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Living In Polk City, IA

Polk City, Iowa is a small town with a population of just over 4,000. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just under 35, the town's residents are notably younger than most cities in Iowa. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 90% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,118/month, exceeding the state average by $308 a month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 26 minutes, the commute time for Polk City residents is longer than the Iowa average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (50%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (21%), Polk City has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (27%). Many Polk City residents work in one of three industries: finance, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Polk City workers earn an average annual income of just over $109K, more than the state average. Polk City's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

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