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Polk City is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,418 in the 2010 census, an increase from 2,344 in 2000 census. It is part of the Des Moines - West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.Polk City is located along Saylorville Lake and near Big Creek State Park.HistoryPolk City was settled in 1846 and incorporated as a city on March 13, 1875. It was an early contender for the seat of Polk County before Des Moines was ultimately chosen. The city took its name from its location in Polk County. Polk City is also known for having the only "town square" in all of Polk County.GeographyPolk City is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.47sqmi, of which, 4.32sqmi is land and 0.15sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 3,418 people, 1,232 households, and 957 families residing in the city. The population density was 791.2PD/sqmi. There were 1,276 housing units at an average density of 295.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
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