Income levels have risen at a faster rate than inflation over the past decade, which tends to indicate an increased standard of living for the area. In recent years, 2009 brought a decline in per capita income levels due to the recession, but incomes rebounded the year later. Over the long-term, the county’s improving income levels correlate with an improving educational attainment level of the population and workforce. Per Capita Income for Polk County in 2014 was $44,043. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Polk County’s Wages and Revenue (link)