Polk County, Arkansas Population 2018

Polk County, Arkansas's estimated population is 20,118 with a growth rate of -0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Arkansas is the 36th largest county in Arkansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201720,118-172-0.85%
201620,2901490.74%
201620,141-62-0.31%
201520,203-50-0.25%
201420,253-91-0.45%
201320,344-72-0.35%
201220,416-138-0.67%
201120,554-115-0.56%
201020,6693,32219.15%
199017,3473402.00%
198017,0073,71027.90%
197013,2971,31610.98%
196011,981-2,201-15.52%
195014,182-1,650-10.42%
194015,8329756.56%
193014,857-1,555-9.47%
192016,412-804-4.67%
191017,216-1,136-6.19%
190018,3529,06997.69%
18909,2833,42658.49%
18805,8572,48173.49%
18703,376-886-20.79%
18604,2622,999237.45%
18501,2630.00%

Polk County, Arkansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,788
Two or More Races653
Some Other Race453
American Indian and Alaska Native241
Asian78
Black or African American77

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Polk County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Polk County, Arkansas Median Age

44.1


Total

43.1


Male

45.1


Female

Polk County, Arkansas Adults

There are 15,542 adults, (4,342 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Arkansas.

Polk County, Arkansas Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,403

51.27%

Male

9,887

48.73%

Polk County, Arkansas Households and Families

Polk County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Arkansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All77%23%
Female69.2%30.8%
Non Family68.2%31.8%
Male65.8%34.2%

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Arkansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9252.5477
Married3,8613.1586.2
Non Family2,7211.1868.2
Female9603.5669.2
Male3833.5665.8

3.18

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Arkansas Households

Polk County, Arkansas Education

Polk County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8195.81%
9th to 12th Grade1,3999.93%
High School Graduate5,20636.94%
Some College3,72026.39%
Associates Degree1,2218.66%
Bachelors Degree1,1197.94%
Graduate Degree6104.33%

Polk County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,80211,0331,623
Hispanic64632833
Multiple Races37731915
Other Race28012213
Native American15311025
Asian785633
Black3430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.24%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 42.31%.

Polk County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,373$26,972$21,124
Less Than High School$22,959$26,818$9,909
High School Grad$22,123$24,925$15,685
Some College$21,795$25,840$20,951
Bachelors Degree$40,716$39,750$40,798
Graduate Degree$43,452$60,563$39,844

$24,373

Average Earnings

$26,972

Average Male

$21,124

Average Female

Polk County, Arkansas Language

Polk County, Arkansas Language by Age

Polk County, Arkansas Language

95.12% of Polk County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.42% of the population.

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,7974,23023.77%
Hispanic1,27841032.08%
Multiple64829946.14%
Other45320745.70%
Native2419137.76%
Asian784557.69%

25.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.77%

Male Poverty Rate

25.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is Asian, with 57.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is White, with 23.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.66%.

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.90%
Some College21.37%
High School20.17%
Bachelors or Greater7.08%

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.53%
Female Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed16.48%
Male Employed13.21%

Polk County, Arkansas Income

Polk County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,202$44,273
Families$40,313$50,452
Married Families$47,066$
Non Families$22,309$30,846

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by War

2,045

Number of Veterans

1,908

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam956
First Gulf War345
Korea204
Second Gulf War129
World War II104

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74569
55 to 64555
75+470
35 to 54411
18 to 3440

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,96513.56%
2 or More8019.32%
Hispanic81.08%

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

18.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Employment Status

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Age

49%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Race

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Arkansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Mena57435642-101-1.76%
Wickes752732-20-2.66%
Grannis55455840.72%
Hatfield413402-11-2.66%
Cove382372-10-2.62%
Vandervoort8785-2-2.30%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990