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Polk County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 42,369 (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: 136 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (39.6%), Retail trade (26.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 40%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Polk County, GA (2017)
    • 29,92278.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,69314.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,41114.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7431.9%Two or more races
    • 2850.7%Asian alone
    • 590.2%Some other race alone
    • 220.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 20,645  (48.7%)
Females: 21,724  (51.3%)
Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,112 ($32,328 in 1999)
This county:

$43,112
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $509 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $650)
This county:

$509
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,800 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Polk:

$115,800
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,310 - $178,106
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,079
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

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:

  • 1997: 177 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 1998: 222 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 1999: 348 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2000: 256 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2001: 238 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2002: 313 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2003: 332 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2004: 202 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2005: 247 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2006: 203 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2016: 106 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2017: 61 buildings, average cost: $164,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, GA residents
Average permit cost in Polk, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,317 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $917 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polk, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
Polk County:

16.8%
Georgia:

14.9%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.9% for American Indian residents, 48.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 55.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.5 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 38.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 27.1 years old, Asian residents: 32.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 23.6 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:

3.9%
Georgia:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Polk, GA
County total employment by year in Polk, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Polk, GA

Current college students: 1,270
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,996 (33.0% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

7.1%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2332010 or later
  • 1,0822000 to 2009
  • 8911990 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: 13,348
  • One, attached: 239
  • Two: 506
  • 3 or 4: 510
  • 5 to 9: 474
  • 10 to 19: 138
  • 20 to 49: 138
  • 50 or more: 120
  • Mobile homes: 1,778

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 5,708 (146 second mortgage, 324 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,178

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,510 (86.5%)
  • Carpooled: 987 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 181 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 230 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 630 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (51%)
  • Guatemala (34%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Nicaragua (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • American (32%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • German (1%)

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 $45,262.

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.96% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($28,179 average AGI)
1.13% relocated from other states ($7,109 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.13%
Georgia average:

3.60%

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  1.25% ($34,317 average AGI)
from Paulding County, GA  1.01% ($31,882)
from Bartow County, GA  0.60% ($34,444)
from Haralson County, GA  0.35% ($31,702)
from Cobb County, GA  0.34% ($43,444)
from Carroll County, GA  0.19% ($43,423)
from Douglas County, GA  0.16% ($30,818)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($27,040 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($9,625 average AGI)
Polk County:

1.28%
Georgia average:

3.12%

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  1.31% ($25,086 average AGI)
to Bartow County, GA  0.72% ($30,542)
to Paulding County, GA  0.71% ($61,484)
to Cobb County, GA  0.33% ($33,045)
to Haralson County, GA  0.28% ($30,973)

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: 42,369
  • In family households: 36,292 (5,277 male householders, 5,275 female householders)
    7,390 spouses, 13,833 children (12,526 natural, 515 adopted, 795 stepchildren), 1,568 grandchildren, 368 brothers or sisters, 459 parents, 1,038 other relatives, 1,037 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,818 (2,383 male householders (1,849 living alone)), 2,347 female householders (2,044 living alone)), 1,083 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 266

Size of family households: 4,371 2-persons, 2,628 3-persons, 1,787 4-persons, 1,048 5-persons, 412 6-persons, 309 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,894 1-person, 710 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 61 4-persons.

5,880 married couples with children.
2,952 single-parent households (629 men, 2,323 women).

88.2% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (11% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well, 81% don't speak English at all).

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:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Polk County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Polk County, Georgia
  • 1482014 or later
  • 3812010 to 2013
  • 2,7022000 to 2009
  • 3,0711990 to 1999
  • 2,4421980 to 1989
  • 2,6161970 to 1979
  • 1,8511960 to 1969
  • 8151950 to 1959
  • 1,2341940 to 1949
  • 1,8001939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 2573 rooms
  • 1,0064 rooms
  • 2,2565 rooms
  • 2,5086 rooms
  • 1,5097 rooms
  • 1,1078 rooms
  • 1,1219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia
  • 1061 room
  • 1372 rooms
  • 3863 rooms
  • 1,5594 rooms
  • 1,5845 rooms
  • 1,1006 rooms
  • 4537 rooms
  • 658 rooms
  • 479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Georgia
  • 15no bedroom
  • 1601 bedroom
  • 1,4872 bedrooms
  • 5,9603 bedrooms
  • 1,7224 bedrooms
  • 4165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Georgia
  • 105no bedroom
  • 5171 bedroom
  • 2,4582 bedrooms
  • 2,0643 bedrooms
  • 2644 bedrooms
  • 245+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 264no vehicle
  • 1,6001 vehicle
  • 4,3072 vehicles
  • 2,4633 vehicles
  • 8264 vehicles
  • 4575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 643no vehicle
  • 3,0611 vehicle
  • 1,1542 vehicles
  • 3943 vehicles
  • 884 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles

87.9% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Georgia.

Polk County:

87.9%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 31,883
  • Other state: 7,462
  • Northeast: 790
  • Midwest: 1,662
  • South: 4,179
  • West: 836
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 30.4%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.3%Electricity
  • 33.7%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%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): 320
Here:

6.2%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 126
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 185
Here:

12.8%
Georgia:

18.8%

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 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,629,000
    Other: $1,079,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,954,000
    Police Protection: $343,000
    General - Other: $340,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,031,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,340,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,362,000
    Regular Highways: $2,166,000
    General - Other: $2,124,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,404,000
    Financial Administration: $980,000
    General Public Buildings: $862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000
    Health - Other: $527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $443,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,371,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $200,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $238,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
    General - Other: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $681,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,090,000
    Royalties: $397,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $325,000
    Local Fire Protection: $283,000
    General - Other: $273,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    General Public Building: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,358,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $275,000
    Other: $227,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,266,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,500,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,190,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,434,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,629,000
    Other: $1,079,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,954,000
    Police Protection: $343,000
    General - Other: $340,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,031,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,340,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,362,000
    Regular Highways: $2,166,000
    General - Other: $2,124,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,404,000
    Financial Administration: $980,000
    General Public Buildings: $862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000
    Health - Other: $527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $443,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,371,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $200,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $238,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
    General - Other: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $681,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,090,000
    Royalties: $397,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $325,000
    Local Fire Protection: $283,000
    General - Other: $273,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    General Public Building: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,358,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $275,000
    Other: $227,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,266,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,500,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,190,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,434,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,629,000
    Other: $1,079,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,954,000
    Police Protection: $343,000
    General - Other: $340,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,031,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,340,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,362,000
    Regular Highways: $2,166,000
    General - Other: $2,124,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,404,000
    Financial Administration: $980,000
    General Public Buildings: $862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000
    Health - Other: $527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $443,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,371,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $200,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $238,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
    General - Other: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $681,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,090,000
    Royalties: $397,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $325,000
    Local Fire Protection: $283,000
    General - Other: $273,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    General Public Building: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,358,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $275,000
    Other: $227,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,266,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,500,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,190,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,434,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,629,000
    Other: $1,079,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,954,000
    Police Protection: $343,000
    General - Other: $340,000
    Health - Other: $29,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,031,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,340,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,362,000
    Regular Highways: $2,166,000
    General - Other: $2,124,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,404,000
    Financial Administration: $980,000
    General Public Buildings: $862,000
    Solid Waste Management: $550,000
    Health - Other: $527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $443,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $210,000
    Local Fire Protection: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $99,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,371,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $200,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $238,000
    Libraries: $118,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
    General - Other: $14,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $681,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,090,000
    Royalties: $397,000
    General Revenue - Other: $117,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $325,000
    Local Fire Protection: $283,000
    General - Other: $273,000
    Regular Highways: $146,000
    Central Staff Services: $133,000
    General Public Building: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,358,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $275,000
    Other: $227,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,266,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,500,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,190,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $167,000
    Other License: $158,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $113,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $39,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,434,000

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
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