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Polk County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 17,022 (all rural); it was 16,050 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,550
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,722
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,208
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,381 (it was 1,240 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 435 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (40.6%), Retail trade (13.4%), Public administration (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Polk County, TN (2017)
    • 16,153100.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3302.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3192.0%Two or more races
    • 440.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 440.3%Asian alone
    • 400.2%Some other race alone
    • 380.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 8,463  (49.7%)
Females: 8,559  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,593 ($29,643 in 1999)
This county:

$44,593
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $488 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $597)
This county:

$488
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,451 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Polk:

$122,451
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,962 - $208,625
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $315

Institutionalized population: 233

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 69
  • Thefts: 114
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 111 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2005: 160 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 158 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2007: 215 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 62 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2011: 100 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2012: 121 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2014: 142 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2015: 154 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2016: 164 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2017: 184 buildings, average cost: $180,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, TN residents
Average permit cost in Polk, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $744 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $652 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Polk, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.3%
Polk County:

15.3%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.6% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.9 years old
(Males: 44.0 years old, Females: 45.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 69.7 years old, Asian residents: 39.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.9 years old, Other race residents: 30.7 years old)

Area name: Cleveland, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Parksville, Turtletown, Benton, Copperhill, Ducktown.

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Curry County, New Mexico , Cleveland County, North Carolina , Greenville County, South Carolina , Jackson County, North Carolina , Saline County, Arkansas , Yell County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Tennessee:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 304
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 213 (33.0% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 302010 or later
  • 982000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 181980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 41Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 29.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,302
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 182
  • 5 to 9: 82
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 2,070

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 2,441 (27 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,961

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,65853
Mainline Protestant6445
Catholic1901
Other-1
None5,333-
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: 2
Polk County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Polk County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.3%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 115 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,640
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $188.06
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,228
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,943
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.69%
Corn for grain: 378 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 808 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1869 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee 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 75.0 miles away from Polk County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 57.8 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 145.1 miles away from the county 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 216.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 296.1 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 194.8 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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4060: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4060, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1568: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Chattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 03, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 03, 2001, FEMA Id: 2387, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 28, 1997 to March 29, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1171: April 02, 1997, FEMA Id: 1171, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Floods: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,741 (79.3%)
  • Carpooled: 378 (10.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 24 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 127 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (5.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (26%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Australia (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • American (53%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • British (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 130 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

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

  • 124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,386.

7.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.59% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($22,425 average AGI)
2.97% relocated from other states ($16,516 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.97%
Tennessee 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 Bradley County, TN  2.59% ($32,827 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  0.81% ($35,702)
from Fannin County, GA  0.57% ($22,364)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.52% ($39,633)


7.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.69% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($23,622 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($14,905 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.59%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bradley County, TN  2.37% ($35,219 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.80% ($30,543)
to Fannin County, GA  0.71% ($25,780)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.45% ($48,808)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
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: 3,403 (2,490 aged, 913 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 388 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (307)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (283)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (177)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (139)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (131)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (103)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (90)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (88)
  • Unspecified dementia (66)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,355
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 274
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,001

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,073
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,298
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 215.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,022
  • In family households: 14,529 (2,368 male householders, 2,789 female householders)
    4,144 spouses, 4,108 children (3,775 natural, 172 adopted, 164 stepchildren), 548 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 97 parents, 158 other relatives, 264 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,239 (1,074 male householders (914 living alone)), 900 female householders (796 living alone)), 266 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 248

Size of family households: 2,537 2-persons, 1,148 3-persons, 921 4-persons, 457 5-persons, 85 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,707 1-person, 250 2-persons, 15 3-persons.

2,181 married couples with children.
641 single-parent households (180 men, 461 women).

97.9% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,640,000 ($7,396 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,375,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,187,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,017,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $317,000
Federal grants: $26,545,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,290,000 ($192,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,285,000 ($81,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $243,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,936,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,245,000

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

Births: 1,024
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,065
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -56
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.62 millions of gallons per day (69% from ground, 31% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Polk County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Polk County, Tennessee
  • 2462014 or later
  • 1332010 to 2013
  • 1,3022000 to 2009
  • 1,7491990 to 1999
  • 1,3411980 to 1989
  • 1,6131970 to 1979
  • 6511960 to 1969
  • 6061950 to 1959
  • 5281940 to 1949
  • 5351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Tennessee
  • 201 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 1993 rooms
  • 8684 rooms
  • 1,2855 rooms
  • 1,1986 rooms
  • 7457 rooms
  • 4758 rooms
  • 5019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
  • 31 room
  • 732 rooms
  • 1553 rooms
  • 5914 rooms
  • 5325 rooms
  • 1756 rooms
  • 1307 rooms
  • 218 rooms
  • 539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Tennessee
  • 22no bedroom
  • 1271 bedroom
  • 1,3212 bedrooms
  • 2,9433 bedrooms
  • 8034 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
  • 3no bedroom
  • 1311 bedroom
  • 8202 bedrooms
  • 6493 bedrooms
  • 944 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Tennessee 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
  • 165no vehicle
  • 1,1661 vehicle
  • 1,9892 vehicles
  • 1,3773 vehicles
  • 4654 vehicles
  • 2275+ 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
  • 140no vehicle
  • 6351 vehicle
  • 6952 vehicles
  • 2613 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

89.4% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Tennessee.

Polk County:

89.4%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 10,473
  • Other state: 6,248
  • Northeast: 825
  • Midwest: 1,219
  • South: 3,898
  • West: 291
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.0%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.2%Wood
  • 5.0%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 3.7%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 113
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

11.7%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 59
Here:

14.5%
Tennessee:

22.4%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $873,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $716,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $444,000
    Air Transportation: $363,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $234,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $19,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,801,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,322,000
    Regular Highways: $1,912,000
    Police Protection: $1,669,000
    Health - Other: $997,000
    Financial Administration: $691,000
    General - Other: $679,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $606,000
    Solid Waste Management: $545,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    General Public Buildings: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
    Libraries: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $155,000
    Natural Resources: $113,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $691,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $44,000
    Other - General - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,590,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $353,000
    General Revenue - Other: $284,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $208,000
    Rents: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $336,000
    General - Other: $323,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,642,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $52,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,308,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,799,000
    Highways: $2,167,000
    Other: $1,984,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,044,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,832,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,632,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $361,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $262,000
    Other Selective Sales: $205,000
    Amusements Sales: $32,000
    Other License: $16,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,495,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $873,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $716,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $444,000
    Air Transportation: $363,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $234,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $19,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,801,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,322,000
    Regular Highways: $1,912,000
    Police Protection: $1,669,000
    Health - Other: $997,000
    Financial Administration: $691,000
    General - Other: $679,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $606,000
    Solid Waste Management: $545,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    General Public Buildings: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
    Libraries: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $155,000
    Natural Resources: $113,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $691,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $44,000
    Other - General - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,590,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $353,000
    General Revenue - Other: $284,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $208,000
    Rents: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $336,000
    General - Other: $323,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,642,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $52,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,308,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,799,000
    Highways: $2,167,000
    Other: $1,984,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,044,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,832,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,632,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $361,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $262,000
    Other Selective Sales: $205,000
    Amusements Sales: $32,000
    Other License: $16,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,495,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $873,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $716,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $444,000
    Air Transportation: $363,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $234,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $19,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,801,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,322,000
    Regular Highways: $1,912,000
    Police Protection: $1,669,000
    Health - Other: $997,000
    Financial Administration: $691,000
    General - Other: $679,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $606,000
    Solid Waste Management: $545,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    General Public Buildings: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
    Libraries: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $155,000
    Natural Resources: $113,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $691,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $44,000
    Other - General - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,590,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $353,000
    General Revenue - Other: $284,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $208,000
    Rents: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $336,000
    General - Other: $323,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,642,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $52,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,308,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,799,000
    Highways: $2,167,000
    Other: $1,984,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,044,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,832,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,632,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $361,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $262,000
    Other Selective Sales: $205,000
    Amusements Sales: $32,000
    Other License: $16,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,495,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $873,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $716,000
    Regular Highways: $229,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $102,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $444,000
    Air Transportation: $363,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $234,000
    General Public Buildings: $186,000
    Police Protection: $85,000
    General - Other: $19,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,801,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,322,000
    Regular Highways: $1,912,000
    Police Protection: $1,669,000
    Health - Other: $997,000
    Financial Administration: $691,000
    General - Other: $679,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $606,000
    Solid Waste Management: $545,000
    Central Staff Services: $372,000
    General Public Buildings: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $77,000
    Libraries: $49,000
    Air Transportation: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $155,000
    Natural Resources: $113,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $691,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $44,000
    Other - General - Other: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,729,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,590,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,295,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $156,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $353,000
    General Revenue - Other: $284,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $208,000
    Rents: $23,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $336,000
    General - Other: $323,000
    Regular Highways: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,642,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $52,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,308,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $16,799,000
    Highways: $2,167,000
    Other: $1,984,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,044,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,832,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,632,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $361,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $262,000
    Other Selective Sales: $205,000
    Amusements Sales: $32,000
    Other License: $16,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,495,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 564
  • Number of aged recipients: 69
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 495
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 375
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 137
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 262
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 242
Most common first names in Polk County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10872.8 years
William9374.0 years
John7173.3 years
Mary7079.5 years
Charles5268.0 years
Robert5269.7 years
Thomas3369.0 years
George3374.1 years
Carl3172.6 years
Ruth2580.7 years
Most common last names in Polk County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Green3576.0 years
Jones3276.6 years
Brown2878.2 years
Panter2873.7 years
Rogers2675.9 years
Patterson2675.5 years
Johnson2672.7 years
Taylor2677.6 years
Smith2674.4 years
Cross2570.2 years
Businesses in Polk County, TN
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Lane Furniture1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
Hardee's1Subway1