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Polk, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Polk had a population of 370 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Polk is located at latitude 41.0767 and longitude -97.7839 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Polk 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.


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Polk, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Polk, NE Housing Affordability Index is 306
State of Nebraska Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Polk, NE Wealth Index is 92
State of Nebraska Wealth Index is 87
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 370 (100%)
Population in Households 370 (100.0%)
Population in Families 302 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 756
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,814
Average Household Income $75,259
Per Capita Income $33,796
Wealth Index4 92

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $96,795
Housing Affordability Index3 306
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 175
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.51% 0.95%
Households 1.53% 0.9%
Families 2.37% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2019 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 # 240 59th
Population Density # 320 45th
Diversity Index # 213 64th
Median Household Income # 195 67th
Per Capita Income # 137 77th

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