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
$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 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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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.
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.