Polk County, Arkansas Population 2018

Polk County, Arkansas's estimated population is 20,118 with a growth rate of -0.11% 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
201720,212940.47%
201720,118-23-0.11%
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
White18,535
Two or More Races645
Some Other Race574
American Indian and Alaska Native258
Black or African American102
Asian98

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Polk County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2018

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Polk County, Arkansas Median Age

43.8


Total

42.9


Male

44.9


Female

Polk County, Arkansas Adults

There are 15,484 adults, (4,372 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Arkansas.

Polk County, Arkansas Age Dependency

81.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female

10,343

51.17%

Male

9,869

48.83%

Polk County, Arkansas Households and Families

Polk County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Polk County, Arkansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All76.3%23.7%
Non Family67.8%32.2%
Female61.4%38.6%
Male61.4%38.6%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Arkansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0582.4976.3
Married4,097386.7
Non Family2,6001.1767.8
Female1,0113.4661.4
Male3503.5761.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.3%

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 Grade7835.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,2989.21%
High School Graduate5,59939.72%
Some College3,39624.09%
Associates Degree1,2528.88%
Bachelors Degree1,1107.87%
Graduate Degree6584.67%

Polk County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,71111,0911,679
Hispanic69240242
Multiple Races42837412
Other Race32314839
Native American120694
Asian985831
Black3632

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.63%.

Polk County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,865$26,816$20,221
Less Than High School$21,777$26,503$12,428
High School Grad$21,818$24,290$15,517
Some College$22,271$27,036$20,442
Bachelors Degree$38,456$37,875$39,286
Graduate Degree$46,705$64,750$44,135

$23,865

Average Earnings

$26,816

Average Male

$20,221

Average Female

Polk County, Arkansas Language

Polk County, Arkansas Language by Age

Polk County, Arkansas Language

94.12% of Polk County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 5.88% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.97% of the population.

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,6514,39224.88%
Hispanic1,29848137.06%
Multiple64527442.48%
Other57426445.99%
Native25812448.06%
Asian984545.92%
Black8711.15%

26.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.56%

Male Poverty Rate

26.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is Native, with 48.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is Black, with 1.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.46%.

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.28%
High School22.19%
Some College21.57%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.15%
Female Unemployed31.79%
Female Employed19.45%
Male Employed14.30%

Polk County, Arkansas Income

Polk County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,870$45,664
Families$40,099$52,413
Married Families$47,694$
Non Families$21,635$29,635

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

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 55To64.

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by War

1,997

Number of Veterans

1,858

Male Veterans

139

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam937
First Gulf War298
Korea150
Second Gulf War142
World War II113

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74593
55 to 64513
75+453
35 to 54395
18 to 3443

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,91413.31%
2 or More8318.28%
Hispanic81.05%

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

18.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Employment Status

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Age

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

8.5%

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