Polkton, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,125 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +161.5%
Males: 2,302  (73.7%)
Females: 823  (26.3%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28135.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,811 (it was $30,329 in 2000)
Polkton:

$30,811
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $8,573 (it was $13,783 in 2000)

Polkton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $78,476 (it was $45,400 in 2000)
Polkton:

$78,476
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,794; detached houses: $100,573; mobile homes: $40,787

Median gross rent in 2017: $682.

March 2019 cost of living index in Polkton: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Polkton, NC (2017)
    • 2,03461.0%Black alone
    • 93628.1%White alone
    • 1233.7%Hispanic
    • 1093.3%Two or more races
    • 672.0%American Indian alone
    • 421.3%Asian alone
    • 160.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.5%Other race alone

Races in Polkton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Polkton, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Polkton is 383 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.65
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (4.4%), English (2.7%), African (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Scottish (1.4%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 305 feet

Land area: 2.73 square miles.

Population density: 1,147 people per square mile   (low).

Polkton, North Carolina map

133 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This town:

4.0%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $930 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $431 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (35.7 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (38.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (442.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Peachland, NC (1.9 miles ),
Wadesboro, NC (2.8 miles ),
Ansonville, NC (2.9 miles ),
Marshville, NC (3.1 miles ),
Lilesville, NC (3.5 miles ),
Wingate, NC (3.7 miles ),
Morven, NC (3.9 miles ),
Aquadale, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.00 N, Longitude: 80.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 704

Distribution of median household income in Polkton, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polkton, NC in 2017
Polkton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $255,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Polkton, NC residents
Average permit cost in Polkton, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Polkton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Food (7.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.2%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Polkton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Polkton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Polkton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Polkton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Polkton town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 33.4 miles away from the town center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Polkton-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 135.2 miles away from Polkton center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 303.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Polkton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Polkton:

  • DIALYSIS CARE OF ANSON COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WADESBORO, NC)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE II, LLC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WADESBORO, NC)
  • ANSON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WADESBORO, NC)
  • MARSHVILLE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MARSHVILLE, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF MARSHVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARSHVILLE, NC)
  • MEADOWVIEW HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; WINGATE, NC)

College/University in Polkton:

  • South Piedmont Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,782; Location: 680 Highway 74 West; Public; Website: www.spcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Polkton:

  • Wingate University (about 14 miles; Wingate, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,125)
  • Stanly Community College (about 24 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Richmond Community College (about 29 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 37 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 38 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 39 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 41 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)

Public high school in Polkton:

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Church in Polkton: Unity Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Anson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
2,190 people in state prisons in 2010
406 people in state prisons in 2000

Banks with branches in Polkton (2011 data):

  • First Bank: Polkton Branch at U.S. Highway 74 And Old Highway 74, branch established on 1997/12/29. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Polkton:

Marital status in Polkton, NC
  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 28.0%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Polkton:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polkton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Polkton, NC (based on Anson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,24045
Black Protestant3,32923
Mainline Protestant2,28530
Catholic1761
Other251
None12,948-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Anson County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Anson County:

11.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Polkton:

40.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Polkton:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Polkton:

19.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.2%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Polkton:

54.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Polkton:

81.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Polkton, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$5,130$30,7801$481
Financial Administration 1$2,825$33,9001$529
Water Supply 1$2,252$27,0240$0
Sewerage 1$751$9,0120$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,024$36,2881$1,329
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$570
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$13,982$27,9648$2,909

Polkton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $5,000 ($1.60)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $191,000 ($61.12)
    Central Staff Services: $106,000 ($33.92)
    Police Protection: $104,000 ($33.28)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($31.04)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($25.92)
    Financial Administration: $66,000 ($21.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($14.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($7.36)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($5.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($3.84)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($3.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $52,000 ($16.64)
    Other - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($11.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $14,000 ($4.48)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.96)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($0.96)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $188,000 ($60.16)

Polkton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $84,000 ($26.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.64)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $67,000 ($21.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $90,000 ($28.80)
    General Local Government Support: $62,000 ($19.84)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $473,000 ($151.36)
    Property: $110,000 ($35.20)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($0.32)

Polkton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,927,000 ($616.64)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $241,000 ($77.12)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NC  1.35% ($31,449 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.48% ($22,447)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.38% ($35,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Polkton:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WADE (1340 AM; 1 kW; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: INSPIRATIONAL DELIVERANCE CENTER INC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WIXE (1190 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MONROE, NC; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Polkton:

  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRML (102.3 FM; PAGELAND, SC; Owner: ROBERT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WABZ-FM (100.9 FM; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • WRCM (91.9 FM; WINGATE, NC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING CO)
  • WVSZ (107.3 FM; CHESTERFIELD, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Polkton:

  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • Polkton, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents25
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count19964
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents29758
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons7394
  • Fatalities22201
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents52352
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1675
See more detailed statistics of Polkton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 262ft / 79.7mTotal length
  • 40,235Total average daily traffic
  • 4,885Total average daily truck traffic
  • 80,470Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Polkton, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Polkton, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Polkton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 34.997944 Lon: -80.141444, Call Sign: WPMV572,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.637 MHz, 466.637 MHz, 462.037 MHz, 467.037 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2013, Expiration Date: 01/27/2024, Certifier: Don R Vaughn, Registrant: Communications Technology LLC, 543 South Scotch Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Phone: (843) 623-7024, Fax: (843) 623-6109, Email:
  • Lat: 34.997944 Lon: -80.141444, Call Sign: KNDY919,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.900 MHz, 456.900 MHz, 461.587 MHz, 466.587 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2013, Expiration Date: 02/24/2023, Registrant: Communications Technology, LLC, 543 South Scotch Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Phone: (843) 623-7024, Fax: (843) 623-6109, Email:
  • Camden Church Road, Box 310 (Lat: 34.991667 Lon: -80.179167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 28 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WPWE802,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.977 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 10/31/2022, Certifier: Michael D Williams, Registrant: North Carolina Department Of Correction, 200 Leagan Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603, Phone: (919) 662-4701, Fax: (919) 662-4719, Email:
  • Lat: 35.000444 Lon: -80.211250, Call Sign: WQPQ457,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.350 MHz, 463.962 MHz, 464.950 MHz, 466.350 MHz, 468.962 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: Benji M Muller, Registrant: Carolina Communications, Inc., 2205 Commerce Drive, Monroe, NC 28110, Phone: (704) 283-1127, Fax: (704) 282-0364, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Prison Camp, Highway 74 And Prison Camp Road (Prison Camp / 021109) (Lat: 34.993333 Lon: -80.175889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92 m, Overall height: 93.8 m, Call Sign: WQLX781,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11445.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2010, Expiration Date: 05/20/2020, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Polkton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: ELAN/GLASER DIRKS DG-300 ELAN (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 131TG , Serial Number: 3E183, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 04/19/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Todd R Griffin, 400 Martin St Po Box 88, Polkton, NC 28135

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of fires - 34 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Polkton, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.0%), and Outside Fires (25.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Polkton, NC
    • 8248.0%Structure Fires
    • 4425.7%Outside Fires
    • 2313.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2212.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Polkton, NC
Most common first names in Polkton, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4272.8 years
John2769.0 years
William2569.4 years
Robert1869.8 years
Mary1872.4 years
Henry1371.4 years
George1174.8 years
Annie1180.5 years
Charles1069.8 years
Margaret1078.2 years
Most common last names in Polkton, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomas4876.8 years
Parker1982.5 years
Preslar1877.4 years
Martin1776.3 years
Horne1780.6 years
Edwards1579.5 years
Baucom1480.1 years
Allen1471.5 years
Ledbetter1475.7 years
Taylor1472.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Polkton, NC
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 22.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Wood
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Polkton, NC
  • 79.3%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Polkton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Polkton on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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