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Polk County, Arkansas (AR)

County population in 2019: 20,217 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 20,229 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,353
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,167
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,308
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,930 (it was 1,739 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 859 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Polk County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Manufacturing (16.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Polk County, AR (2019)
    • 17,59887.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3706.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6823.4%Two or more races
    • 2491.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 960.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 580.3%Asian alone
    • 460.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years
Males: 9,739  (48.2%)
Females: 10,478  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Polk County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,055 ($25,180 in 1999)
This county:

$39,055
Arkansas:

$48,952

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$458
State:

$576


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,827 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Polk:

$105,827
Arkansas:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,581 - $180,785
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $896
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 146

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 46
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 95
  • Thefts: 60
  • Auto thefts: 2
Polk County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $53,200
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $80,400
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Polk, AR residents
Average permit cost in Polk, AR
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $539 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $406 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Polk, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Polk, AR in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Polk, AR in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.6%
Polk County:

22.6%
Arkansas:

16.2%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 31.2% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.7 years old
(Males: 44.2 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.7 years old, Black residents: 17.1 years old, American Indian residents: 41.1 years old, Asian residents: 27.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.5 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Polk County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $593 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mena, Wickes, Grannis, Hatfield, Cove, Vandervoort.

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

2018 air pollution in Polk County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Garvin County, Oklahoma , Jefferson County , Latimer County, Oklahoma , Panola County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Arkansas:

5.7%

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

Current college students: 711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 928 (26.9% naturalized citizens)

Polk County:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 372010 or later
  • 3702000 to 2009
  • 2931990 to 1999
  • 1151980 to 1989
  • 741970 to 1979
  • 128Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,649
  • One, attached: 72
  • Two: 134
  • 3 or 4: 92
  • 5 to 9: 33
  • 10 to 19: 139
  • 20 to 49: 81
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 1,951
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in Polk County with a mortgage: 2,726 (19 second mortgage, 106 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,653

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

53.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Polk County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,78860
Mainline Protestant1,2097
Catholic5701
Other5322
None9,563-
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:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Polk County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

9.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

28.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

13.6%

Agriculture in Polk County:

Average size of farms: 173 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,569
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $16.21
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 99.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,263
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,108
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.49
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Earthquake activity:

Polk County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 557% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.6 miles away from Polk County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 201.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from Polk County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 127.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Arkansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4518, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4254: February 05, 2016, FEMA Id: 4254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2015 to June 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4226: June 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4226, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 05, 2013 to December 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4160: January 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2013 to June 03, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4124: June 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4124, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2011 to June 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1975: May 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 1975, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 09, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1834: April 27, 2009, FEMA Id: 1834, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3301: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3215: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Arkansas Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2001 to March 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1363: March 13, 2001, FEMA Id: 1363, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Polk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,421 (77.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,185 (17.0%)
  • Bus: 43 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 81 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 224 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Argentina (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • England (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk County


  • American (22%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Welsh (1%)

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

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

  • 158 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

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

  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,355.

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Arkansas average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.24% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($14,858 average AGI)
3.03% relocated from other states ($31,798 average AGI)
Polk County:

3.03%
Arkansas average:

2.88%

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


5.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Arkansas average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.56% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($16,173 average AGI)
2.59% relocated to other states ($24,608 average AGI)
Polk County:

2.59%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sebastian County, AR  0.32% ($36,500 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Polk County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Polk County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Polk County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
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: 4,574 (3,641 aged, 933 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 566 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Polk County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (800)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (390)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (326)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (165)
  • Congestive heart failure (113)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (90)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (46)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with (congestive) heart failure (34)
  • Heart disease, unspecified (14)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 163.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,217
  • Male householders: 4,087 (951 living alone), Female householders: 4,194 (1,332 living alone)
  • 4,265 spouses (4,228 opposite-sex spouses), 524 unmarried partners, (518 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,428 children (4,936 natural, 320 adopted, 182 stepchildren), 509 grandchildren, 115 brothers or sisters, 209 parents, 32 foster children, 284 other relatives, 406 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 123

Size of family households: 3,282 2-persons, 904 3-persons, 683 4-persons, 578 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,276 1-person, 336 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 7 4-persons.

3,001 married couples with children.
1,038 single-parent households (320 men, 718 women).

93.4% of residents of Polk speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,536,000 ($6,348 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,651,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,619,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $30,704,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $403,000
Federal grants: $21,567,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,599,000 ($210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,643,000 ($2,828,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,059,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,232,000
Federal Government insurance: $835,000

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

Births: 1,390
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,276
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +80
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -221
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Polk County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.72 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Polk County, Arkansas
  • Year house built in Polk County, Arkansas
  • 1862014 or later
  • 3612010 to 2013
  • 1,2962000 to 2009
  • 1,5161990 to 1999
  • 1,6241980 to 1989
  • 1,8891970 to 1979
  • 1,5051960 to 1969
  • 5871950 to 1959
  • 4471940 to 1949
  • 7161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Arkansas
  • 701 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 1883 rooms
  • 7704 rooms
  • 1,7425 rooms
  • 1,4996 rooms
  • 7837 rooms
  • 4478 rooms
  • 7439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
  • 1291 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 1403 rooms
  • 7864 rooms
  • 2915 rooms
  • 3506 rooms
  • 1077 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 519+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Polk County, Arkansas
  • 76no bedroom
  • 3021 bedroom
  • 1,4422 bedrooms
  • 3,4483 bedrooms
  • 1,0134 bedrooms
  • 725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk County, Arkansas
  • 129no bedroom
  • 2701 bedroom
  • 8712 bedrooms
  • 6423 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Polk County, Arkansas 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
  • 214no vehicle
  • 1,6051 vehicle
  • 2,8022 vehicles
  • 1,0413 vehicles
  • 4234 vehicles
  • 2685+ 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
  • 261no vehicle
  • 8561 vehicle
  • 6562 vehicles
  • 1433 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles

87.3% of Polk County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Arkansas.

Polk County:

87.3%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 10,574
  • Other state: 8,594
  • Northeast: 544
  • Midwest: 1,840
  • South: 4,252
  • West: 1,969
Year householders moved into unit in Polk County, AR
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Polk County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 16.3%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.4%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Wood
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 181
Here:

9.0%
Arkansas:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 114
Here:

10.2%
Arkansas:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

4.7%
Arkansas:

17.4%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $401,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $927,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    General - Other: $1,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Financial Administration: $780,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Correctional Institutions: $624,000
    General Public Buildings: $213,000
    Corrections - Other: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $615,000
    Other: $260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,786,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $281,000
    Rents: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $334,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,153,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,390,000
    General Local Government Support: $498,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,068,000
    Property: $1,248,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $219,000

Polk County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $401,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $927,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    General - Other: $1,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Financial Administration: $780,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Correctional Institutions: $624,000
    General Public Buildings: $213,000
    Corrections - Other: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $615,000
    Other: $260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,786,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $281,000
    Rents: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $334,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,153,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,390,000
    General Local Government Support: $498,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,068,000
    Property: $1,248,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $219,000

Polk County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $401,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $927,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    General - Other: $1,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Financial Administration: $780,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Correctional Institutions: $624,000
    General Public Buildings: $213,000
    Corrections - Other: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $615,000
    Other: $260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,786,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $281,000
    Rents: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $334,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,153,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,390,000
    General Local Government Support: $498,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,068,000
    Property: $1,248,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $219,000

Polk County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $401,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $927,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    General - Other: $1,004,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Police Protection: $905,000
    Financial Administration: $780,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Correctional Institutions: $624,000
    General Public Buildings: $213,000
    Corrections - Other: $135,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $615,000
    Other: $260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,786,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $281,000
    Rents: $40,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $334,000
    General - Other: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,153,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,390,000
    General Local Government Support: $498,000
    Other: $163,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,068,000
    Property: $1,248,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $219,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 675
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 573
  • Number of recipients under 18: 86
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 431
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 158
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 329
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 253
Most common first names in Polk County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William21278.1 years
James20173.3 years
John19577.2 years
Mary15879.3 years
Robert10973.9 years
Charles10573.7 years
George8576.4 years
Henry5778.7 years
Thomas4876.0 years
Roy4772.2 years
Most common last names in Polk County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8775.0 years
Davis8275.9 years
Johnson5876.5 years
Williams5375.7 years
Miller5277.6 years
Jones5273.6 years
Martin3978.4 years
Brown3873.0 years
Baker3678.6 years
Bates3575.4 years
Businesses in Polk County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway2
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS6
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Polk County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"