Polk County Population 2017

Polk County's estimated population is 20,334 with a growth rate of -0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County is the 81st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201620,334-10-0.05%
201520,344270.13%
201420,317-61-0.30%
201320,3781320.65%
201220,246-39-0.19%
201120,285-166-0.81%
201020,4516,03541.86%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Polk County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White18,88192.85%
Black or African American9334.59%
Two or More Races2901.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1210.60%
Asian1170.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.01%

Polk County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Polk County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Tryon16421621-21-1.28%
Columbus999981-18-1.80%
Saluda714706-8-1.12%
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