Polk is a village in Polk County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 322 at the 2010 census.

Polk, Nebraska
Downtown Polk
Downtown Polk
Location of Polk, Nebraska
Location of Polk, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°4′34″N 97°47′6″W / 41.07611°N 97.78500°W / 41.07611; -97.78500Coordinates: 41°4′34″N 97°47′6″W / 41.07611°N 97.78500°W / 41.07611; -97.78500
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyPolk
Area
 • Total0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,742 ft (531 m)
Population
 • Total322
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
315
 • Density644.17/sq mi (248.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68654
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-39660[4]
GNIS feature ID0832297[5]

HistoryEdit

Polk was platted in 1906 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6]

GeographyEdit

Polk is located at 41°4′34″N 97°47′6″W / 41.07611°N 97.78500°W / 41.07611; -97.78500 (41.076243, -97.785010).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910396
192056141.7%
1930532−5.2%
1940493−7.3%
19505083.0%
1960433−14.8%
1970413−4.6%
19804406.5%
1990345−21.6%
2000322−6.7%
20103220.0%
Est. 2017315[3]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 322 people, 152 households and 91 families residing in the village. The population density was 657.1 per square mile (253.7/km2). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 367.3 per square mile (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 152 households of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.1% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age was 49 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 322 people, 152 households and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 658.4 per square mile (253.7/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 388.5 per square mile (149.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 152 households of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 40.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.86.

19.9% of the populationn were under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 32.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median household income was $28,056 and the median family income was $38,472. Males had a median income of $26,389 and females $18,500. The per capita income was $15,670. About 4.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Polk, Polk County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.