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Polk, Ohio - Basic Facts

The Village of Polk had a population of 342 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 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Polk: Oak Hill.

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


Total Population 342
Daytime Population: Workers 49
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 301
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 338
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,114
Average Household Income $57,962
Per Capita Income $18,411


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $167,188
Average Home Value $207,743


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.24% 0.23%
Households 0.32% 0.3%
Families 1.94% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 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 # 962 21st
Population Density # 1099 10th
Diversity Index # 699 42nd
Median Household Income # 542 55th
Per Capita Income # 1138 6th

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