Polkton, North Carolina Population 2020

2,523

Polkton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 2,523, it is the 231st largest city in North Carolina and the 6788th largest city in the United States. Polkton is currently declining at a rate of -7.38% annually and its population has decreased by -25.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,375 in 2010. Polkton reached it's highest population of 3,501 in 2014. Spanning over 3 miles, Polkton has a population density of 826 people per square mile.

The average household income in Polkton is $44,320 with a poverty rate of 21.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $595 per month, and the median house value is $74,100. The median age in Polkton is 37.4 years, 37.7 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 296.9 males.

Polkton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.97%
  • White: 28.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.52%
  • Native American: 2.57%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
The current population of Polkton, North Carolina is 2,523, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,925.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,375.

Polkton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,97561.97%
White91728.77%
Two or More Races1444.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native822.57%
Some Other Race341.07%
Asian260.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.28%

Polkton Population Pyramid 2020

Polkton Median Age

37.4


Total

37.7


Male

31.8


Female

Polkton Adults

There are 2,755 adults, (347 of whom are seniors) in Polkton.

Polkton Age Dependency

32.4

Age Dependency Ratio

14.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Polkton Sex Ratio

Female

803

25.20%

Male

2,384

74.80%

Polkton Households and Families

Polkton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polkton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All45.3%54.7%
Non Family41.3%58.7%
Male40.6%59.4%
Female2%98%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5762.8145.3
Non Family2061.2741.3
Married2063.7971.8
Female1003.72
Male643.2540.6

3.44

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

12.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polkton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2168.85%
9th to 12th Grade46719.14%
High School Graduate88236.15%
Some College66027.05%
Associates Degree1345.49%
Bachelors Degree753.07%
Graduate Degree60.25%

Polkton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,382988
White78360681
Multiple Races9779
Native American8225
Hispanic7130
Other Race3418
Asian2626
Islander99

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 white people with a rate of 10.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,215$21,429$22,917
Less Than High School$20,950$21,600$2,500
High School Grad$17,593$17,188$17,969
Some College$23,955$25,405$23,682
Bachelors Degree$39,276$37,632$44,875
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,215

Average Earnings

$21,429

Average Male

$22,917

Average Female

Polkton Language

Polkton Language by Age

Polkton Language

95.03% of Polkton residents speak only English, while 4.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Polkton Poverty

Polkton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,11330327.22%
White439327.29%
Multiple641015.63%

21.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.65%

Male Poverty Rate

21.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polkton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polkton is Black, with 27.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polkton is White, with 7.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.91%.

Name Poverty
High School18.52%
Less Than High School13.39%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed78.33%
Male Employed24.39%
Female Employed2.46%

Polkton Income

Polkton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,391$44,320
Families$41,528$52,971
Married Families$54,891-
Non Families$18,611$24,420

Polkton Marital Status

Polkton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

23.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Polkton Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Polkton Marital Status by Race

Polkton Veterans

122

Number of Veterans

122

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War45
Vietnam35
Second Gulf War9
World War II
Korea
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5453
55 to 6438
65 to 7422
18 to 349
75+
Name Veterans % of Total
White637.41%
Black593.56%

$Polkton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polkton Employment Status

23.4%

Labor Force Participation

20.5%

Employment Rate

12.3%

Unemployment Rate

Polkton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.04%

Born in North Carolina

97.27%

Native Born

2.73%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.27% of Polkton residents were born in the United States, with 79.04% having been born in North Carolina. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,523-201-7.38%
20192,724-201-6.87%
20182,925-3-0.10%
20172,928-201-6.42%
20163,129-316-9.17%
20153,445-56-1.60%
20143,50135611.32%
20133,145-156-4.73%
20123,301-22-0.66%
20113,323-27-0.81%
20103,3500.00%