Polkton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Polkton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Polkton had a population of 3,546 as of July 1, 2017. Polkton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Polkton is located at latitude 35.0039 and longitude -80.1963 in Anson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Polkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Town of Polkton (GNIS ID: 2407140) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Polkton is located within Township of Lanesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polkton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Polkton: Luneville.


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Polkton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,546
Daytime Population: Workers 400
Daytime Population: Residents 769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.33
Population in Households 1,655
Population in Familes 1,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,891
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 62
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,378
Average Household Income $64,206
Per Capita Income $14,719

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $129,918
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 419
Average Household Size 3.95
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 5
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% -0.26%
Households -0.7% -0.73%
Families -0.63% -0.88%
Median Household Income   -0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.68%

Polkton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polkton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 222 70th
Population Density # 188 75th
Diversity Index # 149 80th
Median Household Income # 509 31st
Per Capita Income # 711 4th

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