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 4,323 people and just one neighborhood, Polk City is the 110th largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Polk City, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Polk City, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Polk City’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Polk City does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $78,903.00.

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 sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Polk City who work in sales jobs (16.65%), office and administrative support (13.85%), and management occupations (11.85%).

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small city, Polk City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Polk City Demographics

The population of Polk City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.47% of adults in Polk City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Polk City in 2010 was $34,144, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,576 for a family of four. However, Polk City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Polk City include Irish, Norwegian, Dutch, and English.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (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

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86

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Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 20.47

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Polk City 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (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

65 Vital Statistics. 27 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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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
Henry A Wallace Elementary School
6510 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA, 50131
PK-05
Timber Ridge Elementary School
7370 Nw 54th Ave
Johnston, IA, 50131
KG-05
Johnston Senior High School
6501 Nw 62nd Ave.
Johnston, IA, 50131
10-12
Johnston Middle School
6207 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA, 50131
08-09
Summit Middle School
9500 Windsor Parkway
Johnston, IA, 50131
06-07
Horizon Elementary School
5905 N W 100th Street
Johnston, IA, 50131
PK-05
Lawson Elementary School
5450 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA, 50131
PK-05
Beaver Creek Elem School
8701 Lyndhurst
Johnston, IA, 50131
PK-05

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 15.2% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.6% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.6% 6.7%

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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

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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
North Polk Middle School
315 Ne 141st Ave.
Alleman, IA, 50007
06-08
North Polk Central Elementary School
311 Ne 141st Ave
Alleman, IA, 50007
PK-05
North Polk West Elementary School
1400 W Broadway
Polk City, IA, 50226
PK-04
North Polk High School
13930 Ne 6th St
Alleman, IA, 50007
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 13.0% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.4% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.6% 6.7%

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WOODWARD-GRANGER COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This 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-Granger Early Learning Center School
2200 State Street
Granger, IA, 50109
PK-01
Woodward Academy School
1251 334th St
Woodward, IA, 50276
05-12
Woodward-Granger High School
306 W 3rd St
Woodward, IA, 50276
09-12
Woodward-Granger Elementary School
2002 Oak Street
Granger, IA, 50109
02-05
Woodward-Granger Middle School
306 W 3rd St
Woodward, IA, 50276
06-08

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 37.6% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 36.0% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.6% 6.7%

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MADRID COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


Students Enrolled in This 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 Junior High School
599 N Kennedy
Madrid, IA, 50156
07-08
Madrid High School
599 N Kennedy
Madrid, IA, 50156
09-12
Madrid Elementary School
213 W 1st St
Madrid, IA, 50156
PK-06

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 28.1% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 20.8% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.4% 6.7%

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