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Polk City
  • Town in Iowa

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

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Polk City is a town in Iowa with a population of 4,625. Polk City is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Polk City offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Polk City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Polk City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Polk City are highly rated.

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About Polk City...
Population
4,625

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    38.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    77.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    387.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    23%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  12%

Working in Polk City

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,750
National
$62,843

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