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Polk County, Iowa

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Population:

  • Total Population: 374,601
  • Males: 181,435
  • Females: 193,166

Ethnicity:

  • White: 324,011
  • Black/African American: 17,248
  • Hispanic: 16,354
  • Native American/Eskimo: 1,266
  • Asian: 9,132
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 214
  • Other: 514
  • 2 or more: 5,862

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (315,690)
  2. Spanish (13,535)
  3. Serbocroatian (3,155)
  4. Vietnamese (2,240)
  5. Laotian (1,585)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 22,162

  1. Mexico (5,054)
  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina (3,131)
  3. Vietnam (2,494)
  4. Laos (1,374)
  5. India (871)
  6. El Salvador (775)
  7. Korea (590)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (58,127)
  2. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (23,622)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (19,931)
  4. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (10,011)
  5. Assemblies of God (9,975)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 96,724
    • Sensory: 10,850
    • Physical: 23,516
    • Mental: 13,702
    • Self-care: 6,913
    • Go outside home: 16,970
    • Employment: 24,394

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 1,946

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 149,112
    • Utility gas: 118,263
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,482
    • Electricity: 24,550
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 347
    • Coal or Coke: 5
    • Wood: 192
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 1,511
    • No fuel used: 762

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 287,365
    • No vehicle: 18,594
    • 1 or more vehicle: 268,771

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,864
    • No High School: 6,965
    • Some High School: 19,573
    • High School: 71,750
    • Some College: 53,454
    • Associate's Degree: 17,495
    • College Degree: 51,183
    • Master's Degree: 13,263
    • Professional Degree: 6,020
    • Doctoral Degree: 1,891

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 149,112
    • Owners with phone: 102,113
    • Owners without phone: 510
    • Renters with phone: 45,054
    • Renters without phone: 1,435

    10 closest counties:

    1. Warren County, Iowa
    2. Dallas County, Iowa
    3. Story County, Iowa
    4. Madison County, Iowa
    5. Boone County, Iowa
    6. Jasper County, Iowa
    7. Clarke County, Iowa
    8. Marion County, Iowa
    9. Lucas County, Iowa
    10. Hamilton County, Iowa

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    50007, 50009, 50015, 50021, 50032, 50035, 50073, 50111, 50131, 50169, 50226, 50237, 50243, 50265, 50266, 50301, 50302, 50303, 50304, 50305, 50306, 50307, 50308, 50309, 50310, 50311, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50318, 50319, 50320, 50321, 50322, 50323, 50325, 50327, 50328, 50329, 50330, 50331, 50332, 50333, 50334, 50335, 50336, 50338, 50339, 50340, 50347, 50350, 50359, 50360, 50361, 50362, 50363, 50364, 50367, 50368, 50369, 50380, 50381, 50391, 50392, 50393, 50394, 50395, 50396, 50397, 50398, 50936, 50940, 50947, 50950, 50980, 50981

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WHNS ( TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • WFSB (60 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • WOI-TV (76 TV) WEST DEMOINES, IA
    • KDIN-TV (198 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • KIIN (204 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • WHO-TV (210 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • KTIN (512 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • KYIN (530 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • KSIN-TV (548 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • KBIN-TV (578 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • KRIN (578 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • WOFL (596 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • KHIN (602 TV) JOHNSTON, IA
    • WGCL-TV (662 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • KPDX (680 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • WOGX (692 TV) DES MOINES, IA
    • KWDM (88.7 FM) WEST DES MOINES, IA
    • KJMC (89.3 FM) DES MOINES, IA
    • KZZQ (99.5 FM) DES MOINES, IA
    • KSTZ (102.5 FM) DES MOINES, IA
    • KPSZ (940 AM) DES MOINES, IA
    • KRNT (1350 AM) DES MOINES, IA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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