Polk County, Nebraska Population 2018

Polk County, Nebraska's estimated population is 5,328 with a growth rate of 1.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Nebraska is the 53rd largest county in Nebraska.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20175,328861.64%
20165,242400.77%
20165,202280.54%
20155,174-94-1.78%
20145,268210.40%
20135,247-22-0.42%
20125,269-71-1.33%
20115,340-58-1.07%
20105,398-277-4.88%
19905,675-645-10.21%
19806,320-148-2.29%
19706,468-742-10.29%
19607,210-834-10.37%
19508,044-704-8.05%
19408,748-1,344-13.32%
193010,092-622-5.81%
192010,7141931.83%
191010,521-21-0.20%
190010,542-275-2.54%
189010,8173,97158.00%
18806,8466,7104933.82%
1870136117615.79%
1860190.00%

Polk County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,094
American Indian and Alaska Native47
Two or More Races42
Some Other Race32
Asian15
Black or African American12

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Polk County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Polk County, Nebraska Median Age

45.6


Total

45.2


Male

46.2


Female

Polk County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,026 adults, (1,069 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Nebraska.

Polk County, Nebraska Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

2,658

50.71%

Male

2,584

49.29%

Polk County, Nebraska Households and Families

Polk County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.4%12.6%
All78.1%21.9%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female61.1%38.9%
Male31.5%68.5%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Nebraska Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1122.4378.1
Married1,3102.9487.4
Non Family6021.1168.1
Female1083.4861.1
Male922.5931.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Nebraska Households

Polk County, Nebraska Education

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade812.22%
9th to 12th Grade1343.67%
High School Graduate1,17332.09%
Some College97826.76%
Associates Degree50313.76%
Bachelors Degree57515.73%
Graduate Degree2115.77%

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5163,335775
Hispanic8248
Native American4133
Multiple Races13133
Other Race884
Black53
Asian444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Polk County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,325$45,203$25,430
Less Than High School$30,550$31,250$
High School Grad$32,008$42,225$17,353
Some College$34,425$47,917$26,250
Bachelors Degree$43,125$58,375$31,058
Graduate Degree$50,000$$52,750

$35,325

Average Earnings

$45,203

Average Male

$25,430

Average Female

Polk County, Nebraska Language

Polk County, Nebraska Language by Age

Polk County, Nebraska Language

94.22% of Polk County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 5.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7993256.77%
Hispanic2279340.97%
Multiple422252.38%

8.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.93%

Male Poverty Rate

8.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 52.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is White, with 6.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.05%.

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.47%
High School8.17%
Some College3.43%
Bachelors or Greater0.65%

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed76.36%
Female Unemployed67.86%
Male Employed4.31%
Female Employed4.21%

Polk County, Nebraska Income

Polk County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,991$74,137
Families$71,641$87,023
Married Families$77,770$
Non Families$32,188$38,889

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

Marriage Rates

62.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.4%

Male Marriage Rate

62.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by War

325

Number of Veterans

308

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam124
Korea57
World War II36
First Gulf War32
Second Gulf War27

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+114
65 to 7490
55 to 6472
35 to 5434
18 to 3415

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3158.01%
Indian717.07%
2 or More38.82%

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

1.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Employment Status

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Age

68.6%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Nebraska

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Stromsburg11711140-31-2.65%
Osceola880843-37-4.20%
Shelby714688-26-3.64%
Polk322303-19-5.90%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990