Polk County Fast Facts

  • 59% of population is of working age (18-64)
  • 42,470 population (2018)
  • labor force of 370,000+ within a 45-minute drive time
  • population projected to grow 4.3% by 2025
  • nearly 42% of area residents have college experience

Population

Rockmart Cedartown Polk County
Population, 2018-19 Estimated: 4,244 10,215 42,470
Population, 2010 Census: 4,117 9,718 41,475
Population Growth, 2010-2018: +3.1% +5.1% +2.4%
Projected Population, 2025: 4,381 10,748 44,315
Projected Population Growth, 2025: +3.7% +5.2% +4.3%

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Age Demographics

Rockmart Cedartown Polk County Georgia United States
Median Age 28.6 34.5 37.1 36.8 38.2
Ages 0-9 18.0% 16.3% 14.4% 12.6% 12.1%
Ages 10-19 17.2% 16.3% 14.1% 14.2% 13.1%
Ages 20-34 21.8% 17.9% 18.7% 20.5% 20.5%
Ages 35-54 24.8% 24.5% 25.3% 26.6% 25.4%
Ages 55-64 6.3% 9.4% 12.5% 12.1% 12.9%
Ages 65+ 11.8% 15.5% 15.1% 13.9% 16.0%

Sources: ESRI, U.S. Census Bureau Community Survey

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Race and Ethnicity

Rockmart Cedartown Polk County
White 75.2% 61.0% 75.1%
Black 19.4% 15.3% 12.6%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Asian 0.9% 1.0% 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Other Races 1.9% 19.5% 8.8%
Two or More Races 2.3% 2.5% 2.3%
Hispanic Origin 3.4% 29.9% 13.9%
Diversity Index 43.7 77.0 55.9

Sources: ESRI, U.S. Census Bureau Community Survey

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Commute Times

Rockmart Cedartown Polk County Georgia United States
Average Commute 27.9 minutes 22.8 minutes 27.5 minutes 29.0 minutes 27.1 minutes

Sources: ESRI, U.S. Census Bureau Community Survey

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Education Attainment

  • 6.1% Graduate Degree
  • 9.0% Bachelor's Degree
  • 6.1% Associate Degree
  • 28.8% Some College
  • 82.2% Completed High School

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Polk Area

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Household Income (HHI)

Polk County’s median household income (HHI) has steadily increased over the years and remains consistent with other neighboring counties. Thanks to a cost of living more than 22% lower than the national average, residents' dollars go further in Polk County. When compared to statewide and national averages, Polk County’s moderate HHI helps make the area attractive to business and industries looking to relocate or expand.

Rockmart Cedartown Polk County Georgia United States
Median HH Income $32,674 $30,304 $43,491 $58,756 $61,937
Mean (Average) HH Income $43,510 $56,718 $62,448 $82,489 $90,021
Per Capita Income $16,544 $20,902 $23,233 $31,187 $33,831

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

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