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Polk County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 434.7 square miles
Population Density 38.7 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 16,690
Population change -0.8%
Under 5 years of age 4.8%
Under 18 21.3%
65 and over 18.6%
Females 50.5%
White 97.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.7
Asian 0.3%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.1%
Veterans 1,165
Households and Housing
Households 6,740
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.6%
Median household income $39,074
The per capita income $20,274
Live below the poverty line. 17.3%
housing units 8,206
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $109,300
Residents owning their homes. 79.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,579
Women-owned firms 25.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $67,693
Retail sales per capita $4,305
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0