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Polk County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 237.8 square miles
Population Density 86.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 20,411
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 3.6%
Under 18 17.6%
65 and over 27%
Females 52.2%
White 93
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.6
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 4.5%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 26.9%
Veterans 2,006
Households and Housing
Households 8,788
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.6%
Median household income $44,745
The per capita income $24,611
Live below the poverty line. 16.7%
housing units 11,391
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $170,200
Residents owning their homes. 74.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,705
Women-owned firms 32.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $110,320
Retail sales per capita $5,764
Manufacturers shipments $153,075
Merchant wholesaler sales $64,996