Polk County NE Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,173
Daytime Population: Workers 1,903
Daytime Population: Residents 2,291
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 5,064
Population in Familes 4,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $55,266
Average Household Income $72,467
Per Capita Income $30,164


Total Housing Units 2,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,623 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $120,250
Average Home Value $146,211


Total Households 2,141
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,452
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.77%
Households -0.45% -0.69%
Families -0.65% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   3.38%


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, 2017 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 # 56 41st
Population Density # 40 58th
Diversity Index # 48 49th
Median Household Income # 14 86th
Per Capita Income # 16 84th

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