Polk City, Iowa 

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Population

5,141

+33.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$90,257

Median Home Price

$326,300

Median Age

35.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 4.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Polk City, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Polk City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Polk City, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Polk City
Zip Codes: 50226
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk City is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk City jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk City's cost of living is 2.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Polk City's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk City's population is 5,141 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 33.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk City is Real Estate: $326,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.6%.

SCHOOLS
Polk City public schools spend $21,485 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Polk City. More Education



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Housing Market in Polk City

It's a good time to buy in Polk City. Home Appreciation is up 10.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Polk City is $326,300.

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50226

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