Polk County, Nebraska Population 2021

Polk County, Nebraska's estimated population is 5,159 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Nebraska is the 54th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 5,394 and has seen a growth of -4.36% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20215,159-27-0.52%
20205,186-27-0.52%
20195,213-27-0.52%
20185,240-69-1.30%
20175,3091192.29%
20165,190190.37%
20155,171-97-1.84%
20145,268260.50%
20135,242-24-0.46%
20125,266-70-1.31%
20115,336-58-1.08%
20105,394-281-4.95%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.52%
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat
2010 Population
5,394
Growth Since 2010
-4.36%
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Polk County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,08497.30%
Two or More Races701.34%
Some Other Race490.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.25%
Black or African American90.17%
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Polk County, Nebraska Population by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Polk County, Nebraska Median Age

45.1


Total

45.3


Male

44.8


Female

Polk County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,026 adults, (1,139 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Nebraska.

Polk County, Nebraska Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

2,679

51.27%

Male

2,546

48.73%

Polk County, Nebraska Population by Age

Polk County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.8%9.2%
All83.1%16.9%
Non Family74.3%25.7%
Female64.9%35.1%
Male47.9%52.1%

83.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0522.5183.1
Married1,2673.0390.8
Non Family6031.1174.3
Female1113.8464.9
Male712.8647.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade721.98%
9th to 12th Grade2416.62%
High School Graduate1,12931.03%
Some College90824.96%
Associates Degree49413.58%
Bachelors Degree62517.18%
Graduate Degree1694.65%
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Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,4753,232783
Hispanic12158
2+ Races26199
Other Race18
Native American13132
Black83

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.62%.

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,676$47,500$30,505
Less Than 9th Grade$37,361$39,792$31,406
High School Graduate$32,284$44,239$23,618
Some College$38,179$48,167$31,315
Bachelors Degree$48,839$68,095$30,536
Graduate Degree$56,250$$63,000

$38,676

Average Earnings

$47,500

Average Male

$30,505

Average Female

Polk County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Polk County, Nebraska Language

93.99% of Polk County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 6.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Polk County, Nebraska Language

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,7593757.88%
Hispanic287124.18%
Multiple7045.71%
Black9222.22%

7.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.63%

Male Poverty Rate

9.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is Black, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 4.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.16%.

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.42%
High School8.04%
Some College3.47%
Bachelors or Greater1.79%

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed67.19%
Female Unemployed54.05%
Female Employed3.41%
Male Employed2.04%

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,719$75,104
Families$77,532$87,669
Married Families$82,525-
Non Families$34,219$40,891
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

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337

Number of Veterans

323

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam115
Second Gulf War37
Korea35
First Gulf War33
World War II32

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+123
65 to 7495
35 to 5466
55 to 6447
18 to 346

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3348.47%
Native American323.08%

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.52%

Born in Polk County, Nebraska

96.98%

Native Born

3.02%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

1.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.98% of Polk County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 79.52% having been born in Nebraska. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polk County, Nebraska Place of Birth

  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

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