Polk County, Texas Population 2021

Polk County, Texas's estimated population is 54,149 with a growth rate of 2.65% 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 19.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202154,1491,3982.65%
202052,7511,3982.72%
201951,3531,3982.80%
201849,9559651.97%
201748,9901,3342.80%
201647,6561,0432.24%
201546,6138001.75%
201445,8132910.64%
201345,522120.03%
201245,510-70-0.15%
201145,5801340.29%
201045,44614,75948.10%
199030,6876,28025.73%
198024,4079,95068.82%
197014,4575964.30%
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%
18708,7074074.90%
18608,3005,952253.49%
18502,3480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.65%
County Website
State
Founded
March 30, 1846
County Seat
2010 Population
45,446
Growth Since 2010
19.15%
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Polk County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,07183.97%
Black or African American4,7949.80%
Two or More Races9902.02%
Some Other Race8131.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native7971.63%
Asian3780.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander700.14%
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Polk County, Texas Population by Race

Polk County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Polk County, Texas Median Age

43.7


Total

42.3


Male

46.2


Female

Polk County, Texas Adults

There are 39,000 adults, (9,040 of whom are seniors) in Polk County, Texas.

Polk County, Texas Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Polk County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

22,448

45.89%

Male

26,465

54.11%

Polk County, Texas Population by Age

Polk County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Polk County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All76%24%
Male74.4%25.6%
Non Family68.4%31.6%
Female51.3%48.7%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Polk County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,0332.5176
Married9,0512.9787.6
Non Family5,4471.1368.4
Female2,4903.5951.3
Male1,0453.2174.4

3.01

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

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Polk County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0925.94%
9th to 12th Grade4,36812.41%
High School Graduate13,89639.48%
Some College8,01022.75%
Associates Degree2,2186.30%
Bachelors Degree3,2969.36%
Graduate Degree1,3223.76%
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Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,25522,5594,012
Hispanic4,3462,523265
Black3,5492,811100
Native American48438237
2+ Races47836362
Other Race46724832
Asian271263179
Islander77

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%.

Polk County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,042$40,863$25,977
Less Than 9th Grade$23,071$27,667$15,179
High School Graduate$32,370$41,370$22,477
Some College$31,685$41,470$27,730
Bachelors Degree$47,867$63,512$41,463
Graduate Degree$50,328$49,741$50,550

$32,042

Average Earnings

$40,863

Average Male

$25,977

Average Female

Polk County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Polk County, Texas Language by Age

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Polk County, Texas Language

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.

Polk County, Texas Language

Polk County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,5405,98217.84%
Hispanic6,2301,08417.40%
Black3,63594125.89%
Native74715721.02%
Multiple95112813.46%
Other7698811.44%

18.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.80%

Male Poverty Rate

20.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Polk County, Texas

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 Other, with 11.44% 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%.

Polk County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.67%
High School15.18%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater7.43%

Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.13%
Male Unemployed37.46%
Female Employed12.57%
Male Employed7.59%

Polk County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Polk County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,279$65,557
Families$58,073$75,631
Married Families$65,940$86,851
Non Families$28,208$37,294
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Income by Household Type

Polk County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Polk County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Polk County, Texas 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, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Polk County, Texas Marital Status

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4,239

Number of Veterans

3,915

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,863
Second Gulf War643
First Gulf War603
Korea275
World War II71

Polk County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,561
55 to 64883
75+833
35 to 54558
18 to 34404

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,91211.88%
Black2406.05%
Hispanic1472.74%
2+ Races396.54%
Native American234.02%
Other Race132.24%
Asian124.15%

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Race

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Education

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11.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Polk County, Texas Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Polk County, Texas Employment by Age

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Polk County, Texas Employment by Race

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Polk County, Texas 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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73.03%

Born in Polk County, Texas

93.59%

Native Born

6.41%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Polk County, Texas 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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