Polk County, Texas Population 2024

56,133

Polk County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 56,133 with a growth rate of 2.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Texas is the 65th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 45,444 and has seen a growth of 23.52% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202963,3281,4392.33%
202861,8891,4392.38%
202760,4501,4392.44%
202659,0111,4392.5%
202557,5721,4392.56%
202456,1331,4392.63%
202354,6941,4392.7%
202253,2551,4392.78%
202151,8161,3222.62%
202050,494-760-1.48%
201951,2541,3212.65%
201849,9339952.03%
201748,9381,2842.69%
201647,6541,0372.22%
201546,6178021.75%
201445,8152880.63%
201345,527100.02%
201245,517-65-0.14%
201145,5821380.3%
201045,444
199030,6876,28025.73%
198024,4079,95068.82%
197014,4575964.3%
196013,861-2,333-14.41%
195016,194-4,441-21.52%
194020,6353,08017.54%
193017,5557714.59%
192016,784-675-3.87%
191017,4593,01220.85%
190014,4474,11539.83%
189010,3323,14343.72%
18807,189-1,518-17.43%
18708,7074074.9%
18608,3005,952253.49%
18502,348-60,980-96.29%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.63% (1,439)
County Website
Polk County
State
Texas
County Seat
2010 Population
45,444
Area
1057 mi²
Density
53 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
23.52% (10,689)
Founded
March 30, 1846

Polk County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,62178.4%
Two or more races4,6879.27%
Black or African American4,0858.08%
Other race9561.89%
Native American8661.71%
Asian3210.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Polk County, Texas Population by Race

Polk County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Polk County, Texas Median Age

43.8

Total

41.9

Male

45.8

Female

Polk County, Texas Adults

There are 40,374 adults, (9,477 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Texas.

Polk County, Texas Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female23,27446.05%
Male27,26253.95%

Polk County, Texas Population by Age

Polk County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,0842.597822
Married9,0393.1486.613.4
Non Family5,5121.1870.329.7
Female2,3863.3560.639.4
Male1,1473.4483.916.1
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.88%.

Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,558

Average Earnings

$48,499

Average Male

$30,386

Average Female

Polk County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Polk County, Texas Language

86.45% of Polk County, Texas residents speak only English, while 13.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.18% of the population.

Polk County, Texas Language

Polk County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White34,5695,15614.92%
Black2,8661,15340.23%
Hispanic6,91097614.12%
Multiple4,04867816.75%
Other86414817.13%
Native76710413.56%
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16.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.41%

Male Poverty Rate

19.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is Black, with 40.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is Native, with 13.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.31%.

Polk County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17%
High School16.99%
Some College11.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.28%
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Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.29%
Male Unemployed17.82%
Female Employed11.8%
Male Employed6.2%
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Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Polk County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Polk County, Texas 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, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Polk County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,341

Number of Veterans

3,946

Male Veterans

395

Female Veterans

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Polk County, Texas Veterans by War

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Polk County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Polk County, Texas Veterans by Race

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.5%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Polk County, Texas 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

73.1%

Born in Polk County, Texas

95.33%

Native Born

4.67%

Foreign Born

2.44%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.33% of Polk County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 73.1% having been born in Texas. 2.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Polk County, Texas Place of Birth

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