Polk County, Missouri


Polk County, Missouri

Infobox U.S. County
county = Polk County
state = Missouri


founded year = 1835
founded date = January 5
seat wl = Bolivar
largest city wl = Bolivar
area_total_sq_mi = 642
area_total_km2 = 1664
area_land_sq_mi = 637
area_land_km2 = 1650
area_water_sq_mi = 5
area_water_km2 = 14
area percentage = 0.82%
census yr = 2000
pop = 26992
density_sq_mi = 42
density_km2 = 16
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = James K. Polk

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 26,992. Its county seat is BolivarGR|6.

Polk County is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Polk County was organized and separated from Greene County on January 5, 1835. Its original boundaries were later reduced to set up Dade, Dallas, and Hickory Counties. The name was suggested by a local pioneer, Ezekiel Campbell, to honor his grandfather Ezekiel Polk who was a colonel in the Revolutionary War and an early settler in western Tennessee. But, when the legislature acted to create the county, they named it for another grandson, James K. Polk, who was the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress at the time.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 642 square miles (1,664 km²), of which, 637 square miles (1,650 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Hickory County (north)
*Dallas County (east)
*Greene County (south)
*Dade County (southwest)
*Cedar County (west)
*St. Clair County (northwest)

Major highways

*Route 13
*Route 32
*Route 83
*Route 123
*Route 215

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 26,992 people, 9,917 households, and 7,140 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 11,183 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 0.45% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,917 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 12.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,656, and the median income for a family was $35,843. Males had a median income of $25,383 versus $18,799 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,645. About 11.10% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.00% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Polk County (Missouri) — Verwaltung US Bundesstaat: Missouri Verwaltungssitz: Bolivar Adresse des Verwaltungssitzes: County Courthouse 102 East Broadway Bolivar, MO 65613 1687 Gründung: 5. Januar 1835 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polk County — is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except two named after president of the United States James Knox Polk: Polk County, Arkansas Polk County, Florida Polk County, Georgia Polk County, Iowa Polk County, Minnesota Polk County,… …   Wikipedia

  • Polk County — Es gibt in den Vereinigten Staaten zwölf Countys mit dem Namen Polk County: Polk County (Arkansas) Polk County (Florida) Polk County (Georgia) Polk County (Iowa) Polk County (Minnesota) Polk County (Missouri) Polk County (Nebraska) Polk County… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polk County (Iowa) — Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, gelistet im NRHP Nr. 79000925[1] Verwaltung US B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polk County Courthouse — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Polk County Courthouse (Arkansas), ID Nr. 92001618 Polk County Courthouse (Iowa), ID Nr. 79000925 Polk County Courthouse (Nebraska), ID Nr. 89002238 Polk County Courthouse (North… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polk Township, Adair County, Missouri — Infobox Settlement official name = Polk Township settlement type = Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type = Country… …   Wikipedia

  • Polk Township, Atchison County, Missouri — Infobox Settlement official name = Polk Township settlement type = Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = map caption = mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type = Country… …   Wikipedia

  • Polk County — Comté de Polk  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents comtés partageant un même nom. Douze comtés des États Unis portent le nom de comté de Polk (Polk County), tous baptisés, à l exception de deux, en l honneur de James Knox Polk… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dallas County, Missouri — Location in the state of Missouri …   Wikipedia

  • Dade County, Missouri — Location in the state of Missouri …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.