Polk County Information

Interfaith Caregiver serves seniors and adults with disabilities in rural Polk County in northwestern Wisconsin.

Cities/Villages in Polk County:

Amery City of Amery 2,902
Balsam Lake Villiage of Balsam Lake 1,009
Centuria Village of Centuria 948
Clayton Village of Clayton 571
Clear Lake Village of Clear Lake 1,070
Dresser Village of Dresser 895
Frederic Village of Frederic 1,137
Luck Village of Luck 1,119
Milltown Village of Milltown 917
Osceola Village of Osceola 2,568
St Croix Falls City of St Croix Falls 2,133
Turtle Lake Village of Turtle Lake 93

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  • The population in 2010 was listed as 44,205; an increase of 18.8% since 1990.
  • Polk County, a rural county, covers 917 square miles; an average of 48 persons per square mile in 2011.
  • In 2005, the estimated  number of people with disabilities over age five in Polk County was 6,800.
  • In 2011:
    • There were 24,218  housing units in the county.
    • Household median income was $49,527 compared to $52,374 for the state of Wisconsin.
    • 16.6 % of the population was age 65 and older compared to 13.9% for the state of Wisconsin.
    • Polk County is immediate north of St Croix County which is the fastest growing county in Wisconsin, the fifth fastest growing in the nation.

Agriculture is still a major occupation. The largest employers are local schools, hospitals and a few manufacturing facilities. Many people travel into the Twin Cities metropolitan area for jobs. Mean travel time to work in 2010 was 30 minutes.