Polk County, Wisconsin

county in Wisconsin, United States

Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,205.[2] Its county seat is Balsam Lake.[3] The county was created in 1853.[4]

Polk County
Polk County Highway Department in Balsam Lake
Polk County Highway Department in Balsam Lake
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Polk County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°28′N 92°26′W / 45.46°N 92.44°W / 45.46; -92.44
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Named forJames K. Polk[1]
SeatBalsam Lake
Largest cityAmery
 • Total956 sq mi (2,480 km2)
 • Land914 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Water42 sq mi (110 km2)  4.4%%
 • Total44,205
 • Estimate 
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th


  1. Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 163.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)