Polk County, Oregon 

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Population

87,744

+8.0% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$51,880

Median Home Price

$396,100

Median Age

37.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 5.4

summer / winter

United States / Oregon / Salem / Polk County / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Polk County, Oregon

Capital city - North-central Oregon in Willamette Valley, 50 miles south of Portland. July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Polk County, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

polk, OR 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
Small-town atmosphere
Nearby recreation
Close to Portland
Cons
Clouds and rain
Crime
Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Salem Metro Area

Salem is the state capital and an agricultural center. State government buildings dominate a small but attractive and progressive downtown core. Surrounding built-up areas are unremarkable. Local agriculture includes orchards, fruits, grapes, nursery stock, and vegetables; the type of agriculture and rolling, moist terrain make for an attractive landscape.


QUICK FACTS

Country: United States
State: Oregon
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Salem
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Dallas, Independence, 8 total
Zip Codes: 97304 97338 97361 97351 97347 97344 97371
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 196 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Polk County is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Polk County jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 6.5% higher 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 narrowly Republican, 49.1% to 47.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Polk County's population is 87,744 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Polk County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.0%.

SCHOOLS
Polk County public schools spend $9,807 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.6 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 16.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Polk is .

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ZIP CODES IN POLK COUNTY, OREGON
97304 97338 97361 97351 97347 97344 97371

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