Demographics

 

 

Polk County is located in scenic northwestern Wisconsin, about 50 miles northeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The total population of Polk County is 45,550. The county has 50 persons per square mile, a density which ranks 36th out of 72. The ethnic make-up is 97.6% white. The county seat, Balsam Lake, is populated by 950 persons (2000 Census). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 956 square miles, of that 917 square miles is land and 39 square miles or 4.08% water.

 

To learn more about the health of Polk County go to:

 

www.countyhealthrankings.org/wisconsin

 

To learn more about what to do in Polk County go to:

 

www.co.polk.wi.us

 

www.polkcountytourism.com



 

Staff - Contact us:

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

8:30am-4:30pm

Closed on Holidays

 

Address:

Polk County Health Department 

100 Polk County Plaza
Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

 

Phone:

715-485-8500

 

After Hours Emergency Phone Number:  Call 715-485-8300 or 911 in an Emergency to report:

  • Public Health Emergencies
  • Communicable Disease Outbreaks
  • Environmental Health Hazards
  • Bioterrorism Incidents

Why does the Polk County Health Department (PCHD) need this information?  The Polk County Health Department is required by law to report and investigate events that may affect the public's health.  This is why it is important for us to hear from you when you suspect an uncommon illness or event.  To learn more about the health department's requirements, please click here.

 

Websites

 

Community Services Division

 

Behavioral Health Department

 

Children and Families Dept

 

Polk County Wisconsin

 

Healthy Polk County

 

W3TFL

 

 

Community Health Improvement Processes

 

www.healthypeople.gov/2020

Healthy Polk County 2020
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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020.pdf
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Polk County Community Health Needs Assessment 2016
CHA 2016.pdf
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