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Polk County, Texas; McMullen County, Texas; Taylor County, Texas

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Polk County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,031
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,031
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 45,415
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 45,413
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.8%
Female persons, percent
46.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 3,915
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 6.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 26,043
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 76.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $84,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,144
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $387
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $675
Building permits, 2018 300
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 17,632
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 84.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 13.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 77.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 62.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 78.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 12.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 16.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
22.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 51.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 51.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 44,520
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 121,738
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 362,525
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,934
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 474,637
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,396
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 29.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $43,267
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $23,023
Persons in poverty, percent
18.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 764
Total employment, 2017 8,468
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 308,580
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 4,081
All firms, 2012 4,107
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,103
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,259
Minority-owned firms, 2012 577
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,374
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 634
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,108
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,057.09
FIPS Code 48373
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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Polk County, Texas
50,031
McMullen County, Texas
749
Taylor County, Texas
137,640
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35,000
70,000
105,000
140,000
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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