Polk County is located in northwest Oregon. The County Seat is Dallas and the largest city is Dallas. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.polk.or.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 77,916 and the 2010 census population was 75,403. The land area is 740.79 square miles and there are 101.8 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 13% is Hispanic or Latino, 2% is Asian, 2.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.4% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 29% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $217,400, there are 28,239 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,426, the median household income is $52,808, and 16.5% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,614. Retail sales (in $1000) were $375,062, and sales per capita were $5,007. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.8%.
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