Polk County, Texas's estimated population is 55,547 with a growth rate of 2.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Polk County, Texas is the 67th largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 45,446 and has seen a growth of 22.23% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.05%.
85.83% of Polk County, Texas residents speak only English, while 14.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.39% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is Black, with 25.89% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Polk County, Texas is Multiple, with 13.46% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.08%.
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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, Texas
93.59% of Polk County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 73.03% having been born in Texas. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.