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The Village of Polk had a population of 360 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Polk is located at latitude 41.0752 and longitude -97.7838 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Polk (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,742 feet.

The Village of Polk (GNIS ID: 2398994) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Polk is located within West Pleasant Home Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 360
Population in Households 360
Population in Familes 294
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 736
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $92,000
Average Home Value $130,114


Median Household Income $51,772
Average Household Income $63,804
Per Capita Income $29,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.8% 0.5%
Households 2.09% 0.8%
Families 3.53% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 246 58th
Population Density1 # 326 44th
Diversity Index2 # 284 51st
Median Household Income # 237 59th
Per Capita Income # 139 76th

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