Polk County, Georgia Population 2018

Polk County, Georgia's estimated population is 42,085 with a growth rate of 1.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Georgia is the 48th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201742,0858221.99%
201641,263-467-1.12%
201641,7303580.87%
201541,3724111.00%
201440,961-112-0.27%
201341,073-58-0.14%
201241,131-174-0.42%
201141,305-226-0.54%
201041,5317,71622.82%
199033,8151,4294.41%
198032,3862,7309.21%
197029,6561,6415.86%
196028,015-2,961-9.56%
195030,9762,5098.81%
194028,4673,32613.23%
193025,1414,78423.50%
192020,3571540.76%
191020,2032,34713.14%
190017,8562,91119.48%
189014,9452,99325.04%
188011,9524,13052.80%
18707,8221,52724.26%
18606,2950.00%

Polk County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White31,671
Black or African American5,069
Some Other Race3,403
Two or More Races809
Asian241
American Indian and Alaska Native59
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

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

Polk County, Georgia 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, Georgia Median Age

37.4


Total

36.7


Male

38.4


Female

Polk County, Georgia Adults

There are 30,452 adults, (6,148 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Georgia.

Polk County, Georgia Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

21,156

51.27%

Male

20,107

48.73%

Polk County, Georgia Households and Families

Polk County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All67.2%32.8%
Non Family57.2%42.8%
Female47.3%52.7%
Male41.4%58.6%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,8682.7567.2
Married7,3963.3782
Non Family4,4531.1857.2
Female2,1263.3947.3
Male8934.0241.4

3.34

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Georgia Households

Polk County, Georgia Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5879.57%
9th to 12th Grade3,97714.72%
High School Graduate10,06037.22%
Some College5,35219.80%
Associates Degree1,5405.70%
Bachelors Degree2,0437.56%
Graduate Degree1,4665.42%

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,89316,6722,877
Black3,2572,361445
Hispanic2,5051,138132
Other Race1,564624101
Multiple Races19714032
Asian171148
Native American2929
Islander111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Polk County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,474$32,803$25,525
Less Than High School$20,054$21,422$17,083
High School Grad$27,513$31,696$21,853
Some College$32,741$38,611$27,220
Bachelors Degree$40,959$55,921$31,993
Graduate Degree$50,599$53,828$50,194

$30,474

Average Earnings

$32,803

Average Male

$25,525

Average Female

Polk County, Georgia Language

Polk County, Georgia Language by Age

Polk County, Georgia Language

86.89% of Polk County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 13.11% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.37% of the population.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty

Polk County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,5174,81016.30%
Black4,9671,58631.93%
Hispanic5,2101,34525.82%
Other3,33473922.17%
Multiple78334744.32%
Native5959100.00%
Asian2413916.18%

20.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.74%

Male Poverty Rate

22.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Asian, with 16.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.02%.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.73%
High School15.51%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater7.12%

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.33%
Male Unemployed38.66%
Female Employed10.10%
Male Employed7.25%

Polk County, Georgia Income

Polk County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,356$56,954
Families$48,096$67,235
Married Families$56,082$
Non Families$21,710$30,805

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Georgia Veterans

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by War

2,882

Number of Veterans

2,650

Male Veterans

232

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,152
First Gulf War608
Korea208
World War II170
Second Gulf War140

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74855
35 to 54732
75+583
55 to 64578
18 to 34134

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,54610.49%
Black3178.39%
Hispanic541.74%
2 or More198.23%

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment Status

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Age

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Race

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cedartown97489799510.52%
Rockmart418742991122.67%
Aragon12491242-7-0.56%
Braswell 379389102.64%
Taylorsville 21021552.38%
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