Polk County WI Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 44,338
Population in Households 43,912
Population in Familes 35,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 426
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $54,679
Average Household Income $69,400
Per Capita Income $28,650


Total Housing Units 24,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,647 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,580 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,476 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $181,431
Average Home Value $213,485


Total Households 18,227
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 12,268
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.04% 0.23%
Households 0.15% 0.3%
Families 0.01% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


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, 2018 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 Density # 37 50th
Diversity Index # 57 24th
Median Household Income # 24 68th
Per Capita Income # 27 64th

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