Polk County, Georgia Population 2022

Polk County, Georgia's estimated population is 43,414 with a growth rate of 0.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Georgia is the 49th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 41,547 and has seen a growth of 4.49% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18606,2950.00%
18707,8221,52724.26%
188011,9524,13052.80%
189014,9452,99325.04%
190017,8562,91119.48%
191020,2032,34713.14%
192020,3571540.76%
193025,1414,78423.50%
194028,4673,32613.23%
195030,9762,5098.81%
196028,015-2,961-9.56%
197029,6561,6415.86%
198032,3862,7309.21%
199033,8151,4294.41%
201041,5477,73222.87%
201141,281-266-0.64%
201241,101-180-0.44%
201340,977-124-0.30%
201440,879-98-0.24%
201541,2073280.80%
201641,5553480.84%
201741,8182630.63%
201842,3465281.26%
201942,6132670.63%
202042,8802670.63%
202143,1472670.62%
202243,4142670.62%
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Polk County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,58979.50%
Black or African American4,79411.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.34%
Asian2410.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.04%
Some Other Race1,6093.81%
Two or More Races1,8584.40%
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Polk County, Georgia Population by Race

Polk County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2022

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Polk County, Georgia Median Age

37.3


Total

35.8


Male

38.7


Female

Polk County, Georgia Adults

There are 31,475 adults, (6,513 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Georgia.

Polk County, Georgia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

21,576

51.07%

Male

20,675

48.93%

Polk County, Georgia Population by Age

Polk County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All64.8%35.2%
Male58.8%41.2%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female39.1%60.9%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4252.7364.8
Married7,3953.3577.3
Male1,1243.5258.8
Female2,1973.5139.1
Non Family4,7091.1958.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1437.69%
9th to 12th Grade3,22711.57%
High School Graduate10,83238.85%
Some College5,96221.38%
Associates Degree2,1667.77%
Bachelors Degree2,2047.90%
Graduate Degree1,3494.84%
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Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,44718,3122,979
Asian17815024
Black3,4732,830399
Other Race61727334
2+ Races47414524
Hispanic2,5461,114127
Native American6022
Islander16

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.89%.

Polk County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,041$40,690$29,478
Less Than 9th Grade$26,076$26,978$18,324
High School Graduate$32,233$36,425$27,484
Some College$39,629$45,716$30,985
Bachelors Degree$53,445$58,961$41,053
Graduate Degree$58,750$71,848$53,632

$35,041

Average Earnings

$40,690

Average Male

$29,478

Average Female

Polk County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Georgia Language by Age

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Polk County, Georgia Language

88.12% of Polk County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 11.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.28% of the population.

Polk County, Georgia Language

Polk County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1616100.00%
Multiple1,8581,11860.17%
Native1448357.64%
Hispanic5,5512,63047.38%
Black4,7521,54332.47%
White30,1402,8629.50%
Other262NaN%

18.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.93%

Male Poverty Rate

19.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Georgia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

Polk County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.28%
High School13.42%
Some College8.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.21%

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.37%
Male Unemployed27.48%
Female Employed10.53%
Female Unemployed42.29%

Polk County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,846$63,967
Families$57,827$73,496
Married Families$67,637-
Non Families$27,693$37,413
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Polk County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Georgia Marital Status

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2,231

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War100
First Gulf War405
Vietnam829
Korea158
World War II34

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 54670
55 to 64279
65 to 74644
75+571

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9697.70%
Black2486.59%
2+ Races141.82%
Hispanic381.15%

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Polk County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Polk County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.60%

Born in Polk County, Georgia

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

4.95%

Non Citizen

1.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Polk County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 76.60% having been born in Georgia. 4.95% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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