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Polk County, Wisconsin

100 Polk County Plaza Suite 110
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: (715) 485-9271
Fax: (715) 485-9104
www.co.polk.wi.us

On central western border of WI, northeast of Saint Paul, MN; organized Mar 14, 1853 from Saint Croix County. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 956.28 (land 917.27; water 39.01) Population per square mile: 48.30
Population 2005: 44,329 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 7.30%; 1990-2000 18.80% Population 2000: 41,319 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $19,129; median household $41,183; Population below poverty level: 7.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,404-$24,201
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 28.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Polk County, Florida

PO Box 9005 Drawer BC01
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: (863) 534-6000
Fax: (863) 534-7655
www.polk-county.net

In central FL, east of Tampa; organized Feb 8, 1861 from Brevard and Hillsborough counties. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 2009.99 (land 1874.38; water 135.60) Population per square mile: 289.60
Population 2005: 542,912 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 12.20%; 1990-2000 19.40% Population 2000: 483,924 (White 74.70%; Black or African American 13.50%; Hispanic or Latino 9.50%; Asian 0.90%; Other 5.90%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,302; median household $36,036; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,723-$25,323
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 25.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lakeland (88,357)
  • Winter Haven (27,855)
  • Bartow County seat (15,824)
  • Haines City (14,530)
  • Auburndale (12,154)
  • Lake Wales (11,802)

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    Polk County, Tennessee

    6239 Hwy 411
    Benton, TN 37307
    Phone: (423) 338-4524
    Fax: (423) 338-8611
    www.ocoeetn.org

    On the southeastern border of TN, east of Chattanooga; organized Nov 28, 1839 from Bradley and McMinn counties. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 442.35 (land 435.05; water 7.30) Population per square mile: 36.60
    Population 2005: 15,944 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 16,050 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.60
    Income 2000: per capita $16,025; median household $29,643; Population below poverty level: 13.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,396-$21,141
    Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 70.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Missouri

    102 E Broadway
    Bolivar, MO 65613
    Phone: (417) 326-4031
    Fax: (417) 326-3525
    www.polkcountymo.org

    In south-central MO, north of Springfield; organized Jan 5, 1835 from Greene and Laclede counties. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 642.46 (land 637.20; water 5.26) Population per square mile: 45.30
    Population 2005: 28,892 State rank: 38 Population change: 2000-20005 7.00%; 1990-2000 23.70% Population 2000: 26,992 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 35.00
    Income 2000: per capita $13,645; median household $29,656; Population below poverty level: 16.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,742-$19,595
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Georgia

    PO Box 948
    Cedartown, GA 30125
    Phone: (770) 749-2114
    Fax: (770) 749-2148
    www.polkcountygeorgia.us

    On northwestern border of GA, south of Rome; organized Dec 20, 1851 from Paulding and Floyd counties. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 312.13 (land 311.14; water 0.99) Population per square mile: 130.10
    Population 2005: 40,479 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 12.80% Population 2000: 38,127 (White 77.90%; Black or African American 13.30%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 6.00%. Median age: 35.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,617; median household $32,328; Population below poverty level: 15.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,725-$20,102
    Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 30.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, North Carolina

    40 Courthouse Sq
    Columbus, NC 28722
    Phone: (828) 894-3301
    Fax: (828) 894-2263
    www.co.polk.nc.us

    On the southwestern border, southeast of Asheville; organized 1855 from Rutherford and Henderson counties. Name Origin: For Col. William Polk (1785-1834), an officer in the American Revolution, NC legislator, and supervisor of internal revenue (1791-1808)

    Area (sq mi):: 238.60 (land 237.85; water 0.75) Population per square mile: 80.40
    Population 2005: 19,134 State rank: 84 Population change: 2000-20005 4.40%; 1990-2000 27.10% Population 2000: 18,324 (White 90.10%; Black or African American 5.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 44.90
    Income 2000: per capita $19,804; median household $36,259; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,769-$32,290
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 26.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Minnesota

    612 N Broadway Suite 301
    Crookston, MN 56716
    Phone: (218) 281-2332
    Fax: (218) 281-2204
    www.co.polk.mn.us

    In northwestern MN, east of Grand Forks, ND; established Jul 20, 1858 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 1997.81 (land 1970.37; water 27.44) Population per square mile: 15.80
    Population 2005: 31,133 State rank: 34 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 -3.50% Population 2000: 31,369 (White 92.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.20%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 38.20
    Income 2000: per capita $17,279; median household $35,105; Population below poverty level: 10.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,007-$25,738
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 16.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Oregon

    850 Main St
    Dallas, OR 97338
    Phone: (503) 623-9217
    Fax: (503) 623-0717
    www.co.polk.or.us

    In northwest OR, west of Salem; original county; organized Dec 22, 1845 (prior to statehood) from the Yamhill district. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 744.15 (land 741.03; water 3.12) Population per square mile: 94.90
    Population 2005: 70,295 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 12.70%; 1990-2000 25.90% Population 2000: 62,380 (White 85.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 8.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 9.20%). Foreign born: 6.50%. Median age: 36.50
    Income 2000: per capita $19,282; median household $42,311; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,497-$25,083
    Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 23.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dallas County seat (13,461)

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    Polk County, Iowa

    111 Court Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    Phone: (515) 286-3000
    Fax: (515) 323-5250
    www.co.polk.ia.us

    In south-central IA, south of Ames; established Jan 17, 1846 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 591.90 (land 569.35; water 22.55) Population per square mile: 704.30
    Population 2005: 401,006 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 7.00%; 1990-2000 14.50% Population 2000: 374,601 (White 86.40%; Black or African American 4.80%; Hispanic or Latino 4.40%; Asian 2.60%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 34.40
    Income 2000: per capita $23,654; median household $46,116; Population below poverty level: 7.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $32,728-$35,014
    Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Des Moines County seat (194,311)
  • West Des Moines (51,363)
  • Ankeny (34,439)
  • Urbandale (33,379)
  • Clive (13,598)
  • Altoona (12,107)
  • Johnston (11,770)

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    Polk County, Texas

    PO Drawer 2119
    Livingston, TX 77351
    Phone: (936) 327-6804
    Fax: (936) 327-6874
    www.co.polk.tx.us

    In eastern TX, northwest of Beaumont; organized Mar 30, 1846 from Liberty County. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 1109.81 (land 1057.26; water 52.55) Population per square mile: 44.10
    Population 2005: 46,640 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 13.40%; 1990-2000 34.00% Population 2000: 41,133 (White 74.70%; Black or African American 13.20%; Hispanic or Latino 9.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 6.70%). Foreign born: 4.30%. Median age: 39.30
    Income 2000: per capita $15,834; median household $30,495; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,294-$25,174
    Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 30.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Arkansas

    507 Church Ave
    Mena, AR 71953
    Phone: (479) 394-8123
    Fax: (479) 394-8115

    On western border of AR; organized Nov 30, 1844 from Montgomery County. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 862.42 (land 859.38; water 3.04) Population per square mile: 23.50
    Population 2005: 20,176 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 16.60% Population 2000: 20,229 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.00%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.60
    Income 2000: per capita $14,063; median household $25,180; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,529-$18,689
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Polk County, Nebraska

    PO Box 276
    Osceola, NE 68651
    Phone: (402) 747-5431
    Fax: (402) 747-2656
    www.polkcounty.ne.gov

    In east-central NE, west of Omaha; boundaries established Jan 26, 1856 (prior to statehood) from Butler County. Name Origin: For James Knox Polk (1795-1849), eleventh U.S. president

    Area (sq mi):: 440.72 (land 438.84; water 1.88) Population per square mile: 12.40
    Population 2005: 5,421 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.90%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 5,639 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 41.60
    Income 2000: per capita $17,934; median household $37,819; Population below poverty level: 5.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,973-$27,905
    Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Contract Awarded to Perform design services for the I-26/US 74/ NC 108 interchange improvements in Polk County, NC.
    26 acres of temporary workspaces at six existing Transco meter and regulator stations in Spartanburg County, SC and Polk County, NC for the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II.
    Bright's Creek is a 4,600-acre private resort community located southeast of Asheville in Polk County, NC.