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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 $65,995 in 2017, the latest figures available. Polk County median household income is $7,425 higher than the median Iowa household income and $5,659 greater than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Polk County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Polk County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Polk County Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Iowa $58,570 +1.94% +5.21%
Polk County $65,995 +0.84% +4.42%

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

At $65,995, the median household income for Polk was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2017 $60,336 $58,570 $65,995
2016 $58,856 $57,457 $65,445
2015 $57,709 $56,634 $62,263
2014 $55,613 $55,670 $63,201
2013 $55,072 $55,050 $62,532
2012 $54,948 $54,505 $61,882
2011 $55,162 $53,988 $60,978
2010 $56,388 $54,038 $60,692
2009 $57,519 $55,025 $62,703
2008 $59,382 $55,902 $64,942
2007 $60,135 $56,048 $64,196
2006 $59,051 $54,224 $63,886

Polk County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Polk County was $80,783 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Polk County median family income is $5,707 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Polk County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Polk County Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Iowa $75,076 +1.58% +6.88%
Polk County $80,783 +0.16% +0.76%

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

The current median family income for Polk is $80,783. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $84,432 and is now $3,649 (4.32%) lower. From a post peak low of $73,960 in 2015, real median family income for Polk has now grown by $6,823 (9.23%).

Real Median Family Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2017 $73,891 $75,076 $80,783
2016 $72,591 $73,907 $80,655
2015 $70,627 $71,788 $73,960
2014 $68,313 $70,242 $80,176
2013 $67,488 $70,285 $76,399
2012 $66,880 $68,586 $74,802
2011 $67,126 $68,618 $77,758
2010 $68,289 $68,636 $76,023
2009 $69,958 $70,042 $79,606
2008 $72,321 $70,377 $84,432
2007 $72,500 $70,620 $79,874
2006 $71,330 $67,928 $78,227

Polk County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Polk County was $34,638 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Polk County median per capita income is $3,773 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Polk County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Polk County Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Iowa $30,865 +0.56% +5.00%
Polk County $34,638 +3.11% +4.41%

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

The current per capita income for Polk is $34,638. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $34,981 and is now $343 (0.98%) lower. From a post peak low of $30,809 in 2011, real per capita income for Polk has now grown by $3,829 (12.43%).

Real Per Capita Income: Polk County, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Polk County

Date US Iowa Polk County
2017 $32,397 $30,865 $34,638
2016 $31,798 $30,693 $33,592
2015 $31,019 $29,621 $32,662
2014 $29,942 $29,395 $33,176
2013 $29,706 $29,238 $33,167
2012 $29,221 $28,277 $31,368
2011 $29,173 $28,036 $30,809
2010 $29,361 $28,036 $30,946
2009 $30,246 $28,993 $33,877
2008 $31,488 $29,065 $33,889
2007 $31,629 $29,115 $34,142
2006 $30,795 $28,172 $33,662