Polk County, TX Demographic Data

Polk County, TX Summary

Polk County is located in Texas
  • Population: 45,587
  • Area: 1,109.66 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 1,057.09 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 52.57 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 41.08 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 311.68 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Polk County, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
21,356
46%
50.8
Male
24,757
54%
49.2
Total Population
46,113
 
321,419,000

Polk County, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
2,600
5.6% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
2,251
4.9% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
3,044
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
2,700
5.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
2,602
5.6% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
5,200
11.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
5,427
11.8% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
6,348
13.8% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
3,504
7.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
3,432
7.4% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
5,717
12.4% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
2,595
5.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
693
1.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
36,571
79.3%
77.1
Female
16,776
45.9%
51.4
Male
19,795
54.1%
48.6
21 Years and over
35,005
75.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
11,084
24.0%
18.3
65 Years and over
9,005
19.5%
14.9
Female
4,578
50.8%
55.9
Male
4,427
49.2%
44.1
Median Age (years)
44
NR
NR

Polk County, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
45,157
97.9% 
96.9
White
38,545
83.6% 
73.1
Black or African American
5,078
11.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
613
1.3% 
0.8
Asian
264
0.6% 
5.4
Asian Indian
80
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
9
0.0% 
1.3
Filipino
21
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
15
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
26
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
18
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
95
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
22
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
22
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
635
1.4% 
4.8
Two or More Races
956
2.1% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
6,543
14.2% 
17.6
Mexican
5,520
12.0% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
69
0.1% 
1.7
Cuban
85
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
869
1.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
39,570
85.8% 
82.4

Polk County, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,432
7.4% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
4,252
12.9% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
12,408
37.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
8,120
24.7% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,647
5.0% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
2,696
8.2% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
1,361
4.1% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
6,684
20.3%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
26,232
79.7%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
4,057
12.3%
30.6

Polk County, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
9,055
23.7%
33.5%
Now Married
19,673
51.5%
47.5
Divorced
5,579
14.6%
11.0%
Separated
1,211
3.2%
2.1
Widowed
2,700
7.1
5.8%

Polk County, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
38,148
87.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
5,365
12.3%
21.5%
Spanish
4,770
11.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
233
0.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
78
0.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
284
0.7%
1.0%

Polk County, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,320
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
1,124
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
2,652
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
2,598
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
2,514
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
3,149
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
1,839
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
1,482
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
373
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
429
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
39,662
 
55,775
Per capita income
21,010
 
29,979

Polk County, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
842
5.2%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,044
6.4%
9.8
Construction
1,594
9.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
3,667
22.5%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
648
4.0%
6.5
Information
215
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,271
7.8%
10.3
Other services except public administration
1,289
7.9%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,046
6.4%
11.3
Public administration
1,644
10.1%
4.6
Retail trade
1,734
10.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
1,006
6.2%
5.1
Wholesale trade
267
1.6%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
2,499
15.4%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
4,107
25.2%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
2,264
13.9%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
3,723
22.9%
23.6%
Service occupations
3,674
22.6%
18.0%

Polk County, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
15,932
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
12,053
75.7%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
2,348
14.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
76
0.5%
5.2
Walked
420
2.6%
2.8
Other means
486
3.1%
1.8
Worked at home
549
3.4%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
27.0
 
26.0

Polk County, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
861
4.9%
8.9
1 vehicles
6,278
35.9%
33.5
2 vehicles
6,956
39.8%
37.2
3 or more
3,385
19.4%
20.3

Polk County, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
17,480
74.0%
87.7
Owner Occupied
13,758
78.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
3,722
21.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
6,144
26.0%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Polk County, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
23,624
1 room
220
0.9%
2.3
2 rooms
662
2.8%
2.5
3 rooms
1,867
7.9%
9.0
4 rooms
4,923
20.8%
16.6
5 rooms
6,175
26.1%
20.0
6 rooms
4,986
21.1%
17.9
7 rooms
2,520
10.7%
12.1
8 rooms
1,022
4.3%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,249
5.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Polk County, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
23,624
 
 
1-unit, detached
16,214
68.6%
61.4
1-unit, attached
209
0.9%
5.8
2-units
237
1.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
216
0.9%
4.5
5 to 9 units
194
0.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
52
0.2%
4.6
20 or more units
232
1.0%
8.8
Mobile home
5,982
25.3%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
288
1.2%
0.1

Polk County, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
796
3.4%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
539
2.3%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
1,044
4.4%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
1,937
8.2%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
5,083
21.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
4,619
19.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
4,931
20.9%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
4,231
17.9%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
413
1.7%
2.5%
2014 or later
31
0.1%
0.5%

Polk County, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
2,159
12.4%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
2,110
12.1%
4.7
Electricity
12,765
73.0%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
3
0.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
335
1.9%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
45
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
63
0.4%
1.2

Polk County, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
4,985
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
21
0.4%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
106
2.1%
9.9%
Less than $500
131
2.6%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
185
3.7%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
797
16.0%
20.3%
$500 to $999
1,861
37.3%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
1,884
37.8%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,062
41.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
795
16.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
530
10.6%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
256
5.1%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,334
26.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
8
NR
NR

Polk County, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
2,973 
 
41,410,200 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
0
0.0%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
12
0.4%
1.5%
$1,500 to $1,999
38
1.3%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
446
15.0%
27.9%
Less than $500
893
30.0%
11.0%
$500 to $999
1,584
53.3%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
749
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
644
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
670
22.8%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
302
10.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
248
8.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
348
11.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
313
10.7%
9.2%
35.0% or more
1,056
36.0%
41.4%
Not Computed
785
NR
NR

Polk County, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
13,758
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
4,037
29.3%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
4,156
30.2%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,266
16.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,439
10.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
996
7.2%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
607
4.4%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
192
1.4%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
65
0.5%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
81,500
 
194,500
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