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Welcome to Polk County ...

Time Zone: Polk County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Osceola is the Seat for Polk County.

Polk County was founded in 1856 and was created by taking area from York County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Polk had a population of 5,154 people. This is a decrease of 4.66% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,406 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polk represented 0.3% of the total population of Nebraska.

Below are some of the communities located in Polk County:

  • Osceola
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
  • Polk
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk
    • Polk is located in Polk County (NE)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polk <2>
  • Shelby
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Stromsburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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