Polk City employment information

IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Income per capita$35,570$27,621$28,555
Median household income$90,257$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$98,370$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$52,981$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$55,227$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$42,803$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate2.1%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level2.5%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Polk City is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Polk City is 69% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Polk City is 64% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Polk City is 84% lower than the national average.

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Polk City median earnings by income bracket

Polk City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%0.0%
Manufacturing sector14.2%4.2%
Financial & insurance services18.2%29.3%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%10.6%
Public administration4.3%1.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%6.7%
Education, health & social services9.0%30.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Johnston, IA18,874$94,82177%
Clive, IA16,246$91,69671%
Urbandale, IA41,157$79,90949%
Waukee, IA15,944$78,78647%
Grimes, IA9,037$78,50447%
Polk City, IA3,770$90,25769%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lafayette, OR3,770$53,8111%
Shark River Hills, NJ3,770$86,71262%
Carter Lake, IA3,771$46,92312%
Pixley, CA3,769$28,17947%
North Muskegon, MI3,769$56,8936%
Polk City, IA3,770$90,25769%
Source: The Polk City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.