11.7% Poverty Rate in Polk County, Iowa

Poverty Rate in Polk County, Iowa

How does the Poverty Rate in Polk County, Iowa compare to other counties in Iowa?

Iowa County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Polk County, Iowa born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

10.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Iowa who were born citizens of the United States is 10.9%.

19.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Iowa who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Polk County, Iowa born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Polk County, Iowa have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 416,936 residents of Polk County, Iowa who were born citizens of the United States, 45,524 (10.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 8,046 (19.4%) of 41,422 residents of Polk County, Iowa who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Polk County, Iowa

The Poverty Rate in Polk County is 11.7%.
Polk County is in Iowa.
Iowa Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Altoona 6.1%

17,228

Ankeny 6.3%

55,494

Bondurant 4.1%

5,433

Johnston 4.3%

19,936

Pleasant Hill 4.9%

9,502

Polk City 4.0%

4,204

Saylorville 20.5%

3,559

Windsor Heights 11.1%

4,985

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2018 Iowa Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Iowa in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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