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Polk City is a town in Iowa with a population of 4,313. Polk City is in Polk County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Polk City offers residents a suburban 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.
About Polk City...
Population
4,313

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    130
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108
    500
  • Theft
    325
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Polk City

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,188
National
$55,322
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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.