Quick Facts/Demographics

  • Polk County is the most populous county in Iowa¬†with an estimated total population of 463,680

  • The county population of children ages 0 through 17 is 112,906:

    • 40,681 children 0 through 5
    • 26,620 children ages 6 through 9
    • 19,186 children 10 through 12
    • 26,419 children 13 through 17
  • In Polk County 14.3% of children live below the poverty level

  • There are 58,597 families with children

  • 75% of families with children under age 6 have all available parents working

  • The median family income is $74,101 with an average weekly income of $1,425

  • There are 1,287 child care programs listed with Child Care Resource & Referral


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