Polk City, IA

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Polk City Profile


Overview

Polk City is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,809 people and just one neighborhood, Polk City is the 110th largest community in Iowa. Polk City has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Polk City, where the median household income is $95,738.00.

Polk City real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Polk City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Polk City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Polk City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Polk City is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Polk City who work in management occupations (14.27%), sales jobs (14.06%), and business and financial occupations (11.32%).

Also of interest is that Polk City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Polk City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Polk City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Polk City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Polk City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Polk City is a very car-oriented city. 98.79% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Polk City is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Polk City has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

As is often the case in a small city, Polk City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Polk City Demographics

Polk City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.45% of adults in Polk City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Polk City in 2010 was $34,561, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,244 for a family of four.

The people who call Polk City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Polk City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Polk City include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Polk City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.50

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Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 16.91

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Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 13

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

JOHNSTON COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Beaver Creek Elem School
8701 Lyndhurst
Johnston, IA 50131
PK-05
Henry A Wallace Elementary School
6510 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
PK-05
Horizon Elementary School
5905 N W 100th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
PK-05
Johnston Middle School
6501 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
08-09
Johnston Senior High School
6500 Nw 100th Street
Johnston, IA 50131
10-12
Lawson Elementary School
5450 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
PK-05
Summit Middle School
9500 Windsor Parkway
Johnston, IA 50131
06-07
Timber Ridge Elementary School
7370 Nw 54th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
PK-05
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 20.5% 40.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 16.8% 33.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.8% 6.8%

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NORTH POLK COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
North Polk Central Elementary School
311 Ne 141st Ave
Alleman, IA 50007
PK-05
North Polk High School
13930 Ne 6th St
Alleman, IA 50007
09-12
North Polk Middle School
315 Ne 141st Ave.
Alleman, IA 50007
06-08
North Polk West Elementary School
1400 W Broadway
Polk City, IA 50226
PK-04
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 11.6% 40.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.8% 33.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.8% 6.8%

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WOODWARD-GRANGER COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Woodward Academy School
1251 334th St
Woodward, IA 50276
05-12
Woodward-Granger Early Learning Center School
2200 State Street
Granger, IA 50109
PK-01
Woodward-Granger Elementary School
2002 Oak Street
Granger, IA 50109
02-05
Woodward-Granger High School
306 W 3rd St
Woodward, IA 50276
09-12
Woodward-Granger Middle School
306 W 3rd St
Woodward, IA 50276
06-08
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 24.6% 40.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 22.0% 33.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.6% 6.8%

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MADRID COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Madrid Elementary School
213 W 1st St
Madrid, IA 50156
PK-06
Madrid High School
599 N Kennedy
Madrid, IA 50156
09-12
Madrid Junior High School
599 N Kennedy
Madrid, IA 50156
07-08
* 10 is highest

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 29.0% 40.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 21.8% 33.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.2% 6.8%

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