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Polk County, North Carolina

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Polk County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 20,611
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 20,611
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 20,521
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,510
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.1%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,628
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,803
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 73.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $205,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,217
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $385
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $825
Building permits, 2018 79
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 8,913
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.26
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 91.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 5.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 74.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 31.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,416
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 104,400
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,166
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,771
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,971
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $48,412
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $29,728
Persons in poverty, percent
12.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 487
Total employment, 2016 3,899
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 115,234
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,031
All firms, 2012 2,163
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,255
Women-owned firms, 2012 701
Minority-owned firms, 2012 88
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,021
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 411
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,677
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 86.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 237.79
FIPS Code 37149
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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