The unemployment rate in Polk County is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats
Polk County's population is 467,235 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.4%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Polk County is Real Estate: $186,900
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.
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