Polk County, Georgia Population 2018

Polk County, Georgia's estimated population is 42,085 with a growth rate of 0.85% 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
201741,444-641-1.52%
201742,0853550.85%
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
White31,246
Black or African American5,253
Some Other Race3,845
Two or More Races637
Asian271
American Indian and Alaska Native166
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander26

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

Polk County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,500 Male Population5001,0001,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Polk County, Georgia Median Age

37.1


Total

36.5


Male

37.9


Female

Polk County, Georgia Adults

There are 30,662 adults, (6,280 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Georgia.

Polk County, Georgia Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

21,213

51.18%

Male

20,231

48.82%

Polk County, Georgia Households and Families

Polk County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Polk County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All64.5%35.5%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Female43.9%56.1%
Male40.4%59.6%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,9492.7564.5
Married7,2403.3680.5
Non Family4,6031.2254.1
Female2,2033.3743.9
Male9034.2240.4

3.34

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade2,4168.87%
9th to 12th Grade3,93314.43%
High School Graduate10,39938.16%
Some College5,44119.97%
Associates Degree1,6035.88%
Bachelors Degree2,0457.50%
Graduate Degree1,4135.19%

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,96516,8062,716
Black3,4322,613516
Hispanic2,5331,171195
Other Race1,801774168
Asian215215
Multiple Races96872
Native American9444
Islander261313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Polk County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,015$33,133$26,879
Less Than High School$19,282$20,143$16,657
High School Grad$29,498$32,051$22,953
Some College$35,352$38,675$31,643
Bachelors Degree$40,248$48,750$34,141
Graduate Degree$49,089$58,295$46,280

$31,015

Average Earnings

$33,133

Average Male

$26,879

Average Female

Polk County, Georgia Language

Polk County, Georgia Language by Age

Polk County, Georgia Language

88.21% of Polk County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.79% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.15% of the population.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty

Polk County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,6244,41214.89%
Black5,1861,73433.44%
Hispanic5,2451,25023.83%
Other3,68763517.22%
Multiple61933854.60%
Native1668148.80%
Asian2713111.44%
Islander261350.00%

18.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.70%

Male Poverty Rate

22.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Multiple, with 54.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Asian, with 11.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.57%.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.41%
High School13.52%
Some College10.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.99%

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.78%
Male Unemployed29.06%
Female Employed12.60%
Male Employed7.13%

Polk County, Georgia Income

Polk County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,652$59,185
Families$49,940$69,568
Married Families$58,236$
Non Families$25,130$33,667

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status by Race


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

Polk County, Georgia Veterans

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by War

2,768

Number of Veterans

2,585

Male Veterans

183

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,149
First Gulf War485
Korea213
Second Gulf War96
World War II93

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74941
35 to 54671
55 to 64547
75+527
18 to 3482

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,43810.16%
Black3308.38%
Hispanic672.12%

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment Status

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Age

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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