Polk County is located in West Wisconsin. The County Seat is Balsam Lake and the largest city is Amery. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.polk.wi.us. The 2014 population estimate is 43,437 and the 2010 census population was 44,205. The land area is 913.96 square miles and there are 48.4 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 91.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $159,100, there are 18,266 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,751, the median household income is $48,538, and 10.8% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,606. Retail sales (in $1000) were $423,199, and sales per capita were $9,580. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.3%.
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