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Polk County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 43,570 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 41,319 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,895
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,290
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,025
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,819 (it was 3,229 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 917 sq. mi.

Water area: 39.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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  • Races in Polk County, WI (2017)
    • 41,20299.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8462.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5471.3%Two or more races
    • 4031.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1720.4%Asian alone
    • 1330.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 250.06%Some other race alone
    • 90.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 21,933  (50.3%)
Females: 21,637  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,953 ($41,183 in 1999)
This county:

$55,953
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $612 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $728)
This county:

$612
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $167,276 (it was $100,200 in 2000)
Polk:

$167,276
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,800 - $252,314

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $206,668
Here:

$206,668
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $178,805
Here:

$178,805
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $215,007
Here:

$215,007
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,537
Here:

$107,537
State:

$159,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,532
Here:

$169,532
State:

$181,107

Mobile homes: $65,078
Here:

$65,078
State:

$52,168

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $158,749
Here:

$158,749
State:

$118,776

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,284
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $490

Institutionalized population: 412

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 179
  • Thefts: 155
  • Auto thefts: 40

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 167
  • Thefts: 165
  • Auto thefts: 32
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 289 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 336 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 1999: 343 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2000: 385 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2001: 425 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2002: 398 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2003: 440 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2004: 512 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2005: 399 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2006: 289 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2007: 215 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2008: 136 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2009: 77 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2010: 83 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2012: 68 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2013: 68 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2014: 83 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2015: 103 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2016: 131 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2017: 146 buildings, average cost: $208,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, WI residents
Average permit cost in Polk, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,661 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,566 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polk, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
Polk County:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.1 years old
(Males: 44.5 years old, Females: 45.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 23.1 years old, American Indian residents: 36.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.7 years old, Other race residents: 23.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $738 a month.

Cities in this county include: Amery, Alden, Osceola, St. Croix Falls, Garfield, Eureka, Frederic, Luck, Black Brook, Apple River.

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: Penobscot County, Maine , Forest County , Multnomah County, Oregon , Tillamook County, Oregon , Park County, Montana , Langlade County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 1,120
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 453 (63.1% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 932010 or later
  • 1292000 to 2009
  • 721990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 180Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,690
  • One, attached: 581
  • Two: 496
  • 3 or 4: 361
  • 5 to 9: 627
  • 10 to 19: 331
  • 20 to 49: 487
  • 50 or more: 19
  • Mobile homes: 1,976
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 9,174 (348 second mortgage, 1,106 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,138

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,59637
Evangelical Protestant6,48039
Catholic3,7165
Orthodox1301
Other153
None23,268-
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: 11
Polk County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Polk County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

8.0%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

26.9%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,696
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $134.79
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,920
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,858
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 36.47%
Corn for grain: 49293 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1704 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 20794 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,373 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 183 acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 94% 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 174.4 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 186.6 miles away from the 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 351.7 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 214.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.0 miles away from Polk County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.6 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:

  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Winds, Hail & Rain, Incident Period: August 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3048: October 03, 1977, FEMA Id: 3048, Natural disaster type: Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 21, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-192: April 21, 1965, FEMA Id: 192, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,152 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,337 (8.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 203 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 565 (3.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,242 (7.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (18%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Russia (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • German (28%)
  • Norwegian (15%)
  • Swedish (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scandinavian (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 476 people in nursing homes
  • 47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 308 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,925.

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.05% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($20,758 average AGI)
3.05% relocated from other states ($30,645 average AGI)
Polk County:

3.05%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Croix County, WI  1.26% ($45,524 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.51% ($33,860)
from Washington County, MN  0.44% ($60,432)
from Burnett County, WI  0.34% ($38,984)
from Chisago County, MN  0.34% ($56,097)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.27% ($74,060)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($101,020)


5.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.70% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($20,311 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($26,619 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.71%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Croix County, WI  0.97% ($45,858 average AGI)
to Barron County, WI  0.46% ($34,012)
to Burnett County, WI  0.39% ($35,157)
to Washington County, MN  0.33% ($48,117)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.27% ($46,612)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.27% ($55,061)
to Chisago County, MN  0.25% ($41,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
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: 7,576 (6,564 aged, 1,012 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 423 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (475)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (392)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (391)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (259)
  • Unspecified dementia (247)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (233)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (221)
  • Congestive heart failure (153)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (144)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (138)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.84
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,267
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 212
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,931

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,157
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 927
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.5
  • Other - 23.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,570
  • In family households: 35,549 (6,307 male householders, 5,933 female householders)
    9,817 spouses, 11,286 children (10,325 natural, 370 adopted, 592 stepchildren), 570 grandchildren, 130 brothers or sisters, 201 parents, 252 other relatives, 1,044 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,472 (3,301 male householders (2,678 living alone)), 2,802 female householders (2,319 living alone)), 1,361 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 513

Size of family households: 6,452 2-persons, 2,379 3-persons, 2,116 4-persons, 838 5-persons, 300 6-persons, 164 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,988 1-person, 933 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

5,935 married couples with children.
2,589 single-parent households (938 men, 1,651 women).

98.2% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $198,452,000 ($4,522 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,432,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $98,033,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,863,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,713,000
Federal grants: $33,144,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,378,000 ($9,773,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,319,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,275,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,832,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,763,000

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

Births: 2,462
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,143
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +81
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,651
Here:

+60 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.70 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • 3482014 or later
  • 3352010 to 2013
  • 4,5232000 to 2009
  • 3,9761990 to 1999
  • 2,8631980 to 1989
  • 3,7521970 to 1979
  • 1,8571960 to 1969
  • 1,6161950 to 1959
  • 1,2871940 to 1949
  • 4,0271939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • 381 room
  • 1072 rooms
  • 4273 rooms
  • 1,5934 rooms
  • 2,4725 rooms
  • 2,7006 rooms
  • 2,2527 rooms
  • 2,0258 rooms
  • 2,6929+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • 941 room
  • 2592 rooms
  • 8143 rooms
  • 9354 rooms
  • 7265 rooms
  • 5636 rooms
  • 3057 rooms
  • 1678 rooms
  • 1439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • 41no bedroom
  • 4871 bedroom
  • 3,4602 bedrooms
  • 6,7113 bedrooms
  • 2,8734 bedrooms
  • 7275+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Wisconsin
  • 105no bedroom
  • 9951 bedroom
  • 1,5042 bedrooms
  • 1,0303 bedrooms
  • 2674 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Wisconsin 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
  • 248no vehicle
  • 2,8321 vehicle
  • 5,7852 vehicles
  • 3,6393 vehicles
  • 1,2674 vehicles
  • 6205+ 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
  • 407no vehicle
  • 1,8561 vehicle
  • 1,2272 vehicles
  • 3823 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles

88.3% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Wisconsin.

Polk County:

88.3%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 24,511
  • Other state: 18,339
  • Northeast: 549
  • Midwest: 15,601
  • South: 891
  • West: 1,127
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.9%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Wood
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.6%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Electricity
  • 20.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 296
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 129
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 197
Here:

16.8%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

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 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000
  • Charges - Other: $12,015,000
    Solid Waste Management: $315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,105,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,974,000
    Regular Highways: $8,136,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,599,000
    Police Protection: $4,983,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,177,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,742,000
    General - Other: $2,405,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,862,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,405,000
    General Public Buildings: $757,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $548,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,184,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $824,000
    Other: $279,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,596,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,637,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,824,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $286,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $164,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,837,000
    Public Welfare: $5,010,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,679,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,633,000
    Other: $1,129,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,570,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,461,000
    Other License: $302,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $83,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,252,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000
  • Charges - Other: $12,015,000
    Solid Waste Management: $315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,105,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,974,000
    Regular Highways: $8,136,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,599,000
    Police Protection: $4,983,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,177,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,742,000
    General - Other: $2,405,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,862,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,405,000
    General Public Buildings: $757,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $548,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,184,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $824,000
    Other: $279,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,596,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,637,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,824,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $286,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $164,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,837,000
    Public Welfare: $5,010,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,679,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,633,000
    Other: $1,129,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,570,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,461,000
    Other License: $302,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $83,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,252,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000
  • Charges - Other: $12,015,000
    Solid Waste Management: $315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,105,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,974,000
    Regular Highways: $8,136,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,599,000
    Police Protection: $4,983,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,177,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,742,000
    General - Other: $2,405,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,862,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,405,000
    General Public Buildings: $757,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $548,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,184,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $824,000
    Other: $279,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,596,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,637,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,824,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $286,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $164,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,837,000
    Public Welfare: $5,010,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,679,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,633,000
    Other: $1,129,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,570,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,461,000
    Other License: $302,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $83,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,252,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000
  • Charges - Other: $12,015,000
    Solid Waste Management: $315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $185,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,105,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $8,974,000
    Regular Highways: $8,136,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,599,000
    Police Protection: $4,983,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,177,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,742,000
    General - Other: $2,405,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,949,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,862,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,405,000
    General Public Buildings: $757,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Solid Waste Management: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $548,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,184,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $824,000
    Other: $279,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,596,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,637,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,824,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,865,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $286,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $175,000
    Interest Earnings: $95,000
    General Revenue - Other: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $38,000
    Sale of Property: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $164,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,846,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,837,000
    Public Welfare: $5,010,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,679,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,633,000
    Other: $1,129,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,570,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,461,000
    Other License: $302,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $83,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,252,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 476
  • Number of aged recipients: 60
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 416
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 322
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 93
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 221
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 179
Most common first names in Polk County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28776.4 years
William17378.6 years
Robert16872.6 years
Mary15183.0 years
George13179.3 years
Carl12179.6 years
Donald11470.9 years
Henry11281.8 years
Arthur11079.0 years
Helen10681.5 years
Most common last names in Polk County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson41679.7 years
Anderson29578.8 years
Peterson22479.5 years
Nelson19078.6 years
Olson17681.0 years
Jensen11679.7 years
Carlson11578.9 years
Larson9775.8 years
Hansen8580.7 years
Erickson7279.6 years
Businesses in Polk County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Chevrolet3Menards1
DHL1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen3Sears1
FedEx3Slumberland2
H&R Block2Subway5
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Jimmy John's2True Value2
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
La-Z-Boy3Walmart1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1