Polk County, Tennessee Population 2022

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.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18403,5700.00%
18506,3382,76877.54%
18608,7262,38837.68%
18707,369-1,357-15.55%
18807,269-100-1.36%
18908,3611,09215.02%
190011,3572,99635.83%
191014,1162,75924.29%
192014,2431270.90%
193015,6861,44310.13%
194015,473-213-1.36%
195014,074-1,399-9.04%
196012,160-1,914-13.60%
197011,669-491-4.04%
198013,6021,93316.57%
199013,643410.30%
201016,8133,17023.24%
201116,771-42-0.25%
201216,624-147-0.88%
201316,63280.05%
201416,684520.31%
201516,769850.51%
201616,794250.15%
201716,759-35-0.21%
201816,9181590.95%
201916,832-86-0.51%
202016,746-86-0.51%
202116,660-86-0.51%
202216,574-86-0.52%
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Polk County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,87794.47%
Black or African American1440.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.22%
Asian270.16%
Some Other Race770.46%
Two or More Races6453.84%
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Polk County, Tennessee Population by Race

Polk County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Polk County, Tennessee Median Age

46.3


Total

45.7


Male

47


Female

Polk County, Tennessee Adults

There are 13,623 adults, (3,536 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Tennessee.

Polk County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

8,403

50.00%

Male

8,404

50.00%

Polk County, Tennessee Population by Age

Polk County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
Male79%21%
All74.4%25.6%
Non Family64.9%35.1%
Female56.1%43.9%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4482.2274.4
Married4,0102.6883.3
Male3192.6779
Female8382.6156.1
Non Family2,2811.264.9

2.63

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9447.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,33810.76%
High School Graduate4,23634.07%
Some College2,94923.72%
Associates Degree1,39611.23%
Bachelors Degree9447.59%
Graduate Degree6265.03%
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Polk County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American373737
Asian24244
White11,5839,6261,496
Hispanic2657028
2+ Races3982855
Black126109
Other Race381

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%.

Polk County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,012$39,507$24,870
Less Than 9th Grade$27,834$38,618$18,182
High School Graduate$27,344$38,093$19,214
Some College$33,838$38,281$26,989
Bachelors Degree$46,610$68,971$44,700
Graduate Degree$44,655$71,071$38,171

$33,012

Average Earnings

$39,507

Average Male

$24,870

Average Female

Polk County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Polk County, Tennessee Language

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.

Polk County, Tennessee Language

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,3521,92112.51%
Asian27311.11%
Other60NaN%
Hispanic3498323.78%
Multiple645396.05%

12.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.60%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Tennessee

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%.

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.41%
High School10.79%
Some College8.54%
Bachelors or Greater5.71%

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.71%
Male Unemployed23.50%
Female Employed9.50%
Female Unemployed36.43%

Polk County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,326$66,271
Families$58,922$78,495
Married Families$63,658-
Non Families$26,446$36,552
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,022

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War236
First Gulf War211
Vietnam410
Korea115
World War II

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3462
35 to 54235
55 to 64160
65 to 74386
75+179

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0197.86%
2+ Races30.74%

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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3.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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56.1%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Polk County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Polk County, Tennessee 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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61.16%

Born in Polk County, Tennessee

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Polk County, Tennessee 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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