Polk County WI Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,934
Population in Households 43,503
Population in Familes 35,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 18,180
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 12,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,015 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,165 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,415 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $179,700
Average Home Value $209,609


Median Household Income $51,859
Average Household Income $64,956
Per Capita Income $27,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.07%
Households 0.16% 0.08%
Families 0.07% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polk County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 54th
Population Density1 # 37 50th
Diversity Index2 # 58 22nd
Median Household Income # 22 71st
Per Capita Income # 24 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.