Polk, Pennsylvania

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Polk is a borough in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,031 at the 2000 census.


Polk is located at 41°22′18″N 79°55′46″W / 41.37167°N 79.92944°W / 41.37167; -79.92944 (41.371532, -79.929445)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,031 people, 196 households, and 127 families residing in the borough. The population density was 531.0 people per square mile (205.2/km²). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 107.6/sq mi (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.22% White, 2.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races.

There were 196 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out with 11.6% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 37.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,929, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,963. About 3.1% of families and 35.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 42.5% of those age 65 or over.


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