Polk County GA Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 42,077
Daytime Population: Workers 12,540
Daytime Population: Residents 25,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 41,669
Population in Familes 35,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 136
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $39,568
Average Household Income $51,896
Per Capita Income $18,981


Total Housing Units 17,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,578 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,698 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,956 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $112,379
Average Home Value $142,344


Total Households 15,276
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 10,932
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.28%
Households 0.17% 0.27%
Families 0.03% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   2.21%


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, 2017 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 Density # 44 73rd
Diversity Index # 61 61st
Median Household Income # 78 52nd
Per Capita Income # 117 27th

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