About Polk County


Polk County was named after James K. Polk. He was the 11th President of the United States. Polk County was established in 1846.

Visit a timeline from Polk County Historical Studies:

Polk County/Des Moines History

County QuickFacts

Find out People, Business, & Geography QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau:

U.S. Census Bureau


Read a demographic profile for Polk County, Iowa:

Polk County Demographic Profile


View a map of Polk County, Polk County cities, and Polk County rivers:

Map of Polk County

Contact Us

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3000
F: (515) 323-5225

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