Polk County, Georgia Population 2024

44,463

Polk County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 44,463 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Georgia is the 48th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 41,537 and has seen a growth of 7.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,3483770.82%
202845,9713770.83%
202745,5943770.83%
202645,2173770.84%
202544,8403770.85%
202444,4633770.86%
202344,0863770.86%
202243,7093770.87%
202143,3324090.95%
202042,9233070.72%
201942,6162430.57%
201842,3735311.27%
201741,8422580.62%
201641,5843750.91%
201541,2093330.81%
201440,876-96-0.23%
201340,972-125-0.3%
201241,097-180-0.44%
201141,277-260-0.63%
201041,537
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%
193025,1414,78423.5%
192020,3571540.76%
191020,2032,34713.14%
190017,8562,91119.48%
189014,9452,99325.04%
188011,9524,13052.8%
18707,8221,52724.26%
18606,295-40,053-86.42%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.86% (377)
County Website
Polk County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
41,537
Area
310 mi²
Density
143 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
7.04% (2,926)
Founded
December 20, 1851

Polk County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,05276.83%
Black or African American5,26912.25%
Two or more races2,8366.59%
Other race1,5583.62%
Asian2890.67%
Native American150.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Polk County, Georgia Population by Race

Polk County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Polk County, Georgia Median Age

37.9

Total

36.5

Male

39.3

Female

Polk County, Georgia Adults

There are 32,179 adults, (6,643 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Georgia.

Polk County, Georgia Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female21,81650.71%
Male21,20349.29%

Polk County, Georgia Population by Age

Polk County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,5172.7565.134.9
Married7,7853.3876.723.3
Non Family4,6531.1554.345.7
Female2,0723.5346.153.9
Male1,0073.6863.736.3
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3.31

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.39%.

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,531

Average Earnings

$45,002

Average Male

$33,538

Average Female

Polk County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polk County, Georgia Language

88.19% of Polk County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.54% of the population.

Polk County, Georgia Language

Polk County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White30,1263,35511.14%
Hispanic5,9472,27538.25%
Black5,2081,61731.05%
Multiple2,82080828.65%
Other1,55826717.14%
Native7228.57%
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17.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 38.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is White, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.95%.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.37%
High School13.67%
Some College9.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%
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Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.82%
Male Unemployed38.38%
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed7.25%
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Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Polk County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,637

Number of Veterans

1,547

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

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Polk County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Georgia 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

75.54%

Born in Polk County, Georgia

93.15%

Native Born

6.85%

Foreign Born

5.22%

Non Citizen

1.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.15% of Polk County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 75.54% having been born in Georgia. 5.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polk County, Georgia Place of Birth

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