polk County, Iowa 

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Population

467,235

+11.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$59,844

Median Home Price

$186,900

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

polk, 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: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat 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 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 or Compare Polk County'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 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 Real Estate: $186,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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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Housing Market in polk

It's a good time to buy in Polk. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Polk is $186,900.

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MAPS OF POLK COUNTY, IOWA
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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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