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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 YorkCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Polk had a population of 5,079 people. This is a decrease of 9.93% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,639 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Polk represented 0.33% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 55th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20105,406-4.13%+6.44% since 2009
20095,079-9.93%-0.53% since 2008
20085,106-9.45%-1.49% since 2007
20005,639The Last Census

More information can be found on the Polk County Census Page for Polk County.


Below are some of the communities located in Polk County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Polk County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Stromsburg   1,0971,23210.96% decrease  
Osceola   8429218.58% decrease  
Shelby   60669012.17% decrease  
Polk   28332212.11% decrease  

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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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