Polk City was incorporated in 1875 and was named after President James K. Polk. Polk City is part of the Des Moines Metropolitan Area and is located at the Metro's northern edge in Polk County. Polk City has an easy commute to the rest of the Metro via Highway 141. Polk City has a population of 3,976, making up 1,250 households, with an average household size of 2.73, and an average household income of $72,473. Polk City has a small town feel with all of the amenities that the Des Moines Metropolitan Area has to offer.
Polk City is conveniently located between Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State Park. Polk City is also home to The Tournament Club of Iowa, which is an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Polk City offers affordable housing, affordable lots, and affordable development ground.
Students in Polk City, depending on location, will either attend the North Polk Community School District or the Ankeny Community School District. North Polk High School is located in Alleman, and the district competes in Class 2-A in sports and extracurriculars. The Comets represent the North Polk Community School District as their mascot.
Polk City has the lowest tax rate in the Des Moines Metropolitan area ($7.90/$1,000).
Polk City is the perfect community for individuals that enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, hunting, or just being outdoors!
For more information on Polk City, please visit www.PolkCity.org.