Polk County is located in north-western Georgia. The County Seat is Cedartown and the largest city is Cedartown. The Official Web Site is located at http://polkgeorgia.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 41,133 and the 2010 census population was 41,475. The land area is 310.33 square miles and there are 133.6 persons per square mile.
83.7% of the population is White, 13% is Black or African American, 12.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 72.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,900, there are 14,645 households, an average of 2.78 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,336, the median household income is $39,208, and 23.4% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,391. Retail sales (in $1000) were $314,659, and sales per capita were $7,592. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 35.8%.
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