Polk City, Iowa

Polk City, Iowa

City

Motto: A City For All Seasons

Location of Polk City, Iowa

Coordinates: 41°46′14″N 93°42′57″W / 41.77056°N 93.71583°W / 41.77056; -93.71583Coordinates: 41°46′14″N 93°42′57″W / 41.77056°N 93.71583°W / 41.77056; -93.71583

Country
 United States

State
 Iowa

County
Polk

Area[1]

 • Total
4.47 sq mi (11.58 km2)

 • Land
4.32 sq mi (11.19 km2)

 • Water
0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)

Elevation
883 ft (269 m)

Population (2010)[2]

 • Total
3,418

 • Estimate (2012[3])
3,729

 • Density
791.2/sq mi (305.5/km2)

Time zone
Central (CST) (UTC-6)

 • Summer (DST)
CDT (UTC-5)

ZIP code
50226

Area code(s)
515

FIPS code
19-64020

GNIS feature ID
0460351

Polk City is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,418 in the 2010 census, an increase from 2,344 in 2000 census.[4] It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Polk City is located along Saylorville Lake and near Big Creek State Park.

Contents

1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics

3.1 2010 census
3.2 2000 census

4 Education
5 References
6 External links

History[edit]
Polk City was settled in 1846 and incorporated as a city on March 13, 1875. It was an early contender for the seat of Polk County before Des Moines was ultimately chosen.[5] The city took its name from its location in Polk County.[6] Polk City is also known for having the only “town square” in all of Polk County.
Geography[edit]
Polk City is located at 41°46′14″N 93°42′57″W / 41.77056°N 93.71583°W / 41.77056; -93.71583 (41.770523, -93.715873).[7]
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.47 square miles (11.58 km2), of which, 4.32 square miles (11.19 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.[1]
Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census
Pop.

1880
443

1890
446

0.7%

1900
438

−1.8%

1910
310

−29.2%

1920
277

−10.6%

1930
295

6.5%

1940
343

16.3%

1950
336

−2.0%

1960
567

68.8%

1970
715

26.1%

1980
1,658

131.9%

1990
1,908

15.1%

2000
2,344

22.9%

2010
3,418

45.8%

Est. 2015
4,323
[8]
26.5%

U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]
As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,418 people, 1,232 househo