Polk County, Georgia Population 2020

Polk County, Georgia's estimated population is 43,590 with a growth rate of 1.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Georgia is the 47th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202043,5905601.30%
201943,0305601.32%
201842,4705601.34%
201741,9102850.68%
201641,6253920.95%
201541,2333670.90%
201440,866-93-0.23%
201340,959-127-0.31%
201241,086-176-0.43%
201141,262-268-0.65%
201041,5307,71522.82%
199033,8151,4294.41%
198032,3862,7309.21%
197029,6561,6415.86%
196028,015-2,961-9.56%
195030,9762,5098.81%
194028,4673,32613.23%
193025,1414,78423.50%
192020,3571540.76%
191020,2032,34713.14%
190017,8562,91119.48%
189014,9452,99325.04%
188011,9524,13052.80%
18707,8221,52724.26%
18606,2950.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.30%
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Founded
December 20, 1851
County Seat

Polk County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,15977.27%
Black or African American5,09112.23%
Some Other Race3,0717.38%
Two or More Races9202.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native2010.48%
Asian1550.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.06%

Polk County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Polk County, Georgia Median Age

37.1


Total

35.8


Male

39


Female

Polk County, Georgia Adults

There are 30,828 adults, (6,270 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Georgia.

Polk County, Georgia Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

21,206

50.95%

Male

20,415

49.05%

Polk County, Georgia Households and Families

Polk County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Polk County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All65%35%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Male49.5%50.5%
Female44%56%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,0112.7665
Married7,0143.3481
Non Family4,7211.2554.6
Female2,1823.5344
Male1,0943.9749.5

3.34

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Polk County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1617.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,57613.04%
High School Graduate10,86439.62%
Some College5,54920.24%
Associates Degree1,9237.01%
Bachelors Degree1,9247.02%
Graduate Degree1,4215.18%

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,12717,4552,731
Black3,3572,653427
Hispanic2,6111,263152
Other Race1,529759128
Multiple Races1721594
Asian129129
Native American10555
Islander241010

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 islander people with a rate of 41.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,130$35,879$28,926
Less Than High School$21,202$22,061$20,011
High School Grad$30,716$33,496$26,017
Some College$36,414$41,019$31,768
Bachelors Degree$50,146$58,439$37,357
Graduate Degree$47,488$78,690$46,427

$32,130

Average Earnings

$35,879

Average Male

$28,926

Average Female

Polk County, Georgia Language

Polk County, Georgia Language by Age

Polk County, Georgia Language

88.21% of Polk County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.13% of the population.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty

Polk County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,7203,58012.05%
Black5,0481,74234.51%
Hispanic5,3121,58529.84%
Other2,92052618.01%
Multiple90042246.89%
Native20111255.72%
Asian1552616.77%
Islander241458.33%

17.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.45%

Male Poverty Rate

20.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Islander, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is White, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.27%
High School11.65%
Some College10.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.07%
Male Unemployed22.47%
Female Employed10.12%
Male Employed7.50%

Polk County, Georgia Income

Polk County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,491$62,448
Families$53,718$74,711
Married Families$62,269-
Non Families$22,386$33,326

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Polk County, Georgia 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 45-54.

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Polk County, Georgia Veterans

2,612

Number of Veterans

2,474

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam938
First Gulf War453
Korea165
Second Gulf War92
World War II81
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74803
35 to 54803
55 to 64487
75+465
18 to 3454
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3209.45%
Black2927.55%
Hispanic682.13%

$Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

4.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Georgia 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

75.69%

Born in Georgia

93.48%

Native Born

6.52%

Foreign Born

4.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.48% of Polk County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 75.69% having been born in Georgia. 4.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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