Polk County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:51,353More data
Estimate 2018:49,955 
Estimate 2017:48,990 
Estimate 2016:47,656 
Estimate 2015:46,613 
Estimate 2014:45,813 
Estimate 2013:45,522 
Estimate 2012:45,510 
Estimate 2011:45,580 
Census 2010:45,413More data
Census 2000:41,133More data
Population of the County Seat (Livingston)
Census 2010:5,335 
Census 2000:5,433 
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:1,611More data
Goodrich city:323More data
Livingston town:5,242More data
Onalaska city:2,967More data
Seven Oaks city:129More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,057.0More data
Water Area:52.6More data
Total Area:1,109.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:42.96More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:22.36More data
Percent Rural:77.64More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:15.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:85.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:10.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.3%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:70.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:9.8%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.2%More data
65 and Older:18.8%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:43.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$39,438More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,973,118,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$46,017More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:15.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:80.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:14.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,945More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,327 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,075 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,963 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,598 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:4.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.646100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,311,208,096More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,425,726,194More data
Total Actual Levy:$22,133,617More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$2,545,174More data
CY 2018:$2,495,202 
CY 2017:$2,465,093 
CY 2016:$2,445,069 
CY 2015:$2,237,948 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:101.332More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:29.783More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:221.483More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.720More data
Frontage Roads:8.212More data
On-System Subtotal:364.530More data
City Streets:101.758More data
Certified County Roads:827.359More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:929.117More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,293.647More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:320.571More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:77.256More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:442.966More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:7.440More data
Frontage Roads:16.424More data
On-System Subtotal:864.657More data
City Streets:203.516More data
Certified County Roads:1,654.718More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,858.234More data
County Total:2,722.891More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Polk County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.