Polk County, Nebraska Population 2024

5,180

Polk County, Nebraska's estimated 2024 population is 5,180 with a growth rate of 0.14% 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 -3.97% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,21570.13%
20285,20870.13%
20275,20170.13%
20265,19470.13%
20255,18770.14%
20245,18070.14%
20235,17370.14%
20225,16670.14%
20215,159-53-1.02%
20205,212581.13%
20195,154-46-0.88%
20185,200-99-1.87%
20175,2991172.26%
20165,182130.25%
20155,169-98-1.86%
20145,267260.5%
20135,241-24-0.46%
20125,265-71-1.33%
20115,336-58-1.08%
20105,394
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%
191010,521-21-0.2%
190010,542-275-2.54%
189010,8173,97158%
18806,8466,7104933.82%
1870136117615.79%
186019-5,196-99.64%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.14% (7)
County Website
Polk County
County Seat
2010 Population
5,394
Area
438 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.97% (-214)
Founded
1870

Polk County, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,79292.47%
Two or more races1983.82%
Other race1763.4%
Black or African American80.15%
Native American80.15%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Polk County, Nebraska Population by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2024

Polk County, Nebraska Median Age

43.4

Total

42.9

Male

43.7

Female

Polk County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,007 adults, (1,163 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Nebraska.

Polk County, Nebraska Age Dependency

82.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female2,60150.19%
Male2,58149.81%

Polk County, Nebraska Population by Age

Polk County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0192.5381.118.9
Married1,1893.1189.210.8
Non Family6561.1172.127.9
Female1113.6864.935.1
Male634.2252.447.6
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Polk County, Nebraska Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

Polk County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,849

Average Earnings

$52,112

Average Male

$34,191

Average Female

Polk County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Nebraska Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polk County, Nebraska Language

93.81% of Polk County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 6.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.29% of the population.

Polk County, Nebraska Language

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6043477.54%
Hispanic3203510.94%
Other1762111.93%
Multiple197189.14%
Black7342.86%
showing: 5 rows

7.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.02%

Male Poverty Rate

9.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is Black, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Nebraska is White, with 7.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.24%.

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.47%
High School6.94%
Some College5.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.58%
showing: 4 rows

Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed39.47%
Male Unemployed28.57%
Male Employed4.49%
Female Employed2.72%
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Polk County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

59.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polk County, Nebraska Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

365

Number of Veterans

343

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by War

count

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Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.15%

Born in Polk County, Nebraska

97.18%

Native Born

2.82%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.18% of Polk County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 82.15% having been born in Nebraska. 1.93% 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

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