Polk County, Tennessee's estimated population is 16,574 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Tennessee is the 75th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 16,813 and has seen a growth of -1.42% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
97.16% of Polk County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Tennessee is White, with 12.51% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 6.05% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.57%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Polk County, Tennessee
98.33% of Polk County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 61.16% having been born in Tennessee. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.