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Polk County, MN Public Records

9th Judicial District Court
816 Marin Ave, #210
Court Administrator
Crookston, MN 56716 www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Polk...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 218-281-2332
F: 218-281-2204
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Traffic, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, non-felony under age 16 juvenile or sealed records released
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Polk County, MN Vital Records

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Polk County
County Recorder
612 N Broadway, Rm 225
Crookston, MN 56716 www.co.polk.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=D...
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 218-281-3464
Fax: 218-281-1636
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk County Vital Certificates

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Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,970.37 sq mi
Population (2009): 30,776
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 95.7%
  • Black/African American: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): -593
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 8.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.47
Housing Units (2000): 14,008
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.1%
Migration Flow to Polk County, MN from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $539,200
  • Construction: $26,584
  • Retail Trade: $28,525
  • Professional and Technical Services: $16,236
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $16,026
  • Retail Trade: $28,525
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $13,131
  • Manufacturing: $82,414
  • Farms: $45,603
  • Government: $126,559
Employed (2000): 14,301
Unemployed (2000): 899
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,420
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,985
Local Government Revenue (2007): $159,331 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $112,847 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 389
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.7
Deaths (2007): 356
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.3

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 44
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Aggravated Assault: 41
Property Crimes (2008): 477
  • Burglary: 98
  • Larceny-Theft: 356
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 23

Polk County Genealogy Records