Income/capita 14%
Household income 63%
Unemployment 86%
IndexPolk CityIowaNational
Income per capita$33,863$28,872$29,829
Median household income$90,216$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$96,196$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$61,409$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$56,436$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$32,117$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate0.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level3.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Polk City is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Polk City is 63% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Polk City is 86% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Polk City is 75% lower than the national average

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      Polk City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.9%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector11.4%2.8%
      Financial & insurance services19.9%21.3%
      Wholesale & retail services18.9%14.6%
      Public administration7.4%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%4.7%
      Education, health & social services7.1%34.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
      Alleman, IA499$90,83364%
      Clive, IA17,022$90,50264%
      Grimes, IA10,422$83,12550%
      Urbandale, IA41,578$81,86248%
      Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Crawfordville, FL4,115$51,7696%
      Waverly, TN4,115$38,84630%
      Ridgeland, SC4,116$37,84132%
      Louisville, TN4,114$58,3866%
      Lawrenceville, NJ4,116$109,57498%
      Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%
      Source: The Polk City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).