Polk City is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,177 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 $90,257.
Real Estate Prices
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
Polk City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.87%), business and financial occupations (13.99%) and management occupations (13.24%).
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.