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Polk township, MO map Land area: 62.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 282 (all rural)
Males: 146  (51.8%)
Females: 136  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 282 (168 owner occupied, 114 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

30%


Races in Polk township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.7%

Median age of males: 42.3
Median age of females: 43.8

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Average household size: 2.37

Polk township:

2.4 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.78

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,125 ($48,750 in 1999)
This township:

$58,125
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $50,021 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Polk township:

$50,021
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,342 - $83,975

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,399
Here:

$94,399
State:

$180,542
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Brickyard Hill State Wildlife Area (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Polk township include: Saint Johns Church (A), High Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Stoner Cemetery (1), Grange Hall Cemetery (2), High Creek Cemetery (3), Linden Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: McElroy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

82% of Polk township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% lived in this county.

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

  • This state: 9
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 2
  • South: 0
  • West: 0
Polk township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11

Housing units in Polk township with a mortgage: 0 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • 1960 to 1969: 3
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 6

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Polk township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 4
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Polk township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Health care (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (35%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk township:

  • Dutch (33.3%)
  • Norwegian (33.3%)
  • United States or American (33.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)

81.8% of residents of Polk township speak English at home.
18.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11
  • In family households: 5 (2 male householders, 0 female householders)
    3 spouses, 0 children (0 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6 (4 male householders (4 living alone)), 2 female householders (2 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 2 2-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 6 1-person,

51 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (5 men, 4 women).

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Polk township:

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