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Polk County, MO
The county was named for James K. Polk

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Polk County is one of 114 counties in Missouri.

The county is in the Springfield metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 28,320. This was an increase of  4.92% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$29,656
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Polk County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Polk County was $19,085. This was an increase of 19.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 62% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bolivar

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Polk County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polk County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Polk County include Akard Cemetery, Ankrom Cemetery, Breshears Cemetery, Brighton Cemetery, Burdett-Cavin Cemetery, Bushy Creek Cemetery, Case Cemetery, Cave Spring Cemetery, Chamberlain Cemetery, Dunaway Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Polk County include Aldrich, Bolivar, Fair Play, Flemington, Halfway, Humansville, Morrisville, Pleasant Hope ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Polk County include Southwest Baptist University ... View colleges

School districts in Polk County include Bolivar R-I, Fair Play R-Ii, Halfway R-Iii, Humansville R-Iv, Marion C. Early R-V, Pleasant Hope R-Vi ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Polk County include Humansville Branch, Polk County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Polk County include Bolivar Herald-Free Press ... View newspapers

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Politics

Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polk County political report.

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Hotels in Polk County include Super 8

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