Polk County, North Carolina Population 2019

Polk County, North Carolina's estimated population is 20,558 with a growth rate of 0.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, North Carolina is the 81st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201720,5581370.67%
201620,42190.04%
201520,412300.15%
201420,382-17-0.08%
201320,3991440.71%
201220,255-39-0.19%
201120,294-186-0.91%
201020,4806,06442.06%
199014,4161,43211.03%
198012,9841,24910.64%
197011,7353402.98%
196011,395-232-2.00%
195011,627-247-2.08%
194011,8741,65816.23%
193010,2161,38415.67%
19208,8321,19215.60%
19107,6406369.08%
19007,0041,10218.67%
18905,90284016.59%
18805,06274317.20%
18704,3192766.83%
18604,0430.00%

Polk County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,745
Black or African American1,054
Some Other Race298
Two or More Races202
Asian85
American Indian and Alaska Native41
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

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

Polk County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

2004006008001,000 Male Population2004006008001,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Polk County, North Carolina Median Age

52.1


Total

49.9


Male

53.7


Female

Polk County, North Carolina Adults

There are 16,949 adults, (5,780 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, North Carolina.

Polk County, North Carolina Age Dependency

83

Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

10,652

52.13%

Male

9,782

47.87%

Polk County, North Carolina Households and Families

Polk County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Polk County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All73.1%26.9%
Male69.8%30.2%
Non Family61%39%
Female60%40%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9132.2673.1
Married4,7412.8383.4
Non Family3,2321.1661
Female6823.1860
Male2583.0569.8

2.8

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, North Carolina Households

Polk County, North Carolina Education

Polk County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6684.27%
9th to 12th Grade9656.17%
High School Graduate3,98125.44%
Some College3,34221.36%
Associates Degree1,69610.84%
Bachelors Degree3,14420.09%
Graduate Degree1,85211.84%

Polk County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,18512,9914,817
Black76555544
Hispanic573345104
Other Race10219
Multiple Races696213
Asian444418
Native American4141

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 40.91%.

Polk County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,166$34,182$27,208
Less Than High School$16,116$14,612$16,920
High School Grad$25,655$29,615$19,477
Some College$34,193$39,321$28,723
Bachelors Degree$41,958$48,850$32,168
Graduate Degree$43,906$43,750$43,906

$30,166

Average Earnings

$34,182

Average Male

$27,208

Average Female

Polk County, North Carolina Language

Polk County, North Carolina Language by Age

Polk County, North Carolina Language

94.23% of Polk County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.77% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.48% of the population.

Polk County, North Carolina Poverty

Polk County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,7181,4938.43%
Hispanic1,17939033.08%
Black98628128.50%
Other29820769.46%
Native413380.49%

10.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.46%

Male Poverty Rate

11.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, North Carolina is Native, with 80.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, North Carolina is White, with 8.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.02%.

Polk County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.28%
High School10.71%
Some College8.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Polk County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Unemployed15.91%
Male Employed6.34%
Female Employed5.52%

Polk County, North Carolina Income

Polk County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,412$65,935
Families$57,113$75,770
Married Families$64,102$
Non Families$30,106$45,867

Polk County, North Carolina Marital Status

Polk County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race


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

Polk County, North Carolina Veterans

Polk County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,628

Number of Veterans

1,486

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam692
Korea323
First Gulf War187
World War II166
Second Gulf War123

Polk County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+670
65 to 74501
55 to 64224
35 to 54181
18 to 3452

Polk County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5629.93%
Black647.93%
Hispanic283.89%
Asian23.08%

Polk County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, North Carolina Employment Status

Polk County, North Carolina Employment by Age

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Polk County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Tryon16421621-21-1.28%
Columbus999981-18-1.80%
Saluda 714706-8-1.12%
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