Historically, logs traveling down the St. Croix River frequently jammed in the Dalles-especially at Angle Rock. People came from miles around to witness the events establishing a pattern of tourism that continues today. With a population of approximately 43,572, the county remains rural with village and small communities dotting the landscape.
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2018: Registered Voters
COUNTY OFFICIALS & WEBSITE
Burnett County Government Center
100 Polk County Plaza Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810
County Board Chairperson
Chris Nelson (District 4)
UNITED WAY ALICE REPORT 2017
2016: Living Below Poverty Level
2016: ALICE Threshold
The United Way produced the ALICE report in 2017. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – households that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living for the county (the ALICE Threshold). Combined, the number of ALICE and poverty-level households equals the total population struggling to afford basic needs.
More than 30% of Polk County residents are considered to be obese.
State of the Valley 2015
University of Wisconsin River Falls Report
Residents Without Health Insurance
Free/Reduced Lunch Elligible Students
The U.S. Census data is used to make decisions around education, healthcare, infrastructure, and political representation. The League of Women Voters supports the census.