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Polk County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Polk County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,898
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,898
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 16,824
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,825
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.0%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,207
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9,052
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 76.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $110,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $950
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $319
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $672
Building permits, 2018 192
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 7,023
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.35
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 2.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 77.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 64.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 10.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 52.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,254
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,865
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,341
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,055
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 29.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $42,307
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,247
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 212
Total employment, 2016 1,334
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 40,984
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -4.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,051
All firms, 2012 1,289
Men-owned firms, 2012 795
Women-owned firms, 2012 372
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,239
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 167
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,082
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 434.68
FIPS Code 47139
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
Polk County, Tennessee
16,898
Decatur County, Tennessee
11,706
United States
327,167,434
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81,800,000
163,600,000
245,400,000
327,200,000
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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