Place:Polk, Iowa, United States

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NamePolk
Alt namesPolksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.683°N 93.583°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1846 - )
See alsoStory, Iowa, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 430,640 in the 2010 census, an increase from 374,601 in the 2000 census, making it the most populous county in Iowa.[1] The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa. Polk County is one of the five counties that make up the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 4,513
1860 11,625
1870 27,857
1880 42,395
1890 65,410
1900 82,624
1910 110,438
1920 154,029
1930 172,837
1940 195,835
1950 226,010
1960 266,315
1970 286,101
1980 303,170
1990 327,140

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Polk County, Iowa, United States

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External links

http://iagenweb.org/polk/


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