Polk County, Oregon Population 2018

Polk County, Oregon's estimated population is 83,696 with a growth rate of 6.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Oregon is the 13th largest county in Oregon.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201783,6965,2266.66%
201678,470-2,972-3.65%
201681,4422,4513.10%
201578,9911,3351.72%
201477,6561,1111.45%
201376,5453660.48%
201276,1792930.39%
201175,8863460.46%
201075,54025,99952.48%
199049,5414,3389.60%
198045,2039,85427.88%
197035,3498,82633.28%
196026,5232060.78%
195026,3176,32831.66%
194019,9893,13118.57%
193016,8582,67718.88%
192014,1817125.29%
191013,4693,54635.74%
19009,9232,06526.28%
18907,8581,25719.04%
18806,6011,90040.42%
18704,7011,07629.68%
18603,6252,574244.91%
18501,0510.00%

Polk County, Oregon Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White68,820
Two or More Races3,970
Some Other Race2,182
Asian1,527
American Indian and Alaska Native1,102
Black or African American621
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander248

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

Polk County, Oregon 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, Oregon Median Age

37.3


Total

35.8


Male

38.5


Female

Polk County, Oregon Adults

There are 60,108 adults, (13,104 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Oregon.

Polk County, Oregon Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Oregon Sex Ratio

Female

40,405

51.49%

Male

38,065

48.51%

Polk County, Oregon Households and Families

Polk County, Oregon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Oregon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Male41.3%58.7%
Female35.3%64.7%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Oregon Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,7252.6764.6
Married15,5503.2479.5
Non Family9,0381.451.5
Female2,7683.2535.3
Male1,3693.3641.3

3.16

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Oregon Households

Polk County, Oregon Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5103.02%
9th to 12th Grade2,9995.99%
High School Graduate12,93225.84%
Some College13,31726.61%
Associates Degree4,3988.79%
Bachelors Degree8,99817.98%
Graduate Degree5,89211.77%

Polk County, Oregon Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,32239,96113,462
Hispanic4,6542,847487
Multiple Races1,5111,321262
Other Race1,36374362
Asian929806367
Native American58050184
Black306291224
Islander1189540

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 73.20%.

Polk County, Oregon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,535$40,597$29,820
Less Than High School$20,521$25,790$12,292
High School Grad$29,401$32,722$24,871
Some College$33,180$40,794$29,577
Bachelors Degree$39,704$51,781$36,379
Graduate Degree$54,984$66,768$49,888

$34,535

Average Earnings

$40,597

Average Male

$29,820

Average Female

Polk County, Oregon Language

Polk County, Oregon Language by Age

Polk County, Oregon Language

86.10% of Polk County, Oregon residents speak only English, while 13.90% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.36% of the population.

Polk County, Oregon Poverty

Polk County, Oregon Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White61,1688,13213.29%
Hispanic9,9162,28223.01%
Multiple3,77077420.53%
Other2,06561629.83%
Native1,07133731.47%
Asian1,46732221.95%
Black58811519.56%
Islander2486124.60%

15.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.69%

Male Poverty Rate

16.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Oregon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Oregon is Native, with 31.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Oregon is White, with 13.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.05%.

Polk County, Oregon Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.37%
High School12.52%
Some College12.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.14%

Polk County, Oregon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.10%
Male Unemployed34.46%
Female Employed9.81%
Male Employed9.28%

Polk County, Oregon Income

Polk County, Oregon Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,010$66,106
Families$64,862$76,560
Married Families$74,387$85,697
Non Families$31,160$40,325

Polk County, Oregon Marital Status

Polk County, Oregon Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Oregon Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Oregon Marriage

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

Polk County, Oregon Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Oregon Veterans

Polk County, Oregon Veterans by War

6,190

Number of Veterans

5,578

Male Veterans

612

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,280
Korea883
First Gulf War870
Second Gulf War659
World War II516

Polk County, Oregon Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,720
75+1,719
55 to 641,302
35 to 541,073
18 to 34376

Polk County, Oregon Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,92711.03%
Hispanic1181.90%
Indian10814.86%
2 or More773.57%
Asian322.63%
Black245.81%
Hawaiian2211.70%

Polk County, Oregon Veterans by Education

6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Oregon Employment Status

Polk County, Oregon Employment by Age

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Oregon Employment by Race

Polk County, Oregon Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Oregon

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Salem 154744167419126758.19%
Dallas145831592313409.19%
Monmouth9534101746406.71%
Independence86019666106512.38%
Willamina 202121671467.22%
Falls City9471000535.60%
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