Polkville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Polkville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Polkville had a population of 511 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 511
Daytime Population: Workers 105
Daytime Population: Residents 280
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 511
Population in Familes 434
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $41,749
Average Household Income $56,167
Per Capita Income $22,901


Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $159,844


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 153
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 -0.88% -0.59%
Households -0.99% -0.56%
Families -0.36% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

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, 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 # 558 25th
Population Density # 578 22nd
Diversity Index # 636 14th
Median Household Income # 360 51st
Per Capita Income # 350 53rd

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