Polk County is located in southwest Missouri. The County Seat is Bolivar and the largest city is Bolivar . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/polk-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 31,054 and the 2010 census population was 31,137. The land area is 635.52 square miles and there are 49 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 83.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $109,800, there are 11,937 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,511, the median household income is $39,512, and 23.6% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,961. Retail sales (in $1000) were $275,957, and sales per capita were $9,140. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.9%.
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