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Polk City is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for President James K. Polk
The latitude of Polk City is 41.771N. The longitude is -93.712W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,680.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Polk City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50226 ZIP code.
30% of Polk City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polk City was $23,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Polk City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Polk City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $486. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,066.
Libraries in Polk City include Polk City Community Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk City political report.
The average commute time for Polk City workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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