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The county is in the Salem metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 67,565. This was an increase of 8.31% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Polk County was $25,241. This was an increase of 15.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
21% of Polk County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Polk County include Alderman Cemetery, Ball Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Buena Vista Cemetery, Butler Davidson Cemetery, Cemetery Hill Cemetery, Claremont Cemetery, Dallas Cemetery, Embree Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Polk County include Airlie, Dallas, Falls City, Independence, Monmouth, Rickreall ... View communities
Colleges in Polk County include Western Oregon University ... View colleges
School districts in Polk County include Central SD 13J, Dallas SD 2, Falls City SD 57, Perrydale SD 21 ... View school districts
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Libraries in Polk County include Dallas Public Library, Independence Public Library, Monmouth Public Library, Wagner Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Polk County include Polk County Itemizer-Observer ... View newspapers
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk County political report.
Hotels in Polk County include Best Western Dallas Inn & Suites
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