Polk County GA Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,025
Population in Households 41,652
Population in Familes 35,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density1 135
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 15,173
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 10,872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,508 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,665 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,997 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $107,543
Average Home Value $136,369


Median Household Income $38,377
Average Household Income $49,690
Per Capita Income $18,068
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.14%
Households 0.09% 0.06%
Families -0.05% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polk County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 70th
Population Density1 # 44 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 61 64th
Median Household Income # 73 55th
Per Capita Income # 120 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.