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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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    Bright's Creek is a 4,600-acre private resort community located southeast of Asheville in Polk County, NC.