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Polk, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Polk had a population of 792 as of July 1, 2017. Polk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Polk is located at latitude 41.3684 and longitude -79.9293 in Venango County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Polk (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Venango County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The Borough of Polk (GNIS ID: 1215641) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Polk: Waterloo.

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Polk, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 792
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 501
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 683
Population in Familes 548
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 391
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,164
Average Household Income $63,996
Per Capita Income $25,306


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $101,852
Average Home Value $134,416


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.64%
Households -0.34% -0.71%
Families 0.42% -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Polk, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1080 39th
Population Density # 1507 15th
Diversity Index # 1158 34th
Median Household Income # 840 52nd
Per Capita Income # 993 44th

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