Historic Polk County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:45,413
Census 2000:41,133
Census 1990:30,687
Census 1980:24,407
Census 1970:14,457
Census 1960:13,861
Census 1950:16,194
Census 1940:20,635
Census 1930:17,555
Census 1920:16,784
Census 1910:17,459
Census 1900:14,447
Census 1890:10,332
Census 1880:7,189
Census 1870:8,707
Census 1860:8,300
Census 1850:2,348
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2348 people in 1850 8300 people in 1860 8707 people in 1870 7189 people in 1880 10332 people in 1890 14447 people in 1900 17459 people in 1910 16784 people in 1920 17555 people in 1930 20635 people in 1940 16194 people in 1950 13861 people in 1960 14457 people in 1970 24407 people in 1980 30687 people in 1990 41133 people in 2000 45413 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer10.4   10.4
1990 - 2000:spacer34.0   34.0
1980 - 1990:spacer25.7   25.7
1970 - 1980:spacer68.8   68.8
1960 - 1970:spacer4.3   4.3
1950 - 1960:spacer-14.4   -14.4
1940 - 1950:spacer-21.5   -21.5
1930 - 1940:spacer17.5   17.5
1920 - 1930:spacer4.6   4.6
1910 - 1920:spacer-3.9   -3.9
1900 - 1910:spacer20.8   20.8
1890 - 1900:spacer39.8   39.8
1880 - 1890:spacer43.7   43.7
1870 - 1880:spacer-17.4   -17.4
1860 - 1870:spacer4.9   4.9
1850 - 1860:spacer253.5   253.5