Polk County MN Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,423
Daytime Population: Workers 14,106
Daytime Population: Residents 15,970
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,076
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 31,144
Population in Familes 24,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,279
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $52,106
Average Household Income $68,010
Per Capita Income $27,948


Total Housing Units 14,914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,261 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,687 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,966 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $131,917
Average Home Value $160,766


Total Households 12,948
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 8,295
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.29%
Households 0.26% 0.22%
Families 0.17% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.6%


Polk County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 34 62nd
Population Density # 63 29th
Diversity Index # 22 75th
Median Household Income # 55 38th
Per Capita Income # 59 33rd

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