In 2017, Polk County, NC had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 52.1 and a median household income of $48,412. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Polk County, NC grew from 20,324 to 20,434, a 0.541% increase and its median household income grew from $47,396 to $48,412, a 2.14% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Polk County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.78%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.43%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.563%). N/A% of the people in Polk County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.
The median property value in Polk County, NC is $205,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in Polk County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Polk County, NC is 2 cars per household.