Polk County , Arkansas

Polk County: County in Arkansas, United States

Polk County locator map
Location of Polk County on Arkansas map.


Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,662 and a population density of 9 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 19,964 inhabitants. Its county seat is Mena. The county was created 176 years ago in 1844.


Polk County is located at 34°29'9"N 94°13'41"W (34.4858400, -94.2280700). It has 7 neighbors: Howard County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Scott County, Sevier County, Le Flore County and McCurtain County.

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Mountain Fork Bridge

The largest city of Polk County is Mena with a population of 5,490. Other cities include, Wickes population 747, Grannis population 574 and Vandervoort population 86. See all Polk County cities & populated places.

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Polk County map

Polk County Quick Facts

Population : 19,964 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
Different from : Polk County
Area : 2234 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : James K. Polk
Capital : Mena
Establishment : November 11, 1844
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 19:32:27 (15th June 2021)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -3.5% (2010-2019)

Polk County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Polk County decreased by 3.5% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,662 - census
2011 20,558 -0.51% estimation process
2012 20,420 -0.68% estimation process
2013 20,342 -0.38% estimation process
2014 20,249 -0.46% estimation process
2015 20,194 -0.27% estimation process
2016 20,145 -0.24% estimation process
2017 20,147 0.01% estimation process
2018 20,019 -0.64% estimation process
2019 19,964 -0.28% estimation process

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Other places with the same name (11)

Polk County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County.

City Name Population Title
Mena 5,490 City in Arkansas
Wickes 747 Human settlement in Polk County, Arkansas, United States of America
Grannis 574 City in Polk County, Arkansas, United States
Hatfield 388 Town in Polk County, Arkansas, United States
Cove 373 Town in Arkansas, United States
Vandervoort 86 Human settlement in Polk County, Arkansas, United States of America

Arkansas Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Arkansas 3,017,804 State of the United States of America
Pulaski County 391,911 County in Arkansas, United States
New Caledonia 287,800 Unincorporated community in Arkansas, United States
Benton County 279,141 County in Arkansas, United States
Washington County 239,187 County in Arkansas, United States
Little Rock 197,312 Capital and largest city of Arkansas
Sebastian County 127,827 County in Arkansas, United States
Faulkner County 126,007 County in Arkansas, United States
Saline County 122,437 County in Arkansas, United States
Craighead County 110,332 County in Arkansas, United States
Garland County 99,386 County in Arkansas, United States
Fort Smith 87,891 City in Arkansas, USA
Fayetteville 87,590 County seat of Washington County, Arkansas, United States
Springdale 81,125 City in Arkansas, United States
White County 78,753 County in Arkansas, United States
Jonesboro 78,394 County seat city in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA

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