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Census Quick Facts

Population, 2013 estimate451677
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base430640
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20134.9%
Population, 2010430640
Persons under 5 years, percent, 20137.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 25.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 11.4%
Female persons, percent, 201350.8%
White alone, percent, 201387.0%
Black or African American alone, percent, 20136.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.4%
Asian alone, percent, 20133.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20130.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 20132.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 8.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 201379.7%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201382.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 8.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 12.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201391.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201334.9%
Number of Veterans, 2009-201326762
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 19
Number of Housing units, 2013188671
Homeownership rate, 2009-201369.2%
Percent of Housing units in multi-unit structures 2009-201323.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$154,400
Number of Households, 2009-2013173164
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.48
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $30,442
Median household income, 2009-2013$59,018
Percent of Persons below poverty level 2009-2013 11.8%

U.S. Census Information

Total Change in Population 4/1/10-7/1/1321037
Net Natural Change in Population (Births-Deaths) 4/1/10-7/1/1311228
Births 4/1/10-7/1/1321283
Deaths 4/1/10-7/1/1310055
Net Total Migration 4/1/10-7/1/139677
International Migration 4/1/10-7/1/134070
Domestic Migration 4/1/10-7/1/135607
"Residual" population change that cannot be explained by demographic factors132

Population Changes Historical Data over Time (Source: U.S. Census Bureau and http://www.icip.iastate.edu/tables/)

Percent of population ages 65 and over in 1930 5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19406.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19508
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19608.7
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19708.8
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 19809.4
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 199010.5
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 200010.1
Percent of population ages 65 and over in 201010.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1900 75.2
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1910 80.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 192084.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1930 85
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1940 83.8
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1950 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)88.5
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1960 ((definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)91.7
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1970 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)92.9
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1980 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)92.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 1990 (definition of "urban" changed in 1950 census)94.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2000 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)94.1
Percent of population living in Urban area in 2010 (definition of "urban" changed in 2000 census)95.1
Median age (2000)34.4
Number of residents under 5 years old (2000)27955
Number of residents 5-9 years old (2000)27210
Number of residents 10-14 years old (200025945
Number of resident 15-19 years old (2000)25121
Number of residents 20-24 years old (2000)25448
Number of residents 25-34 years old (2000)59222
Number of residents 35-44 years old (2000)61277
Number of residents 45-54 years old (2000)50606
Number of residents 55-59 years old (2000)17076
Number of residents 60-64 years old (2000)12989
Number of residents 65-74 years old (2000)21485
Number of residents 75-84 years old (2000)14712
Number of residents 85 and older (2000)5555
Number of residents 18 and over (2000)278301
Number of residents 21 years and older (2000)263339
Number of residents 62 and over (2000)49111
Number of residents 65 and over (2000)41752

Census Geography Quick Facts

Land area in square miles, 2010573.8
Persons per square mile, 2010750.5
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical AreaDes Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Census Business Quick Facts

Private nonfarm establishments, 2012 -- Source: Census Business Quick Facts11776
Private nonfarm employment, 2012239084
Percent change in Private nonfarm employment 2011-20123.9%
Nonemployer establishments, 201230463
Total number of firms, 200737950
Percent of Black-owned firms, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")1.9%
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")0.3%
Percent of Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") 2.1%
Percent of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25")0.1%
Percent of Hispanic-owned firms 2007 (F = "fewer than 25") 1.8%
Percent of Women-owned firms 2007 (S = "suppressed does not meet publication standards")28.0%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") 7519907
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)6697167
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)6714418
Retail sales per capita, 2007 (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information") $16,130
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) (D = "suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information")825244
Building permits, 20123509

Agricultural Economic Data (USDA Census of Agriculture Table 1: County Summary Highlights)

Number of farms 2012773
Total acres of farmland 2012197535
Average size of a farm 2012 (measured in acres)256
Total Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)178551
Harvested Cropland 2012 (measured in acres)170719
Total number of hogs and pig inventory 20125475
Total acres of Corn harvested for grain 201295101

Health and Lifestyle Data (Source: 2013 Vital Statistics of Iowa, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics unless otherwise noted)

Suicide Deaths 2013 (rate per 100,000 population; A = fewer than 5 deaths, information suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information)11.7
Total marriages 20133847
Marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)8.5
Same-gender marriage rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)1.9
Total opposite gender marriages 20132717
Total same gender marriages 2013 870
Total number of marriages where gender is not stated 2013260
Dissolution rate 2013 (rate per 1000 population)1.4
Unintentional Injury Death rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)42.5
Out-of-wedlock live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)338.7
Per Person Alcohol Liquor Sales (Source http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/data-show-per-person-liquor-sales-for-iowa-counties-20150108)3.31
Live birth rate 2013 (rate per 1,000 population)15
Live birth rate for mothers under age 20 2013 (rate per 1,000 live births)53.9
Gun permits approved in 2011 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)11068
Gun permits approved in 2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)5552
Total gun permits 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)16620
Total gun permits denied 2011-2012 (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)76
Percent of Population with gun permit (Source: http://archive.desmoinesregister.com/interactive/article/20130310/NEWS/130309029/Map-Gun-permits-issued-by-Iowa-county)4

Religious Affiliation

Religious Membership, Total number of Adherents in all Denominations/Groups (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)193762
Rate of Religious Membership, Rates of Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)449.94
Rate of Evangelical Protestant Adherence per 1,000 population (2010) (Source: www.theARDA.com)124.98

Voter Registration and Turnout Information (Source: Iowa Secretary of State)

Registered Voters Age 18-24 (3/24/15)27741
Registered Voters Age 25-34 (3/24/15)57568
Registered Voters Age 35-49 (3/24/15)74235
Registered Voters Age 50-64 (3/24/15)73153
Registered Voters Age 65 and over (3/24/15)50688
Active Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)103269
Active Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)82669
Active No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)85209
Active Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)1288
Total Active Registered Voters (1/2/15)272435
Inactive Democratic Registered Voters (1/2/15)5432
Inactive Republican Registered Voters (1/2/15)3439
Inactive No Party Registered Voters (1/2/15)5965
Inactive Other Registered Voters (1/2/15)65
Total Inactive Registered Voters (1/2/15)14901
Grand Total Registered Voters (1/2/15)287336
Voters on Election Day 2014103195
Voters who Voted Absentee 201462278
Total Voters 2014165473
Active Voters as of 11/6/14269401
Percent Active Voter Turnout 201461.42
Inactive Voters as of 11/6/1415610
Percent Total Voter Turnout 201458.06

County Government Salary Information (Source: Iowa State Association of Counties)

2015 County Supervisor Salary104717
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Supervisor Salary1
Percent Change in County Supervisor Salary from 20143.00%
2015 County Attorney Salary179757
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Attorney Salary1
Percent Change in County Attorney Salary from 20142.50%
2015 CountyAuditor Salary104717
RankAmong all Counties for 2015 County Auditor Salary1
Percent Change in County Auditor Salary from 20142.50%
2015 County Recorder Salary104210
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Recorder Salary1
Percent Change in County Recorder Salary from 20142.50%
2015 County Sheriff Salary148760
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Sheriff Salary1
Percent Change in County Sheriff Salary from 20142.50%
2015 County Treasurer Salary104717
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 County Treasurer Salary1
Percent Change in County Treasurer Salary from 20142.50%
Number of Board Members5
Stipend to Board Chair
Total Elected Officials Salary 20151165746
Rank Among all Counties for 2015 Total Elected Officials Salary1
Percent Change in Total Elected Officials Salary from 20142.72%

Tax Information (Source: http://www.dom.state.ia.us/local/county/county_prop_tax.htm)

General Basic Property Tax Rate3.5
Total Tax Revenues146355245
Total Property Tax Revenue141955798
FactPolk County is home to Iowa's capital city, Des Moines. In 2013, Forbes Magazine rated Des Moines America’s “Best Place For Business And Careers” for its highly educated workforce and low business costs.