Polk, Wisconsin 

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Population

3,964

-0.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Median Income

$83,776

Median Home Price

$314,200

Best Places to Live in Polk, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Polk, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
Cons
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate


What Bert Has To Say About Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area

Somewhat in the economic and cultural shadow of Chicago 90 miles south, Milwaukee is nevertheless a self-sufficient city, as well as a commercial and cultural center for Wisconsin and particularly its more populous southeastern portions. A melting pot for 19th-century immigrants from northern Europe, the city has kept up old-world traditions, most notably the brewing (and consumption) of beer. Following a period of industrial decline- including the brewing industry- the city has revitalized some areas, particularly downtown, and created an area of lakefront parks and museums. The business picture has changed to include more financial services and retailing companies along with the traditional base of metal products, electrical equipment, and machine tools. The area is headquarters to a surprising list of Mid-sized corporations, including Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which operate plants in the vicinity, and service players like Manpower, Inc., Northwestern Mutual and retailer Kohl’s.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Polk
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk is 2.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk's cost of living is 9.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Polk's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Polk, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Washington county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk's population is 3,964 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk is $314,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Polk public schools spend $10,560 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Polk. More Education


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Reviews for Polk   1 Reviews
Great place to live... - 7/10/2007
I have been living in POLK, WI for about 4 years... Awesome community. Close enough to larger cities (West Bend < 15 minutes) (Milwaukee ~ 30 minutes) and the commute... Read More

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