Polk County , North Carolina

Polk County: County in North Carolina, United States

Polk County locator map
Location of Polk County on North Carolina map.

About

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,510 and a population density of 33 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 21,030 inhabitants. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was created 166 years ago in 1854.

Polk County Courthouse  Courthouse Street  Columbus 'Polk County  North Carolina' image
Polk County Courthouse Courthouse Street Columbus 'Polk County North Carolina'
Polk County Courthouse  Courthouse Street  Columbus 'Polk County  North Carolina' image

Geography

Polk County is located at 35°16'45"N 82°10'11"W (35.2792900, -82.1696700). It has 4 neighbors: Henderson County, Rutherford County, Greenville County and Spartanburg County.

Polk County map

The largest city of Polk County is Saluda with a population of 703. . See all Polk County cities & populated places.

Polk County Quick Facts

Population : 21,030 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Polk County
Twitter username : polkcountync
Area : 618 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : William Polk
Capital : Columbus
Establishment : January 01, 1855
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 08:42:27 (16th October 2021)
Density : 34 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.47% (2010-2020)

Polk County has 4 neighbours.

  • Columbus

Demographics

The population of Polk County increased by 2.47% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,510 - census
2011 20,288 -1.09% estimation process
2012 20,249 -0.19% estimation process
2013 20,388 0.68% estimation process
2014 20,367 -0.1% estimation process
2015 20,414 0.23% estimation process
2016 20,414 0% estimation process
2017 20,564 0.73% estimation process
2018 20,668 0.5% estimation process
2019 20,724 0.27% estimation process
2020 21,030 1.46% estimation process

Comte de Polk, Comté de Polk, Condado de Polk, Condado han Polk, Contea di Polk, Hrabstwo Polk, Okrug Polk, Polk, Polk Kun, Polk Kūn, Polk konderria, Quan Polk, Quận Polk, bo er ke xian, mqatʿt bwlk, poku jun, polka ka'unti, Округ Полк, Полк, مقاطعة بولك, پولک کاؤنٹی، اتلا کیرولینا, পোল্ক কাউন্টি, ポーク郡, 波爾克縣

People born in Polk County (2)

People born in Polk County, including politician John B. Earle, frontiersman William S. Williams, you can see a list of people who born in Polk County.

Other places with the same name (12)

Polk County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Tryon 1,635 Town in North Carolina, United States
Columbus 1,007 Town in Polk County, North Carolina, United States
Saluda 703 Human settlement in North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States