Polk County, Texas Population 2018

Polk County, Texas's estimated population is 49,162 with a growth rate of 5.54% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Texas is the 69th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201749,1622,5795.54%
201646,583-1,152-2.41%
201647,7351,1212.40%
201546,6147891.72%
201445,8252930.64%
201345,532200.04%
201245,512-68-0.15%
201145,5801350.30%
201045,44514,75848.09%
199030,6876,28025.73%
198024,4079,95068.82%
197014,4575964.30%
196013,861-2,333-14.41%
195016,194-4,441-21.52%
194020,6353,08017.54%
193017,5557714.59%
192016,784-675-3.87%
191017,4593,01220.85%
190014,4474,11539.83%
189010,3323,14343.72%
18807,189-1,518-17.43%
18708,7074074.90%
18608,3005,952253.49%
18502,3480.00%

Polk County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White39,248
Black or African American4,936
Two or More Races1,006
American Indian and Alaska Native667
Some Other Race423
Asian274
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander29

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

Polk County, Texas 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, Texas Median Age

43.4


Total

41.9


Male

46.1


Female

Polk County, Texas Adults

There are 37,033 adults, (9,130 of which are seniors) in Polk County, Texas.

Polk County, Texas Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

21,588

46.34%

Male

24,995

53.66%

Polk County, Texas Households and Families

Polk County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.7%10.3%
All76.4%23.6%
Non Family67.1%32.9%
Male61.5%38.5%
Female57.2%42.8%

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,7902.3976.4
Married8,7802.8889.7
Non Family5,2721.1567.1
Female2,683357.2
Male1,0552.8861.5

2.81

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Texas Households

Polk County, Texas Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4477.34%
9th to 12th Grade4,04212.12%
High School Graduate12,84938.54%
Some College8,22424.67%
Associates Degree1,7885.36%
Bachelors Degree2,8868.66%
Graduate Degree1,1033.31%

Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,98820,9143,467
Hispanic3,8102,10693
Black3,5322,981215
Multiple Races44536960
Native American42836620
Other Race28914011
Asian218192133

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 88.07%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.01%.

Polk County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,183$38,697$22,881
Less Than High School$18,806$28,750$12,824
High School Grad$26,616$36,180$19,571
Some College$30,272$40,941$24,856
Bachelors Degree$45,400$50,567$41,505
Graduate Degree$48,929$60,167$43,333

$30,183

Average Earnings

$38,697

Average Male

$22,881

Average Female

Polk County, Texas Language

Polk County, Texas Language by Age

Polk County, Texas Language

87.52% of Polk County, Texas residents speak only English, while 12.48% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.88% of the population.

Polk County, Texas Poverty

Polk County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,4204,79915.27%
Hispanic4,9541,31926.62%
Black4,1781,17428.10%
Multiple92122524.43%
Native65614822.56%
Asian2698832.71%
Other2436325.93%

18.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.82%

Male Poverty Rate

20.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is Asian, with 32.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is White, with 15.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.36%.

Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.28%
High School15.46%
Some College10.85%
Bachelors or Greater5.35%

Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.42%
Female Unemployed42.75%
Female Employed10.64%
Male Employed6.07%

Polk County, Texas Income

Polk County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,864$56,343
Families$50,000$64,055
Married Families$61,279$
Non Families$25,303$34,090

Polk County, Texas Marital Status

Polk County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Texas 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 35To44.

Polk County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Texas Veterans

Polk County, Texas Veterans by War

4,313

Number of Veterans

4,100

Male Veterans

213

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,953
First Gulf War456
Korea417
Second Gulf War385
World War II149

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,429
55 to 64988
75+919
35 to 54550
18 to 34427

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,07212.99%
Black1473.66%
Hispanic1453.11%
Indian377.71%
Other3510.00%
2 or More122.09%
Asian104.59%

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Education

5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Texas Employment Status

Polk County, Texas Employment by Age

48.6%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Texas Employment by Race

Polk County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Polk County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Livingston52765130-146-2.77%
Onalaska24952523281.12%
Corrigan15921587-5-0.31%
Goodrich273293207.33%
Seven Oaks11211976.25%
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