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Polk County, Wisconsin Facts

Facts
State Wisconsin
Land area 914.0 square miles
Population Density 48.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 43,476
Population change -1.6%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 22.2%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 49.6%
White 96.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.7
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 0.3%
Native American 1.1%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 19.3%
Veterans 3,641
Households and Housing
Households 18,266
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.2%
Median household income $48,538
The per capita income $25,751
Live below the poverty line. 10.8%
housing units 24,179
Multi-unit structures 10%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $159,100
Residents owning their homes. 78.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,606
Women-owned firms 27.3%
Asian-owned firms 1%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $423,199
Retail sales per capita $9,580
Manufacturers shipments $958,520
Merchant wholesaler sales $134,275