Polkton, North Carolina Population 2024

2,474

Polkton is a city located in Anson County North Carolina. Polkton has a 2024 population of 2,474. Polkton is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 10.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,245 in 2020.

The average household income in Polkton is $50,421 with a poverty rate of 22.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Polkton is 38.1 years, 40.1 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Polkton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Polkton was:

  • White: 46.2%
  • Black or African American: 42.93%
  • Two or more races: 6.71%
  • Other race: 2.55%
  • Native American: 1.09%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
810.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.2% (229)
The current population of Polkton, North Carolina is 2,474 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,245.

Polkton, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,35746.2%
Black or African American1,26142.93%
Two or more races1976.71%
Other race752.55%
Native American321.09%
Asian110.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.14%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Polkton Population by Race

Polkton Population Pyramid 2024

Polkton Median Age

38.1

Total

40.1

Male

34.8

Female

Polkton Adults

There are 2,560 adults, (396 of whom are seniors) in Polkton.

Polkton Age Dependency

35.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Polkton Sex Ratio

Female1,42648.55%
Male1,51151.45%

Polkton Population by Age

Polkton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4352.942.857.2
Married1412.9760.339.7
Non Family1231.227.672.4
Female1074.543.956.1
Male643.3631.368.8
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3.39

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Polkton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Polkton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polkton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Polkton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$12,303

Average Earnings

$12,697

Average Male

$

Average Female

Polkton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polkton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polkton Language

91.11% of Polkton residents speak only English, while 8.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.79% of the population.

Polkton Language

Polkton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black60022036.67%
White3515214.81%
Multiple1501711.33%
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22.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.5%

Male Poverty Rate

26.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polkton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polkton is Black, with 36.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polkton is Multiple, with 11.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.42%.

Polkton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.48%
High School25.38%
Some College11.55%
Bachelors or Greater
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Polkton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed15.64%
Female Employed6.06%
Female Unemployed
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Polkton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polkton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polkton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Polkton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Polkton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Polkton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polkton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Polkton Veterans by War

count

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Polkton Veterans by Age

count

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Polkton Veterans by Race

Polkton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polkton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

18.2%

Labor Force Participation

17.9%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Polkton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polkton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polkton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.86%

Born in Polkton

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

1.67%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Polkton residents were born in the United States, with 75.86% having been born in North Carolina. 1.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polkton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,474
20282,474
20272,474
20262,474
20252,474
20242,474
20232,474
20222,474
20212,47422910.2%
20202,24556733.79%
20191,678-889-34.63%
20182,567-366-12.48%
20172,933-200-6.38%
20163,133-318-9.21%
20153,451-57-1.62%
20143,50836011.44%
20133,148-156-4.72%
20123,304-25-0.75%
20113,329-21-0.63%
20103,350
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Polkton Population by Year