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Polk County, Texas; Sherman County, Texas; Taylor County, Texas

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Polk County, Texas
Sherman County, Texas
Taylor County, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,031 3,079 137,640
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 50,031 3,079 137,640
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 45,415 3,034 131,508
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10.2% 1.5% 4.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 45,413 3,034 131,506
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.8%
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
28.2%
24.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.8%
14.9%
14.4%
Female persons, percent
46.2%
47.9%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
84.9%
94.9%
85.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
10.2%
1.8%
8.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.2%
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.5%
43.9%
24.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
70.8%
53.3%
63.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,078 114 10,645
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.4% 16.2% 6.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 26,043 1,333 57,787
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 76.4% 76.2% 58.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $94,300 $98,400 $119,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,130 $1,264 $1,262
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $409 $471 $443
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $714 $760 $912
Building permits, 2018 300 18 341
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 17,803 1,055 49,482
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.48 2.87 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 83.3% 91.1% 77.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 13.2% 34.6% 17.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.7% 86.5% 89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 66.3% 75.4% 74.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.2% 76.5% 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.0% 19.7% 24.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.3% 10.0% 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
22.5%
29.6%
16.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.9% 67.3% 61.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.0% 51.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 44,520 D 303,161
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 121,738 D 1,026,485
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 362,525 0 913,867
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 45,934 D 2,007,019
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 474,637 28,484 2,223,491
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,396 $9,269 $16,659
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.7 21.6 16.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $46,182 $56,576 $50,818
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,686 $26,335 $26,469
Persons in poverty, percent
15.0%
12.1%
16.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 764 62 3,477
Total employment, 2017 8,468 321 54,640
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 308,580 13,999 1,997,177
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 0.5% -13.2% -1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 4,081 213 10,225
All firms, 2012 4,107 311 11,399
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,103 173 6,444
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,259 106 3,441
Minority-owned firms, 2012 577 46 2,331
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,374 257 8,467
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 634 F 1,344
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,108 296 9,085
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.0 3.3 143.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,057.09 923.04 915.55
FIPS Code 48373 48421 48441
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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