Polk County, Iowa Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Polk County, Iowa

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

Polk County has 182,262 total housing units. This is an increase of 25,815 units since the year 2000 when it had 156,447 total home units. It's an increase of 46,283 units since the year 1990 when it had 135,979 total homes. Polk County saw an increase of 20,468 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Polk County's 182,262 total housing units, 93.38% are occupied homes, and 6.62% are vacant home units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Polk County has 170,197 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 21,085 units since the year 2000 when it had 149,112 occupied units. It's an increase of 40,960 units since the year 1990 when it had 129,237 occupied homes. Polk County saw an increase of 19,875 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Polk County's 170,197 occupied housing units, 53.32% are occupied with a loan or mortgage units, 30.94% are renter occupied homes, and 15.74% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 52,666 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 6,175 units since the year 2000 when it had 46,491 renter occupied homes. It's an increase of 7,736 units since the year 1990 when it had 44,930 renter occupied home units. There was an increase of 1,561 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Polk County has 90,742 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

There are 26,789 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

There are 12,065 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 4,730 units since the year 2000 when it had 7,335 vacant units. It's an increase of 5,323 units since the year 1990 when it had 6,742 vacant units. There was an increase of 593 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 12,065 vacant housing units, 39.19% are for rent housing units, 1.91% are rented - but not occupied homes, 23.71% are for sale housing units, 4.75% are sold - but not occupied home units, 5.84% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes, 0.6% are for migrant workers housing units, and 24.53% are listed as vacant other housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Polk County has 4,728 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 1,694 units since the year 2000 when it had 3,034 for rent units. It's an increase of 1,779 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,949 for rent housing units. Polk County saw an increase of 85 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 231 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -421 units since the year 2000 when it had 652 rented - but not occupied units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 2,861 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 1,256 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,605 for sale homes. It's an increase of 1,618 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,243 for sale units. There was an increase of 362 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 573 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

Polk County has 705 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 242 units since the year 2000 when it had 463 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. It's an increase of 496 units since the year 1990 when it had 209 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. Polk County saw an increase of 254 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

Polk County has 7 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of 0 units since the year 2000 when it had 7 for migrant workers units. It's an increase of 5 units since the year 1990 when it had 2 for migrant workers housing units. Polk County saw an increase of 5 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 2,960 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 1,386 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,574 listed as vacant other housing units. It's an increase of 1,412 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,548 listed as vacant other home units. Polk County saw an increase of 26 units between 1990 and 2000.