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Where is Polk County, Iowa?

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Polk County is a county equivalent area found in Iowa, USA. The county government of Polk is found in the county seat of Des Moines.

With a total 1,532.07 sq. km of land and water area, Polk County, Iowa is the 1772nd largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 459,862 people, Polk County has a total 188671 households earning 59018 on average per year.

Polk County, Iowa offers the following attractions to visitors: Des Moines Art Center, Adventureland

Polk County, Iowa - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 19153
Area Codes 515
Time Zone CST
Major Cities Des Moines (population: 218,727), West Des Moines (population: 57,552), Ankeny (population: 51,085), Urbandale (population: 32,486), Johnston (population: 18,030), Altoona (population: 16,625), Clive (population: 16,189), Pleasant Hill (population: 10,784), Grimes (population: 9,702), Bondurant (population: 5,550)
Land Area 177,554 sq miles
Water Area 574 sq miles
Household Income $59,018
Housing Units 188,671
Median Home Value $154,400
High School Grads 92% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 35% of population
Retail Spending $16,130 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $825,244 per capita
Universities and Colleges Des Moines Area Community College, American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines, Iowa School of Beauty

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