In 2018, Polk County, NC had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 52.4 and a median household income of $48,834. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Polk County, NC grew from 20,434 to 20,458, a 0.117% increase and its median household income grew from $48,412 to $48,834, a 0.872% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Polk County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.13%), White (Hispanic) (4.66%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.767%). 0% of the households in Polk County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.2% of the residents in Polk County, NC are U.S. citizens.
In 2018, the median property value in Polk County, NC was $212,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.4%. Most people in Polk County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County, NC was 2 cars per household.