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Polk County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 42,125 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 38,127 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,115
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,913
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,992
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,064 (it was 4,020 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

34%

Land area: 311 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 135 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Polk County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (31.7%), Construction (27.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Polk County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (71.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (12.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 20,497  (48.7%)
Females: 21,628  (51.3%)
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Polk County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,300 ($32,328 in 1999)

This county:

$41,300
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $619)
This county:

$497
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,260 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Polk:

$107,260
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,944 - $181,590
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

Institutionalized population: 343

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 142 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2008: 89 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $164,500
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,262 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $848 (0.9%)

Polk County household income distribution in 2013 Polk County home values distribution in 2013 Polk County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.1%
Polk County:

18.1%
Georgia:

16.0%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.9% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 102.6% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.7 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 38.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 10.9 years old, Asian residents: 47.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 24.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $508 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cedartown, Rockmart, Aragon.

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cleveland County, Arkansas , Carroll County , Columbus County, North Carolina , Santa Barbara County, California , Forsyth County , Quitman County, Mississippi , Greene County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,270
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,037 (30.9% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

7.2%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 1882010 or later
  • 1,2762000 to 2009
  • 6761990 to 1999
  • 5521980 to 1989
  • 1621970 to 1979
  • 136Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.2%

Polk County marital status for males Polk County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,024
  • One, attached: 303
  • Two: 457
  • 3 or 4: 484
  • 5 to 9: 363
  • 10 to 19: 169
  • 20 to 49: 133
  • 50 or more: 115
  • Mobile homes: 2,073

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 5,604 (97 second mortgage, 306 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,478

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,28657
Catholic3,2631
Mainline Protestant2,53211
Black Protestant1,0746
Other3173
None16,003-
Polk County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Polk County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Polk County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

10.8%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

27.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $45,145
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.49
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,765
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,235
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.81%
Corn for grain: 1328 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 285 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2185 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 243 harvested acres
Vegetables: 27 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from Polk County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 154.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 141.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 154.2 miles away from Polk County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1973: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to March 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1750: March 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1750, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Tornadoes, High Winds, Heavy Rain, Incident Period: February 21, 1993 to February 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-980: March 04, 1993, FEMA Id: 980, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 10, 1990 to February 24, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-857: February 23, 1990, FEMA Id: 857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 05, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-425: April 05, 1974, FEMA Id: 425, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (54%)
  • Guatemala (29%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Denmark (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • American (28%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Polk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,526 (87.5%)
  • Carpooled: 898 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 60 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 200 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 108 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 481 (3.4%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Polk County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 385 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 307 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 40 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Polk County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 127 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,484.

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.14% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($20,964 average AGI)
1.07% relocated from other states ($5,627 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.07%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Floyd County, GA  1.32% ($23,707 average AGI)
from Bartow County, GA  0.60% ($29,810)
from Paulding County, GA  0.54% ($29,222)
from Cobb County, GA  0.30% ($29,150)
from Haralson County, GA  0.19% ($23,920)
from Fulton County, GA  0.18% ($36,042)
from Carroll County, GA  0.15% ($18,500)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.62% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($19,954 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($7,010 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.59%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Floyd County, GA  1.11% ($26,685 average AGI)
to Paulding County, GA  0.73% ($29,010)
to Bartow County, GA  0.65% ($25,724)
to Cobb County, GA  0.35% ($21,426)
to Haralson County, GA  0.31% ($40,929)
to Carroll County, GA  0.21% ($25,000)
to Fulton County, GA  0.19% ($23,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.8

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Polk County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Polk County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,898 (5,197 aged, 1,701 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,345 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Polk County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (739)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (548)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (369)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (346)
  • Congestive heart failure (256)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (248)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (210)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (196)
  • Senility (141)
  • Unspecified dementia (130)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,175
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 55
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,756

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,653
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 83.0
  • Other - 21.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 111.9
  • Other - 36.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,125
  • In family households: 36,366 (5,616 male householders, 4,936 female householders)
    7,530 spouses, 14,149 children (12,940 natural, 417 adopted, 799 stepchildren), 1,430 grandchildren, 436 brothers or sisters, 459 parents, 868 other relatives, 934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,463 (2,226 male householders (1,820 living alone)), 2,374 female householders (2,127 living alone)), 854 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 305

Size of family households: 4,498 2-persons, 2,561 3-persons, 1,970 4-persons, 873 5-persons, 348 6-persons, 308 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,949 1-person, 520 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 44 4-persons.

6,187 married couples with children.
3,084 single-parent households (732 men, 2,352 women).

86.8% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
12.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $239,604,000 ($5,950 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,017,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $113,924,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,387,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,144,000
Federal grants: $49,874,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,726,000 ($10,873,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,548,000 ($855,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $130,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,561,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,539,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,539
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,313
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +768
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +402
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.65 millions of gallons per day (33% from ground, 67% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Polk County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 1122014 or later
  • 3922010 to 2013
  • 2,8002000 to 2009
  • 2,9241990 to 1999
  • 2,2481980 to 1989
  • 2,7891970 to 1979
  • 1,7921960 to 1969
  • 9431950 to 1959
  • 1,2121940 to 1949
  • 1,7941939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2273 rooms
  • 9164 rooms
  • 2,5495 rooms
  • 2,4706 rooms
  • 1,6097 rooms
  • 9938 rooms
  • 1,1399+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 1301 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 3423 rooms
  • 1,4244 rooms
  • 1,7185 rooms
  • 9286 rooms
  • 3457 rooms
  • 408 rooms
  • 659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 20no bedroom
  • 1411 bedroom
  • 1,6652 bedrooms
  • 5,8383 bedrooms
  • 1,7244 bedrooms
  • 5025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 165no bedroom
  • 5041 bedroom
  • 2,3392 bedrooms
  • 1,8943 bedrooms
  • 1854 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 385no vehicle
  • 1,6241 vehicle
  • 4,2522 vehicles
  • 2,5403 vehicles
  • 8844 vehicles
  • 3735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 772no vehicle
  • 2,8501 vehicle
  • 9302 vehicles
  • 4603 vehicles
  • 964 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.4% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Georgia.

Polk County:

87.4%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,355
  • Other state: 7,492
  • Northeast: 839
  • Midwest: 1,713
  • South: 4,109
  • West: 843
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.5%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 36.9%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 365
Here:

7.2%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 320
Here:

13.5%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

13.3%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Polk County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $496,000
    General Public Buildings: $200,000
    Fire Protection: $50,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,830,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,050,000
    Regular Highways: $1,755,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,621,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,620,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,617,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,128,000
    General Public Buildings: $791,000
    Financial Administration: $746,000
    General - Other: $696,000
    Fire Protection: $194,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $139,000
    Housing & Community Development: $121,000
    Libraries: $94,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $74,000
    Parks & Recreation: $71,000
    Welfare - Other: $68,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,709,000
    Parks & Recreation: $71,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health: $204,000
    Libraries: $94,000
    Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $941,000
    Police Protection: $129,000
    Central Staff: $128,000
    Fire Protection: $119,000
    Regular Highways: $74,000
    Financial Administration: $45,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,992,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,203,000
    Solid Waste Management: $567,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $179,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,213,000
    Interest Earnings: $284,000
    Rents: $272,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,438,000
    Highways: $494,000
    Health & Hospitals: $319,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,160,000
    Total General Sales: $5,471,000
    Other Selective Sales: $801,000
    NEC: $295,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $129,000
    Public Utilities: $103,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $903,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $868,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,101,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,262
  • Number of aged recipients: 112
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,150
  • Number of recipients under 18: 141
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 832
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 289
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 537
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 529
Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Polk County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James46570.7 years
William38073.1 years
John33372.4 years
Mary29477.9 years
Robert23270.4 years
Charles19468.4 years
Annie15379.5 years
George13175.0 years
Willie12375.3 years
Thomas11871.8 years
Most common last names in Polk County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18073.2 years
Williams16472.9 years
Brown13272.4 years
Davis11874.1 years
Jones11272.2 years
Carter9374.1 years
Johnson9276.0 years
Jackson8071.4 years
Hulsey7770.6 years
White7173.7 years
Businesses in Polk County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kroger1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone2Pizza Hut2
Burger King1RadioShack2
CVS1Rite Aid2
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell2
FedEx3True Value1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House2
Home Depot1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's1