Polkville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Polkville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Polkville had a population of 536 as of July 1, 2016. Polkville ranks in the lower 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 Polkville is located at latitude 35.4163 and longitude -81.644 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Polkville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Polkville (GNIS ID: 2404545) 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 City of Polkville is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polkville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Polkville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 536
Population in Households 536
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 289
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $118,919
Average Home Value $159,118


Median Household Income $40,182
Average Household Income $52,936
Per Capita Income $21,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.22%
Households -0.28% -0.18%
Families 0.4% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Polkville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polkville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 557 25th
Population Density1 # 575 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 637 14th
Median Household Income # 369 50th
Per Capita Income # 366 51st

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