Polk County TX Information


Polk County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 49,942
Daytime Population: Workers 14,494
Daytime Population: Residents 29,643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,137
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 45,533
Population in Familes 37,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,409
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,726
Average Household Income $57,403
Per Capita Income $22,422


Total Housing Units 25,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,055 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,139 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,815 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $91,051
Average Home Value $128,847


Total Households 18,194
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 12,506
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.33%
Households 1.35% 1.42%
Families 1.28% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


Polk County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas 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 # 67 74th
Population Density # 83 68th
Diversity Index # 156 39th
Median Household Income # 194 24th
Per Capita Income # 186 27th

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