Polk County NE Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,244
Population in Households 5,120
Population in Familes 4,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,188
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,497
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,636 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 552 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $116,711
Average Home Value $144,697


Median Household Income $52,140
Average Household Income $68,548
Per Capita Income $28,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.43%
Households -0.17% -0.27%
Families -0.26% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polk County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 42nd
Population Density1 # 40 58th
Diversity Index2 # 55 42nd
Median Household Income # 23 76th
Per Capita Income # 16 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.