A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$962
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Polk City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146
    1
  • Theft
    631
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$78,903
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Polk City Reviews

3 reviews
Polk City is a very family friendly small town in which I have lived here for 11 years. A person can leave their house or car unlocked, or leave their car running while at the grocery stuff and nothing will happen. There are a lot of small businesses around time that thrive off of the growing community.
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The people are very friendly here, the school in this area is very nice and the kids are all involved in making the school a better place. I would choose to live here again.
Beautiful place and beautiful people to surround yourself with.