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Polk County Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Polk County is 5,307, which is 5.89% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Polk County population density is 12.04 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 23.99 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Polk County is white, which represent 96.63% of the total population. The average Polk County education level is lower than the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 5,307. #54

Population Growth Since 2000, #46

Polk County

Population Density, #40

Polk County
12.04 per square mile
23.99 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:5,128 (96.63%, #54)
Black:3 (0.06%, #70)
Hispanic:180 (3.39%, #46)
Asian:9 (0.17%, #57)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):12 (0.23%, #55)
One Race, Other:82 (1.55%, see rank)
Two or More Races:73 (1.38%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:141 (78.33%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Cuban:6 (3.33%, see rank)
Central American:25 (13.89%, see rank)
South American:5 (2.78%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

4,568 (86.07%) out of the total population of 5,307 reported first ancestry.

 Polk County% of the Total PopulationNebraskaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.42%0.56%
Czech3396.39%, see rank4.81%0.47%
Danish671.26%, see rank2.36%0.42%
Dutch1402.64%, see rank1.94%1.40%
English3967.46%, see rank8.30%8.02%
French1011.90%, see rank2.66%3.34%
German2,27342.83%, see rank37.84%15.03%
Greek130.24%, see rank0.20%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish54910.34%, see rank13.72%10.80%
Italian631.19%, see rank2.79%5.52%
Norwegian1122.11%, see rank2.03%1.42%
Polish4278.05%, see rank3.59%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian120.23%, see rank0.67%0.92%
Scotch-Irish240.45%, see rank0.84%0.99%
Scottish300.57%, see rank1.30%1.72%
Subsaharan African20.04%, see rank0.81%0.95%
Swedish1,04119.62%, see rank4.41%1.27%
Swiss430.81%, see rank0.42%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American2204.15%, see rank4.39%7.12%
Welsh280.53%, see rank0.60%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 2,617 (49.31%, see rank)
Females: 2,690 (50.69%, see rank)

Polk County
Male: 49.31%
Female: 50.69%
Male: 49.67%
Female: 50.33%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Polk County
45.80 years old
36.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Polk County
45.10 years old
35.10 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Polk County
46.40 years old
37.50 years old
38.80 years old

 Polk County% of the Total PopulationNebraskaU.S.
Under 5 years2885.43%, see rank7.03%6.36%
5 to 9 years3636.84%, see rank7.06%6.51%
10 to 14 years3686.93%, see rank6.83%6.59%
15 to 19 years3436.46%, see rank6.92%6.85%
20 to 24 years2174.09%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years4398.27%, see rank13.46%13.47%
35 to 44 years59411.19%, see rank11.99%12.96%
45 to 54 years76014.32%, see rank13.41%14.09%
55 to 64 years86216.24%, see rank12.20%12.29%
65 to 74 years4909.23%, see rank7.17%7.64%
75 to 84 3927.39%, see rank4.58%4.25%
85 years and over1913.60%, see rank2.14%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Polk CountyNebraskaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population3,728, 100%1,205,229209,056,129
Less Than High School259, 6.95%, see rank9.48%13.67%
High School Graduate1,264, 33.91%, see rank27.83%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree1,479, 39.67%, see rank33.73%29.09%
Bachelor Degree544, 14.59%, see rank19.56%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree182, 4.88%, see rank9.40%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.44, see rank13.7413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Polk County NebraskaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten15871.52%28.48%70.26%29.74%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)58992.19%, see rank7.81%, see rank87.51%12.49%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)30597.05%, see rank2.95%, see rank89.60%10.40%90.60%9.40%
College13973.38%, see rank26.62%, see rank79.70%20.30%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2982.76%, see rank17.24%, see rank68.66%31.34%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Polk CountyNebraskaU.S.
Total Households2,238, 100%731,347116,211,092
Average Household Size2.31, see rank2.472.63
1 Person Households617, 27.57%, see rank28.72%27.57%
2 or More Person Households1,621, 72.43%, see rank71.28%72.43%
Family Households (Families)1,532, 68.45%, see rank65.05%66.22%
Average Family Size2.86, see rank3.123.32
Married-Couple Family1,299, 58.04%, see rank50.89%48.42%
Nonfamily Households706, 31.55%, see rank34.95%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Polk County%NebraskaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total4,288see rank1,467,464252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over2,107100%, see rank722,917123,281,364
Never Married49123.30%, see rank32.45%35.77%
Married1,34363.74%, see rank55.59%52.04%
Widowed582.75%, see rank2.45%2.57%
Divorced21510.20%, see rank9.51%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over2,181100%, see rank744,547129,692,771
Never Married36816.87%, see rank25.96%29.48%
Married1,34261.53%, see rank53.55%49.19%
Widowed27812.75%, see rank9.13%9.16%
Divorced1938.85%, see rank11.36%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Polk County%NebraskaU.S.
Native5,18597.70%, see rank93.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence4,34581.87%, see rank65.36%58.73%
Born in Different State83415.72%, see rank27.42%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
60.11%, see rank0.73%1.42%
Foreign Born1222.30%, see rank6.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship350.66%, see rank2.30%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship871.64%, see rank4.19%7.09%
Born In Europe60.11%, see rank0.51%1.53%
Born In Asia30.06%, see rank1.71%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.51%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1132.13%, see rank3.65%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.08%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Polk County%NebraskaU.S.
English2,13795.49%, see rank89.37%79.39%
Spanish743.31%, see rank6.44%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages210.94%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages60.27%, see rank1.37%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.69%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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