Polk County is located in west central Arkansas. The County Seat is Mena and the largest city is Mena. The Official Web Site is located at http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Polk%20County. The 2014 population estimate is 20,225 and the 2010 census population was 20,662. The land area is 857.68 square miles and there are 24.1 persons per square mile.
94.7% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 6.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 85.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $82,700, there are 8,069 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,116, the median household income is $32,835, and 23.1% of the persons in Polk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,931. Retail sales (in $1000) were $176,896, and sales per capita were $8,785. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.6%.
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