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Polk is a borough in Venango County, in the Oil City metro area.
The community was named after President James K. Polk
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Polk. For links to other places called Polk, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Polk is 41.366N. The longitude is -79.929W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,056 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,017.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Polk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Venango County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16342 ZIP code.
33% of Polk residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polk was $12,963, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Polk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Polk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $604.
Venango County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk political report.
The average commute time for Polk workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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