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Polk County

Total population (2010 census): 430,640
Total population (1990 census): 327,140
County seat: Des Moines

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Crop Statistics (2007 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 332 129228 22276602 bu
Wheat for Grain, Total 2 D D
Sorghum for Grain 2 D D
Oats 10 168 10830 bu
Popcorn 1 D D
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans 314 81127 4085311 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield (tons)
Total Hay* 178 8299 D
Alfalfa Hay 130 4305 13119
Small Grain Hay 6 D D
Tame Hay 40 D 1238
Wild Hay 13 171 134
All Haylage, Grass Silage & Greenchop 2 D D
Corn for Silage or Greenchop 21 597 10957
Vegetables and Melons Farms Acres Yield
Cantaloupes 3 Z  
Cucumbers and Pickles 2 D  
All Lettuce 4 1  
Sweet Peppers 6 4  
Hot Peppers 5 2  
Potatoes 2 D  
Pumpkins 3 D  
Radishes 1 D  
Squash 4 1  
Sweet Corn 6 46  
Sweet Potatoes 1 D  
Tomatoes 9 4  
Other Vegetables 5 32  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield
Apples 18 58  
Apricots 4 Z  
Sweet Cherries 5 2  
Tart Cherries 6 2  
Grapes 17 32  
Nectarines 1 D  
Peaches 6 3  
Pears 10 1  
Persimmons 1 D  
Plums and Prunes 2 D  
All Nuts 8 D  
Chestnuts 1 D  
Hazelnuts 1 D  
Pecans 1 D  
English Walnuts 6 2  
Other Nuts 3 D  
Blackberries and Dewberries 3 D  
Raspberries 4 1  
Strawberries 4 D  
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Floriculture Crops 12 265480 3 2308750
Bedding/Garden Plants 10 195480 D 2064000
Cut Flowers and Florist Greens 3 - 1 4500
Foliage Plants 1 D - D
Potted Flowering Plants 5 D D D
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 14 X 99 NA
Nursery Stock 17 D 178 D
Sod Harvested 6 X 1351 2035478
Greenhouse Crops 3 1300 X 10225

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
(-) = Represents zero.
(D) = Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
(NA) = Not Available.
(X) = Not Applicable.
(Z) = Less than half of the unit shown.

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 442 90408 13423582 bu
Wheat for Grain, Total 4 93 4381 bu
Oats 22 435 28390 bu
Popcorn 4 D D
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybean 448 87971 4004990 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 241 6972 16409 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 210 5698 14654 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 10 118 224 tons, dry
Tame Hay 39 698 1234 tons, dry
Wild Hay 4 D D
Grass Silage 3 D D
Corn for Silage 18 558 8455 tons, grn
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Snap Bean 6 13  
Pumpkins 3 D  
Squash 3 1  
Sweet Corn 17 120  
Tomatoes 9 9  
Fruits Farms Acres Yield
Apples 12 84 12777 trees
Peaches 3 D D
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 42 369492 495 3737
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops 8 X 62 X
Florculture Crops 14 358752 D 2536
Bedding/Garden Plants 13 268312 3 1758
Foliage Plants 3 D D D
Potted Flowering Plants 4 75000 D 625
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 16 X 56 156
Nursery Crops 17 D 181 797
Sod Harvested 3 X D D
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 16 D 196 D

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
(-) = Represents zero.
(D) = Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
(NA) = Not Available.
(X) = Not Applicable.
(Z) = Less than half of the unit shown.


Last Updated: June 15, 2012

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