Polk County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:53,255More data
Estimate 2021:51,816 
Census 2020:50,119More data
Census 2010:45,413More data
Census 2000:41,133More data
Population of the County Seat (Livingston)
Census 2020:5,640 
Census 2010:5,335 
Census 2000:5,433 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN POLK COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Corrigan town:1,478More data
Goodrich city:269More data
Livingston town:5,784More data
Onalaska city:3,205More data
Seven Oaks city:72More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,057.0More data
Water Area:52.6More data
Total Area:1,109.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:47.41More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:22.36More data
Percent Rural:77.64More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:15.6%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:85.2%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:71.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:9.2%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.3%More data
65 and Older:19.0%More data
85 and Older:0.8%More data
Median Age:43.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$47,994More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,490,838,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$50,827More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:13.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$44,980More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,359 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$41,096 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,945 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,327 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:5.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:7.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.637906More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,405,865,043More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,947,738,925More data
Total Actual Levy:$25,182,863More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$3,585,854More data
CY 2021:$3,193,580 
CY 2020:$2,794,649 
CY 2019:$2,545,174 
CY 2018:$2,495,202 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:101.422More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:29.784More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:221.328More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.720More data
Frontage Roads:8.605More data
On-System Subtotal:364.859More data
City Streets:116.582More data
Certified County Roads:862.614More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:979.196More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,344.055More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:323.502More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:77.258More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:442.656More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.440More data
Frontage Roads:17.210More data
On-System Subtotal:868.066More data
City Streets:233.164More data
Certified County Roads:1,725.228More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,958.392More data
County Total:2,826.458More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Polk County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Polk County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Polk County»

Special Districts in Polk County.
School Districts in Polk County.
History of City Tax Rates in Polk County.

Airports in Polk County.
Hospitals in Polk County.
Prisons in Polk County.