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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
$228,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,039
National
$949
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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146
    500
  • Theft
    631
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,216
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Polk City Reviews

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Polk City is an excellent place to live because it is a close knit community with various locally owned restaurants, stores, and other businesses. There are various community events to participate in and great amenities such as parks and libraries. I have grown up in this community and have been influenced greatly by its compassion towards its members and endless opportunities for "small" people to make a difference.
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I recently moved to Polk City from Florida. Polk City is known as the city "For All Seasons," and it's displayed that much since I was welcomed to the area. Genuine connections, a happy and thriving community, Polk City offers something like I've never been exposed to before. I would recommend this as a serene diversion from a fast life. Not to mention they have some of the most pristine schools in the country for Agriculture.
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.