Polk County, Arkansas Population 2024

19,349

Polk County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 19,349 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Arkansas is the 34th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 20,669 and has seen a growth of -6.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,37960.03%
202819,37360.03%
202719,36760.03%
202619,36160.03%
202519,35560.03%
202419,34960.03%
202319,34360.03%
202219,33760.03%
202119,3311440.75%
202019,187-757-3.8%
201919,944-75-0.37%
201820,019-144-0.71%
201720,163-10%
201620,164-41-0.2%
201520,205-52-0.26%
201420,257-87-0.43%
201320,344-77-0.38%
201220,421-139-0.68%
201120,560-109-0.53%
201020,669
199017,3473402%
198017,0073,71027.9%
197013,2971,31610.98%
196011,981-2,201-15.52%
195014,182-1,650-10.42%
194015,8329756.56%
193014,857-1,555-9.47%
192016,412-804-4.67%
191017,216-1,136-6.19%
190018,3529,06997.69%
18909,2833,42658.49%
18805,8572,48173.49%
18703,376-886-20.79%
18604,2622,999237.45%
18501,263-18,116-93.48%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.03% (6)
County Seat
2010 Population
20,669
Area
858 mi²
Density
23 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.39% (-1,320)
Founded
November 30, 1844

Polk County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,45790.06%
Two or more races9725.01%
Other race5552.86%
Native American3021.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.2%
Asian340.18%
Black or African American250.13%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

Polk County, Arkansas Population by Race

Polk County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Polk County, Arkansas Median Age

44.4

Total

42.7

Male

45.6

Female

Polk County, Arkansas Adults

There are 14,990 adults, (4,396 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Arkansas.

Polk County, Arkansas Age Dependency

83

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female9,87650.95%
Male9,50849.05%

Polk County, Arkansas Population by Age

Polk County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7172.4979.920.1
Married4,1383.0584.515.5
Non Family2,6881.2173.826.2
Female6643.770.829.2
Male2274.0395.24.8
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Polk County, Arkansas 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

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

Polk County, Arkansas 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 2+ races people with a rate of 36.11%.

Polk County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,945

Average Earnings

$41,641

Average Male

$25,514

Average Female

Polk County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polk County, Arkansas Language

94.44% of Polk County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 5.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Polk County, Arkansas Language

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,6332,78416.74%
Hispanic1,27940431.59%
Other54617031.14%
Multiple96315215.78%
Native2847827.46%
Black161593.75%
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17.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

16%

Male Poverty Rate

19.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is Black, with 93.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Arkansas is Multiple, with 15.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.66%.

Polk County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.04%
High School13.92%
Some College12.98%
Bachelors or Greater8.73%
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Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.76%
Male Unemployed34.83%
Female Employed10.27%
Male Employed7.85%
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Polk County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Polk County, Arkansas 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.

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polk County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,429

Number of Veterans

1,341

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

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Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Arkansas 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

55.94%

Born in Polk County, Arkansas

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

1.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.39% of Polk County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 55.94% having been born in Arkansas. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polk County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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