Polk County, Missouri Population 2018

Polk County, Missouri's estimated population is 31,794 with a growth rate of 2.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Missouri is the 36th largest county in Missouri.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,7946812.19%
201631,113-299-0.95%
201631,4121330.43%
201531,2791510.49%
201431,12840.01%
201331,124400.13%
201231,084-116-0.37%
201131,200360.12%
201031,1649,33842.78%
199021,8263,00415.96%
198018,8223,40722.10%
197015,4151,66212.08%
196013,753-2,309-14.38%
195016,062-1,338-7.69%
194017,400-403-2.26%
193017,803-2,548-12.52%
192020,351-1,210-5.61%
191021,561-1,694-7.28%
190023,2552,91614.34%
189020,3394,60529.27%
188015,7343,28926.43%
187012,4452,45024.51%
18609,9953,80961.57%
18506,186-2,263-26.78%
18408,4490.00%

Polk County, Missouri Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White29,793
Two or More Races611
American Indian and Alaska Native270
Black or African American264
Asian91
Some Other Race84

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

Polk County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Polk County, Missouri Median Age

37.4


Total

36


Male

38.5


Female

Polk County, Missouri Adults

There are 23,739 adults, (5,320 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Missouri.

Polk County, Missouri Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

15,888

51.07%

Male

15,225

48.93%

Polk County, Missouri Households and Families

Polk County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All66.2%33.8%
Non Family54.2%45.8%
Male46%54%
Female38.1%61.9%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Missouri Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,8642.566.2
Married6,3893.0679.8
Non Family3,9751.2954.2
Female1,0523.2238.1
Male4483.5346

3.02

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Missouri Households

Polk County, Missouri Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6523.30%
9th to 12th Grade2,00410.15%
High School Graduate7,35837.28%
Some College4,48822.74%
Associates Degree1,3656.92%
Bachelors Degree2,31711.74%
Graduate Degree1,5547.87%

Polk County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,89616,3083,648
Multiple Races337297124
Hispanic22221270
Native American21219924
Black6459
Other Race4030
Asian333327

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 81.82%.

Polk County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,171$32,389$25,330
Less Than High School$19,623$22,146$16,625
High School Grad$27,121$34,747$21,126
Some College$26,827$31,054$25,187
Bachelors Degree$37,292$54,167$32,132
Graduate Degree$43,592$47,875$42,768

$29,171

Average Earnings

$32,389

Average Male

$25,330

Average Female

Polk County, Missouri Language

Polk County, Missouri Language by Age

Polk County, Missouri Language

96.57% of Polk County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.43% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Polk County, Missouri Poverty

Polk County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,0664,71316.79%
Hispanic66619829.73%
Multiple57714224.61%
Black16012376.88%
Native2646926.14%
Asian7933.80%

17.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.10%

Male Poverty Rate

19.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Missouri is Black, with 76.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Missouri is Asian, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.36%.

Polk County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.86%
High School17.17%
Some College10.96%
Bachelors or Greater6.26%

Polk County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.51%
Male Unemployed15.67%
Female Employed10.02%
Male Employed8.38%

Polk County, Missouri Income

Polk County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,483$53,592
Families$50,620$62,783
Married Families$58,921$
Non Families$25,870$33,422

Polk County, Missouri Marital Status

Polk County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Missouri 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 35To44.

Polk County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Missouri Veterans

Polk County, Missouri Veterans by War

2,440

Number of Veterans

2,294

Male Veterans

146

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam899
First Gulf War384
Korea294
Second Gulf War247
World War II146

Polk County, Missouri Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74659
35 to 54557
75+555
55 to 64498
18 to 34171

Polk County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,35910.36%
2 or More5814.43%
Hispanic184.28%
Other1020.83%
Black94.43%
Indian41.86%

Polk County, Missouri Veterans by Education

8.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Missouri Employment Status

Polk County, Missouri Employment by Age

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Missouri Employment by Race

Polk County, Missouri Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Missouri

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bolivar10325107954704.55%
Humansville10481035-13-1.24%
Pleasant Hope614613-1-0.16%
Fair Play475466-9-1.89%
Morrisville38838800.00%
Halfway17317300.00%
Flemington14814800.00%
Aldrich808000.00%
Goodnight181800.00%
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