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Polk County, North Carolina

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Polk County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,656
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
19,656
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
19,328
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 19,328
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,510
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.8%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,479
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 10,876
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $222,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,216
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $390
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $855
Building permits, 2021 135
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 9,252
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.20
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 89.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 47.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 123,540
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) NA
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 112,462
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $5,468
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $52,125
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,327
Persons in poverty, percent
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 475
Total employment, 2020 4,199
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 135,502
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 5.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,051
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 406
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 237
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 314
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 24
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 308
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 81.3
Population per square mile, 2010 86.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 237.69
Land area in square miles, 2010 237.79
FIPS Code 37149
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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