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Polk County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,057.1 square miles
Population Density 43 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 45,790
Population change 0.8%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 20.7%
65 and over 19.9%
Females 46.5%
White 84.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 14
Asian 0.7%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 11.4%
Native American 2.2%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.3%
Veterans 4,558
Households and Housing
Households 16,980
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.5%
Median household income $37,855
The per capita income $19,498
Live below the poverty line. 20.2%
housing units 23,431
Multi-unit structures 3%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $78,600
Residents owning their homes. 79.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,518
Women-owned firms 28.3%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $445,440
Retail sales per capita $9,587
Manufacturers shipments $98,527
Merchant wholesaler sales $51,110