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Polk County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 16,730 (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: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Polk County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (37.3%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Polk County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,323  (49.8%)
Females: 8,407  (50.2%)
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Polk County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $40,694 ($29,643 in 1999)

This county:

$40,694
Tennessee:

$47,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $577)
This county:

$449
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $115,626 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Polk:

$115,626
Tennessee:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,498 - $185,785
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $719 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $673 (0.6%)

Polk County household income distribution in 2009 Polk County home values distribution Polk County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.9%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 72.4% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for American Indian residents, 48.6% for other race residents, 30.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.9%
Polk County:

17.9%
Tennessee:

16.7%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.5% for Black residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.8% for American Indian residents, 48.0% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 64 years old, Asian residents: 15 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 41 years old, Other race residents: 42 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:

6.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 304
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 134 (19% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 33
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population

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: 4,942
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 41
  • 3 or 4: 107
  • 5 to 9: 66
  • 10 to 19: 11
  • 20 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 2,035
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 89

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 1,331 (128 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,614

Here:

45.2% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (54%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Other Western Asia (6%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County (%):

  • United States or American (42%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Polk County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,125 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,258 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 139 (2%)
  • Other means: 32 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 205 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $39,609.

7.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.87% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($16,471 average AGI)
3.37% relocated from other states ($14,897 average AGI)
Polk County:

3.37%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradley County, TN  2.54% ($27,238 average AGI)
from Fannin County, GA  0.64% ($24,111)
from McMinn County, TN  0.44% ($28,480)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.34% ($46,316)


7.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.59% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($18,081 average AGI)
2.44% relocated to other states ($9,385 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.44%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bradley County, TN  2.90% ($27,405 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.60% ($29,647)
to Fannin County, GA  0.53% ($19,500)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.27% ($37,733)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 16,581
  • In family households: 14,397 (3,506 male householders, 1,249 female householders)
    3,767 spouses, 4,375 children (3,875 natural, 146 adopted, 354 stepchildren), 563 grandchildren, 125 brothers or sisters, 127 parents, 204 other relatives, 341 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,184 (961 male householders (831 living alone)), 937 female householders (831 living alone)), 286 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 244 (233 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,246 2-persons, 1,086 3-persons, 834 4-persons, 384 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,662 1-person, 204 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,606 married couples with children.
587 single-parent households (179 men, 408 women).

97.6% of residents of Polk County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 37% speak English not 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:

5.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 125
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,367
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,638
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,269
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,449
  • 1960 to 1969: 799
  • 1950 to 1959: 565
  • 1940 to 1949: 476
  • 1939 or earlier: 602
Note: State values scaled to Polk population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 981
  • 5 rooms: 1,684
  • 6 rooms: 1,103
  • 7 rooms: 573
  • 8 rooms: 372
  • 9+ rooms: 280
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 201
  • 4 rooms: 393
  • 5 rooms: 289
  • 6 rooms: 145
  • 7 rooms: 89
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,659
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,685
  • 4 bedrooms: 606
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 226
  • 2 bedrooms: 603
  • 3 bedrooms: 311
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Polk County population
  • no vehicle: 222
  • 1 vehicle: 1,285
  • 2 vehicles: 2,111
  • 3 vehicles: 1,113
  • 4 vehicles: 369
  • 5+ vehicles: 108
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 522
  • 2 vehicles: 392
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 26

66% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Tennessee.

Polk County:

66.0%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 11,248
  • Northeast: 430
  • Midwest: 801
  • South: 3,307
  • West: 114

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.1%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.9%)
  • Electricity (51.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.6%)
  • Wood (6.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 102
Here:

6.4%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 80
Here:

10.6%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48
Here:

18.7%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Polk County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,711,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,355,000
    Regular Highways: $261,000
    Water Utilities: $194,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,757,000
    Regular Highways: $1,701,000
    General - Other: $1,449,000
    Health - Other: $920,000
    Police Protection: $853,000
    Correctional Institutions: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $408,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $352,000
    Financial Administration: $293,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    General Public Buildings: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $596,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $607,000
    Health - Other: $37,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $509,000
    General - Other: $157,000
    Regular Highways: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,700,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $749,000
    All Other: $682,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $395,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $733,000
    All Other: $155,000
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000
    Education: $68,000
    Highways: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $650,000
    General Local Government Support: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $580,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $204,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $51,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,406,000
    Highways: $1,792,000
    All Other: $624,000
    General Local Government Support: $486,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,388,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,306,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $269,000
    Other Selective Sales: $129,000
    Amusements Sales: $119,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $70,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $34,000
    Other License: $28,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,378,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,251,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,804,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $677,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $712,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,485,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $763,000

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
Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Polk County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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