Polk County AR Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,391
Daytime Population: Workers 7,640
Daytime Population: Residents 12,733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,373
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 20,236
Population in Familes 16,758
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $36,671
Average Household Income $48,768
Per Capita Income $20,010


Total Housing Units 10,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,330 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,976 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,728 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $91,976
Average Home Value $121,761


Total Households 8,306
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,705
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.29%
Households -0.24% -0.32%
Families -0.41% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.37%


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, 2017 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 Density # 46 39th
Diversity Index # 48 37th
Median Household Income # 43 44th
Per Capita Income # 56 27th

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