In 2019, Polk County, NC had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 52.7 and a median household income of $48,787. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Polk County, NC grew from 20,458 to 20,557, a 0.484% increase and its median household income declined from $48,834 to $48,787, a −0.0962% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Polk County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.84%), White (Hispanic) (4.61%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.895%). 0% of the households in Polk County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.
97.7% of the residents in Polk County, NC are U.S. citizens.
In 2019, the median property value in Polk County, NC was $225,700, and the homeownership rate was 74%. 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.