The county of Polk is located in Iowa and was founded in 1846. There are 430,640 residents in Polk who have access to courthouses in Des Moines. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Iowa is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 203,433 residents in Des Moineswhich is 90.7 square miles and 955ft above sea level. It was settled in 1843 and is governed by a Council–manager government local government.