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Polk is a township in Monroe County, in the Bloomington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Polk. For links to other places called Polk, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Polk is 38.528N. The longitude is -85.943W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 797 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 316.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Polk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47436 ZIP code.
15% of Polk residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polk was $19,405, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Polk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Polk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $193. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,288.
Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk political report.
The average commute time for Polk workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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