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The location of Polk

Welcome to Polk ...

Polk is located in Venango County.

The location of Polk has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Polk has a population of 780 people<2> (see below for details).

Polk is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Polk lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polk had a population of 816 people. This makes Polk the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 816 people, the population of Polk decreased 20.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,031 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Polk had an population of 780 people. This is a decrease of 4.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.35% 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.

Oil City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Polk

Franklin   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Polk

Sugarcreek   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Polk

Mercer   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Polk

Located in Mercer County

Cochranton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Polk

Located in Crawford County

Stoneboro   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Polk

Located in Mercer County

Harrisville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Polk

Located in Butler County

Sandy Lake   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Polk

Located in Mercer County

Emlenton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Polk

Rouseville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Polk

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, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Polk, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Polk.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Venango County

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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.

The official website for Venango County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Polk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Polk. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 41.3695, Longitude: -79.9242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Polk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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