Polk County, Wisconsin Population 2018

Polk County, Wisconsin's estimated population is 43,450 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Wisconsin is the 33rd largest county in Wisconsin.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201743,450-33-0.08%
201643,4831860.43%
201643,297640.15%
201543,233-109-0.25%
201443,342250.06%
201343,317-202-0.46%
201243,519-431-0.98%
201143,950-210-0.48%
201044,1609,38727.00%
199034,7732,4227.49%
198032,3515,68521.32%
197026,6661,6986.80%
196024,968240.10%
195024,944-1,253-4.78%
194026,197-370-1.39%
193026,567-303-1.13%
192026,8705,50325.75%
191021,3673,56620.03%
190017,8014,83337.27%
189012,9682,95029.45%
188010,0186,596192.75%
18703,4222,022144.43%
18601,4000.00%

Polk County, Wisconsin Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White41,878
American Indian and Alaska Native471
Two or More Races411
Some Other Race336
Asian217
Black or African American170

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

Polk County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Polk County, Wisconsin Median Age

44.5


Total

44


Male

45.1


Female

Polk County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 33,917 adults, (8,001 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Wisconsin.

Polk County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female

21,579

49.63%

Male

21,904

50.37%

Polk County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Polk County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Wisconsin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All77.7%22.3%
Male66.2%33.8%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female56.9%43.1%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Wisconsin Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,1882.3677.7
Married9,8462.8889.2
Non Family5,8511.2165.8
Female1,5393.0256.9
Male9523.0766.2

2.83

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Wisconsin Households

Polk County, Wisconsin Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5951.93%
9th to 12th Grade1,6335.28%
High School Graduate12,07739.08%
Some College7,01922.71%
Associates Degree3,52211.40%
Bachelors Degree4,21113.63%
Graduate Degree1,8465.97%

Polk County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,90527,8245,959
Hispanic38032740
Native American27622840
Multiple Races15014110
Other Race1301091
Asian127967
Black7872

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 19.93%.

Polk County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,972$40,838$27,408
Less Than High School$22,966$26,897$17,768
High School Grad$29,360$36,185$22,118
Some College$33,519$42,980$27,246
Bachelors Degree$45,000$50,962$39,597
Graduate Degree$55,543$57,109$54,211

$33,972

Average Earnings

$40,838

Average Male

$27,408

Average Female

Polk County, Wisconsin Language

Polk County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Polk County, Wisconsin Language

97.51% of Polk County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 2.49% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Polk County, Wisconsin Poverty

Polk County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White40,8973,8589.43%
Hispanic76315920.84%
Native4589921.62%
Multiple3979423.68%
Other3318224.77%
Black1524932.24%
Asian217177.83%

9.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.99%

Male Poverty Rate

10.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Wisconsin is Black, with 32.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.61%.

Polk County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.87%
High School9.11%
Some College7.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Polk County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.16%
Female Unemployed24.96%
Female Employed5.50%
Male Employed4.09%

Polk County, Wisconsin Income

Polk County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,039$64,420
Families$62,855$74,575
Married Families$71,475$82,131
Non Families$30,456$39,862

Polk County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Polk County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Polk County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Wisconsin Veterans

Polk County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

3,321

Number of Veterans

3,173

Male Veterans

148

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,337
First Gulf War427
Korea409
Second Gulf War283
World War II193

Polk County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74979
75+823
35 to 54717
55 to 64624
18 to 34178

Polk County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2469.84%
Indian5115.32%
Hispanic306.45%
2 or More2112.35%
Other31.54%

Polk County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Wisconsin Employment Status

Polk County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

Polk County, Wisconsin Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Wisconsin

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Amery29262839-87-2.97%
Osceola25592517-42-1.64%
St. Croix Falls21292061-68-3.19%
Frederic11331097-36-3.18%
Luck11191073-46-4.11%
Clear Lake10701035-35-3.27%
Turtle Lake 10501024-26-2.48%
Balsam Lake1009980-29-2.87%
Centuria947922-25-2.64%
Milltown917878-39-4.25%
Dresser888859-29-3.27%
Clayton571547-24-4.20%
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