There are 19 cities in Polk County, Iowa.

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City
Rank
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Des Moines1208,026213,814-0.72%2,35988.18
Ankeny275,76268,3632.39%2,51430.14
West Des Moines372,45168,9121.19%1,53847.09
Urbandale447,96845,5791.4%2,13422.48
Johnston524,69024,1090.61%1,47416.75
Altoona623,01919,6563.4%2,11010.91
Clive718,97818,6520.18%2,4747.67
Grimes816,90915,6021.85%1,44411.71
Pleasant Hill911,80410,1732.69%1,13210.43
Bondurant1010,0307,4367.04%1,1488.73
Polk City116,6125,5914.47%1,2985.09
Windsor Heights124,9635,237-1.45%3,4711.43
Carlisle134,4614,1652.04%8055.54
Saylorville142,8372,743 4146.85
Mitchellville152,4672,484-0.52%1,0572.33
Elkhart161,1318876.5%6351.78
Runnells17440454-0.9%1,0330.43
Alleman18433432 1602.71
Sheldahl193032960.33%3620.84
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Cities in Polk County, Iowa by Population (2024)

What is the largest city in Polk County, Iowa?

Des Moines is the largest city in Polk County.

What is the smallest city in Polk County, Iowa?

Sheldahl is the smallest city in Polk County.

How many cities are in Polk County?

There are 19 cities in Polk County, Iowa.

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