Polk County is located in east-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Osceola and the largest city is Stromsburg. The Official Web Site is located at https://polkcounty.nebraska.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,271 and the 2010 census population was 5,406. The land area is 438.35 square miles and there are 12.3 persons per square mile.
98% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 3.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 93.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $95,200, there are 2,232 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,639, the median household income is $52,848, and 8.3% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 645. Retail sales (in $1000) were $35,465, and sales per capita were $6,843. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 10.2%.
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