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Polk township, IN map Land area: 42.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,784 (5% urban, 95% rural)
Males: 1,423  (51.1%)
Females: 1,361  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,784 (2,491 owner occupied, 293 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

29%


Races in Polk township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 37.0
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.75

Polk township:

2.8 people
Indiana:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,674 ($45,457 in 1999)
This township:

$49,674
Indiana:

$45,424

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $391, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$413
State:

$545

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $131,547 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Polk township:

$131,547
Indiana:

$123,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,432 - $179,553

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,053
Here:

$180,053
State:

$155,412

Mobile homes: $150,129
Here:

$150,129
State:

$33,761
Population density: 66 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.3%
Whole state:

9.5%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Polk township: Braun Farms (A), J and B Hog Farm (B), Wendy Hill Farms (C), Sunny Acres (D), Polk Township Voluntary Fire Department Station 2 (E), Polk Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Polk township include: Blissville Church (A), Center Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Barber Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: South Branch Pine Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 90 (6% naturalized citizens)

Polk township:  3.2%
State:  3.1%

75% of Polk township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Indiana.

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

  • This state: 2186
  • Northeast: 67
  • Midwest: 359
  • South: 74
  • West: 28

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,400

Polk township, Indiana satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 924
  • Mobile homes: 146

Median worth of mobile homes: $54,300


Housing units in Polk township with a mortgage: 382 (70 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 183

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 30
  • 1995 to 1998: 86
  • 1990 to 1994: 97
  • 1980 to 1989: 152
  • 1970 to 1979: 230
  • 1960 to 1969: 91
  • 1950 to 1959: 100
  • 1940 to 1949: 55
  • 1939 or earlier: 229

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 276
  • 6 rooms: 191
  • 7 rooms: 159
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9 or more rooms: 114

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk township, Indiana:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 51
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 562
  • 4 bedrooms: 165
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 46
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 111
  • 2 vehicles: 412
  • 3 vehicles: 260
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

Cars and other vehicles available in Polk township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk township:

  • German (40.9%)
  • United States or American (14.5%)
  • Polish (6.8%)
  • English (6.6%)
  • Dutch (4.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.1%)
  • Irish (3.2%)

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

  • Canada (50%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Australia (12%)
  • Netherlands (7%)
  • Bolivia (7%)
  • Poland (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,096 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 122 (9%)
  • Walked: 52 (4%)
  • Other means: 52 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)

95.6% of residents of Polk township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (9% speak English very well, 91% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,804
  • In family households: 2,542 (624 male householders, 161 female householders)
    626 spouses, 991 children (892 natural, 21 adopted, 78 stepchildren), 33 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 38 other relatives, 43 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 262 (122 male householders (90 living alone)), 104 female householders (99 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 341 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 186 4-persons, 74 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 189 1-person, 37 2-persons,

622 married couples with children.
118 single-parent households (46 men, 72 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 64
Here:

15.0%
Indiana:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

61.5%
Indiana:

23.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Polk township:

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