Polk County TX Information

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Polk County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Polk County TX Housing Affordability Index is 215
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Polk County TX Wealth Index is 80
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 52,076 (100%)
Population in Households 47,659 (91.5%)
Population in Families 39,492 (75.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,417 ( 8.5%)
Population Density 49
Diversity Index2 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,680
Average Household Income $65,417
Per Capita Income $24,598
Wealth Index4 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,366 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,597 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,515 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $97,763
Housing Affordability Index3 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,963
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 13,042
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.49% 1.11%
Households 1.51% 1.16%
Families 1.46% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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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, 2019 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 # 66 74th
Population Density # 81 69th
Diversity Index # 154 40th
Median Household Income # 162 37th
Per Capita Income # 146 43rd

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