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Polk County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Cedartown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

312 sq mi (808 km²)
311 sq mi (806 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38,127
Founded December 20, 1851
Named for James K. Polk
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Polk County Court House 2, Georgia.jpg
Polk County Courthouse in Cedartown, Georgia

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 38,127. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 41,460.[1] The county seat is Cedartown.[2]

Contents

History

Created on December 20, 1851, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, the County is named after James K. Polk, the eleventh President of the United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 312 square miles (808 km²), of which, 311 square miles (806 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 38,127 people, 14,012 households, and 10,340 families residing in the county. The population density was 122 people per square mile (47/km²). There were 15,059 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.52% White, 13.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.62% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 7.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,012 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,328, and the median income for a family was $37,847. Males had a median income of $29,985 versus $21,452 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,617. About 11.20% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Images

The Polk County Historical Marker

Recreation

  • Silver Comet Trail[4]

External links

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Silver Comet Trail, Polk County Information - Georgia

Coordinates: 34°00′N 85°11′W / 34.00°N 85.18°W / 34.00; -85.18


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Polk County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Polk County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 20, 1851
Seat Cedartown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²),
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38127
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: James K. Polk

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 20, 1851. It was named after United States President James Knox Polk. As of 2000, the population was 38,127. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 40,479 [1]. The county seat is Cedartown6.

Contents

History

Created on December 20, 1851, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, the County is named after James K. Polk, the eleventh President of the United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 km² (312 sq mi). 806 km² (311 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.32%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 38,127 people, 14,012 households, and 10,340 families residing in the county. The population density was 47/km² (122/sq mi). There were 15,059 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (48/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.52% White, 13.34% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.62% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 7.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,012 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,328, and the median income for a family was $37,847. Males had a median income of $29,985 versus $21,452 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,617. About 11.20% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Images

The Polk County Historical Marker
The Polk County Court House No. 2

External links

Coordinates: 34°00′N 85°11′W / 34.00, -85.18

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