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Polk County Iowa Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Polk County Iowa area was $66,918 in 2019, the latest figures available. Polk County median household income is $5,227 higher than the median Iowa household income and $1,206 greater than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Polk County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Polk County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Polk County Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Iowa $61,691 +1.06% +2.95%
Polk County $66,918 -3.76% -1.96%

Trends in Polk County, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Polk is $66,918. Real median household income peaked in 2018 at $69,529 and is now $2,611 (3.76%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2019 $65,712 $61,691 $66,918
2018 $63,059 $61,042 $69,529
2017 $62,927 $61,085 $68,828
2016 $61,383 $59,924 $68,255
2015 $60,187 $59,066 $64,937
2014 $58,001 $58,060 $65,915
2013 $57,437 $57,414 $65,218
2012 $57,307 $56,845 $64,539
2011 $57,531 $56,307 $63,596
2010 $58,809 $56,359 $63,298
2009 $59,988 $57,388 $65,396

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Polk County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Polk County was $81,970 in 2019. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Polk County median family income is $3,818 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Polk County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Polk County Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Iowa $78,152 +0.91% +1.39%
Polk County $81,970 -5.89% -2.55%

Trends in Polk County, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Polk is $81,970. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $88,057 and is now $6,087 (6.91%) lower. From a post peak low of $77,136 in 2015, real median family income for Polk has now grown by $4,834 (6.27%).

Real Median Family Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2019 $80,944 $78,152 $81,970
2018 $77,786 $77,447 $87,103
2017 $77,064 $78,299 $84,251
2016 $75,707 $77,080 $84,118
2015 $73,660 $74,871 $77,136
2014 $71,246 $73,258 $83,619
2013 $70,386 $73,304 $79,680
2012 $69,752 $71,531 $78,014
2011 $70,009 $71,565 $81,098
2010 $71,221 $71,583 $79,287
2009 $72,962 $73,050 $83,024

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Polk County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Polk County was $35,809 in 2019. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Polk County median per capita income is $2,702 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Polk County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Polk County Iowa

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Iowa $33,107 +3.04% +3.42%
Polk County $35,809 +0.62% +2.21%

Trends in Polk County, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Polk is $35,809. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $36,483 and is now $674 (1.85%) lower. From a post peak low of $32,132 in 2011, real per capita income for Polk has now grown by $3,677 (11.44%).

Real Per Capita Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2019 $35,672 $33,107 $35,809
2018 $34,444 $32,131 $35,588
2017 $33,788 $32,190 $36,125
2016 $33,163 $32,011 $35,034
2015 $32,351 $30,893 $34,064
2014 $31,228 $30,657 $34,600
2013 $30,982 $30,494 $34,592
2012 $30,476 $29,491 $32,715
2011 $30,425 $29,240 $32,132
2010 $30,622 $29,240 $32,275
2009 $31,545 $30,238 $35,332

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