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Polk, Nebraska

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Welcome to Polk ...

The village of Polk is located in Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Polk has a population of 315 people<1> (see below for details).

Polk is 1,740 feet [530 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Polk: (402) and (531)<3>

The ZIP code for Polk: 68654<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polk had a population of 322 people (or 5.96% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Polk the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Polk represents 0.02% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 261st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 322 people, the population of Polk has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 322 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Polk had an population of 315 people. This is a decrease of 2.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Polk ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Polk and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   272   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chapman   [Map]   291   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarks   [Map]   354   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hampton   [Map]   430   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Polk.

Communities Also Named Polk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Polk - they are located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Polk.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Polk. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Polk. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Polk.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Polk:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polk ...

Looking for more information about Polk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Polk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Polk.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polk. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Polk.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Polk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Polk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Polk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Polk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Polk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0757, Longitude: -97.7838     [Map].

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