Polk County AR Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,695
Population in Households 20,540
Population in Familes 17,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 8,431
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,772
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,354 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,077 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,589 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $88,943
Average Home Value $117,300


Median Household Income $34,486
Average Household Income $45,669
Per Capita Income $18,748
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.06%
Households -0.04% -0.1%
Families -0.29% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Polk County AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 37 52nd
Population Density1 # 50 36th
Diversity Index2 # 49 36th
Median Household Income # 47 39th
Per Capita Income # 58 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.