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 2018:50,031More data
Estimate 2017:49,016 
Estimate 2016:47,678 
Estimate 2015:46,632 
Estimate 2014:45,830 
Estimate 2013:45,539 
Estimate 2012:45,520 
Estimate 2011:45,578 
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:1,604 
Goodrich city:313 
Livingston town:5,128 
Onalaska city:2,829 
Seven Oaks city:127 
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,057.1More 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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:15.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:84.9%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 - 2018 (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 - 2017 (BEA):$38,210More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,878,484,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$44,596More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:80.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:12.0% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,304More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,075 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,963 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,598 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$35,074 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:5.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:6.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.646100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,036,760,023More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,350,597,768More data
Total Actual Levy:$21,648,212More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$2,495,202More data
CY 2017:$2,465,093 
CY 2016:$2,445,069 
CY 2015:$2,237,948 
CY 2014:$2,071,343 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:101.338More 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:8.209More data
On-System Subtotal:364.533More data
City Streets:101.758More data
Certified County Roads:823.763More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:925.521More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,290.054More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:320.596More 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:16.418More data
On-System Subtotal:864.676More data
City Streets:203.516More data
Certified County Roads:1,647.526More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,851.042More data
County Total:2,715.718More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
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.