Polk County, Minnesota 

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Population

31,564

+0.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$51,025

Median Home Price

$180,698

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

Best Places to Live in Polk County, Minnesota

Small town/College town - Extreme eastern North Dakota along Red River, 60 miles south of Canadian border. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Polk County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cool summers
-Cost of living
Cons
-Cold winters
-Isolation
-Future job growth

Local Listings in Polk
 $299,500 
34253 Oak Lake Cir SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2100 SqFt
 $89,500 
804 3rd St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1813 SqFt
 $99,900 
208 2nd Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2122 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Grand Forks Metro Area

Grand Forks is located along the U.S. 2 east-west highway corridor at the Minnesota border. It is the home of the University of North Dakota, the state’s oldest and largest institute of higher learning. The downtown area is typically Midwestern with small shops and an assortment of mostly brick commercial buildings. Primary industries are related to the university or agriculture—the Red River Valley location contains some of the most fertile land in the world—and the Grand Forks Air Force Base adds to the economy.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Minnesota
County: Polk County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: East Grand Forks, Crookston, 73 total
Zip Codes: 56721, 56716, 56542, 56540, 56535, 56736, 56556, 56723, 56523, 56592, 15 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 840 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk County is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 13.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June 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 Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk County's population is 31,564 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk County is $180,698. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Polk County public schools spend $11,115 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Polk County. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA
56721, 56716, 56542, 56540, 56535, 56736, 56556, 56723, 56523, 56592, 15 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN POLK
$299,500
34253 Oak Lake Cir SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$89,500
804 3rd St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$99,900
208 2nd Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$249,900
1900 7th Ave NW
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$139,900
35190 400th Ave SE
Bed 0 | Bath 1

$69,900
622 Ash St S
Bed 4 | Bath 1

$109,500
520 Elm St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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