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Polk, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Polk had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2016. Polk ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Polk is located at latitude 40.9452 and longitude -82.2143 in Ashland County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Polk (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Ashland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Village of Polk (GNIS ID: 2398993) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Polk is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ashland County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Polk: Oak Hill.

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Polk, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 337
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 298
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 333
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (81.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $143,182
Average Home Value $171,364


Median Household Income $52,244
Average Household Income $54,938
Per Capita Income $17,441
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.12%
Households 0.25% 0.0%
Families 2.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Polk, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 966 20th
Population Density1 # 1105 9th
Diversity Index2 # 715 41st
Median Household Income # 482 60th
Per Capita Income # 1136 7th

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