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Polk County, WI
The county was named for President James K. Polk

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Polk County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. The estimated population in 2004 was 43,886. This was an increase of  6.21% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$41,183
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 $24,210. This was an increase of 20.8% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 78% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Balsam Lake

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29% of Polk County residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 Amery Cemetery, Apple River Cemetery, Balsam Lake Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Cushing Cemetery, El Salem Cemetery, Elim Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fristad Cemetery, Georgetown Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Polk County include Alden, Amery, Apple River, Balsam Lake, Balsam Lake, Beaver, Black Brook, Bone Lake, Centuria, Clam Falls ... View communities

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School districts in Polk County include Amery, Clayton, Clear Lake, Frederic, Luck, Osceola, Saint Croix Falls, Unity ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Polk County include Amery Public Library, Balsam Lake Public Library, Centuria Public Library, Clear Lake Public Library, Dresser Public Library, Frederic Public Library, Luck Public Library, Milltown Public Library, Osceola Public Library, Saint Croix Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Polk County include Inter-County Leader ... View newspapers

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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 Holiday Inn Express

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