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The county is in the Des Moines metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 393,184. This was an increase of 4.96% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Polk County was $34,287. This was an increase of 21.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 111% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
26% of Polk County residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 Altoona Cemetery, Ankeny Memorial Gardens, Avon Cemetery, Berwick Cemetery, Bondurant Cemetery, Byers Cemetery, Canfield Cemetery, Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery, Crocker Cemetery, Elkhart Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Polk County include Adelphi, Alleman, Altoona, Ankeny, Avon, Avon Lake, Berwick, Bondurant, Camp Dodge, Capitol Heights ... View communities
Colleges in Polk County include American Institute of Business, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Grand View College, Mercy College of Health Sciences ... View colleges
School districts in Polk County include Ankeny Countymm Schools District, Bondurant-Farrar Countymm Schools District, Des Moines Independent Countymm Schools District, Johnston Countymm Schools District, North Polk Countymm Schools District, Saydel Countymm Schools District, Southeast Polk Countymm Schools District, Urbandale Countymm Schools District, West Des Moines Countymm Schools District ... View school districts
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Libraries in Polk County include Altoona Public Library, Bondurant Community Library, Clive Public Library, East Side Library, Forest Avenue, Franklin Avenue Library, Grimes Public Library, Iowa Genealogical Society, Johnston Public Library, Kirkendall Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Polk County include Dallas County News, Des Moines Register ... View newspapers
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk County political report.
Airports in Polk County include Des Moines International
Hotels in Polk County include Altoona Settle Inn, Americinn Ankeny, AmericInn Grimes, AmeriHost Inn & Suites Des Moines, Baymont Des Moines Airport, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Inn Johnston Des Moines, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Clive Inn & Suites ... More hotels
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