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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy

Cons

-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters


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Highlights


  • Location: Just south of geographic center of Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • State: Iowa
  • County: Polk County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Polk


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Polk County is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Polk County's population is 467,711 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.97 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Polk County is $157,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.45%.
    SCHOOLS
    Polk County public schools spend $13,172 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Polk County.

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