Polk County is located in northwest Minnesota. The County Seat is Crookston and the largest city is East Grand Forks. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.polk.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 31,704 and the 2010 census population was 31,600. The land area is 1,971.13 square miles and there are 16 persons per square mile.
94.2% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 5.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 1.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $128,100, there are 12,663 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,790, the median household income is $50,695, and 12.6% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,909. Retail sales (in $1000) were $297,780, and sales per capita were $9,692. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.2%.
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