $126,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $611,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,875,000
    Regular Highways: $1,704,000
    General - Other: $991,000
    Police Protection: $463,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    General Public Buildings: $92,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,641,000
    Highways: $1,297,000
    Other: $160,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,478,000
    Death and Gift: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,341,000
    Other: $126,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $611,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,875,000
    Regular Highways: $1,704,000
    General - Other: $991,000
    Police Protection: $463,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    General Public Buildings: $92,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,641,000
    Highways: $1,297,000
    Other: $160,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,478,000
    Death and Gift: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,341,000
    Other: $126,000
    Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $611,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $5,875,000
    Regular Highways: $1,704,000
    General - Other: $991,000
    Police Protection: $463,000
    Health - Other: $258,000
    Financial Administration: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $207,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    General Public Buildings: $92,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Correctional Institutions: $25,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,195,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,875,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $320,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000
    General Revenue - Other: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,641,000
    Highways: $1,297,000
    Other: $160,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,478,000
    Death and Gift: $760,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $309,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 45
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 38
  • Number of recipients under 18: 7
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 27
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 11
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 20
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 29
Most common first names in Polk County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4479.5 years
William4380.9 years
Robert3773.0 years
George2979.8 years
Mary2983.0 years
Carl2782.9 years
Ruth2685.7 years
Anna2588.1 years
Margaret2482.2 years
Mildred2486.2 years
Most common last names in Polk County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson10682.5 years
Johnson9882.3 years
Carlson4678.5 years
Peterson3686.2 years
Larson3077.1 years
Sundberg2782.3 years
Miller2776.4 years
Nelson2384.9 years
Smith2181.9 years
Jones2081.5 years

Businesses in Polk County, NE

  • Chevrolet: 1

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