Polk County, Iowa 

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Population

467,235

+11.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Median Income

$59,844

Median Home Price

$186,900

United States / Iowa / No Metro Area / Polk County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Polk County, Iowa

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

Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Polk
 $249,900 
4003 45th St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2060 SqFt
 $524,999 
2802 SW 18th St
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2392 SqFt
 $145,000 
1235 NE 43rd Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1211 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Des Moines, West Des Moines, 17 total
Zip Codes: 50317, 50315, 50023, 50310, 50265, 50322, 50266, 50021, 50320, 50131, 32 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk County is 2.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Polk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk County's population is 467,235 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.4%. 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 County is $186,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN POLK COUNTY, IOWA
50317, 50315, 50023, 50310, 50265, 50322, 50266, 50021, 50320, 50131, 32 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN POLK
$249,900
4003 45th St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$524,999
2802 SW 18th St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$145,000
1235 NE 43rd Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$145,000
1010 Mason Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$569,900
2800 Ridge Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$169,900
540 NW 68th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$330,000
805 NW Parkside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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