Polk County, Tennessee Population 2018

Polk County, Tennessee's estimated population is 16,757 with a growth rate of -0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Tennessee is the 74th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201716,722-35-0.21%
201716,757-13-0.08%
201616,77070.04%
201516,763780.47%
201416,685490.29%
201316,636230.14%
201216,613-132-0.79%
201116,745-72-0.43%
201016,8173,17423.26%
199013,643410.30%
198013,6021,93316.57%
197011,669-491-4.04%
196012,160-1,914-13.60%
195014,074-1,399-9.04%
194015,473-213-1.36%
193015,6861,44310.13%
192014,2431270.90%
191014,1162,75924.29%
190011,3572,99635.83%
18908,3611,09215.02%
18807,269-100-1.36%
18707,369-1,357-15.55%
18608,7262,38837.68%
18506,3382,76877.54%
18403,5700.00%

Polk County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White16,154
Two or More Races316
Some Other Race125
Black or African American44
American Indian and Alaska Native42
Asian41

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

Polk County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Polk County, Tennessee Median Age

44.9


Total

43.9


Male

45.7


Female

Polk County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,307 adults, (3,303 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Tennessee.

Polk County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

8,401

50.24%

Male

8,321

49.76%

Polk County, Tennessee Households and Families

Polk County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Polk County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All76.2%23.8%
Non Family74.5%25.5%
Female63.3%36.7%
Male61.9%38.1%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0232.3576.2
Married4,0872.8280.4
Non Family1,9201.1374.5
Female7902.7763.3
Male2262.6761.9

2.75

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Tennessee Households

Polk County, Tennessee Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0318.52%
9th to 12th Grade1,32910.99%
High School Graduate4,90040.51%
Some College2,53420.95%
Associates Degree9928.20%
Bachelors Degree7986.60%
Graduate Degree5134.24%

Polk County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,5919,3981,261
Multiple Races1971425
Hispanic1909431
Other Race7451
Native American38293
Asian292911
Black2311

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 37.93%.

Polk County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,386$37,437$24,991
Less Than High School$18,203$19,352$14,907
High School Grad$31,299$37,982$20,335
Some College$31,418$38,284$27,188
Bachelors Degree$44,602$42,870$46,645
Graduate Degree$41,897$51,014$41,048

$31,386

Average Earnings

$37,437

Average Male

$24,991

Average Female

Polk County, Tennessee Language

Polk County, Tennessee Language by Age

Polk County, Tennessee Language

97.88% of Polk County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7012,60016.56%
Multiple3169429.75%
Hispanic3047725.33%
Other1255846.40%
Native421945.24%
Black191263.16%

17.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.49%

Male Poverty Rate

18.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Tennessee is Black, with 63.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Tennessee is White, with 16.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.20%.

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.12%
High School11.11%
Some College10.25%
Bachelors or Greater4.87%

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.30%
Female Unemployed17.80%
Female Employed8.70%
Male Employed5.34%

Polk County, Tennessee Income

Polk County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,307$58,175
Families$49,237$67,228
Married Families$56,098$
Non Families$24,167$31,132

Polk County, Tennessee Marital Status

Polk County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

60.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Tennessee 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 55To64.

Polk County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


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

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by War

1,207

Number of Veterans

1,162

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam523
First Gulf War174
Korea135
Second Gulf War123
World War II4

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74478
35 to 54288
75+242
55 to 64178
18 to 3421

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1949.25%
Black720.00%
Indian615.79%

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

6.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Employment Status

Polk County, Tennessee Employment by Age

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Polk County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Benton13811317-64-4.63%
Ducktown47547610.21%
Copperhill357333-24-6.72%
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