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Polk County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 18,324
  • Males: 8,713
  • Females: 9,611

Ethnicity:

  • White: 16,508
  • Black/African American: 922
  • Hispanic: 639
  • Native American/Eskimo: 77
  • Asian: 27
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 14
  • 2 or more: 137

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (16,300)
  2. Spanish (625)
  3. German (185)
  4. French (90)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 685

  1. Mexico (234)
  2. Germany (90)
  3. United Kingdom (79)
  4. El Salvador (35)
  5. Canada (33)
  6. France (19)
  7. Austria (18)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (6,902)
  2. Catholic Church (1,214)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (801)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (637)
  5. Episcopal Church (614)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Apple Valley Middle School Health: 43 Fruitland Road, Hendersonville - (828) 697-9755

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 7,373
  • Sensory: 650
  • Physical: 1,919
  • Mental: 860
  • Self-care: 572
  • Go outside home: 1,492
  • Employment: 1,523

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 220

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 7,908
  • Utility gas: 778
  • Bottled or LP gas: 1,269
  • Electricity: 3,764
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 1,641
  • Coal or Coke: 7
  • Wood: 428
  • Solar Energy: 0
  • Other fuel: 9
  • No fuel used: 12

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 15,364
  • No vehicle: 962
  • 1 or more vehicle: 14,402

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 173
  • No High School: 994
  • Some High School: 1,482
  • High School: 3,853
  • Some College: 2,859
  • Associate's Degree: 777
  • College Degree: 2,205
  • Master's Degree: 862
  • Professional Degree: 249
  • Doctoral Degree: 199

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 7,908
  • Owners with phone: 6,061
  • Owners without phone: 157
  • Renters with phone: 1,583
  • Renters without phone: 107

10 closest counties:

  1. Henderson County, North Carolina
  2. Rutherford County, North Carolina
  3. Spartanburg County, South Carolina
  4. Greenville County, South Carolina
  5. McDowell County, North Carolina
  6. Buncombe County, North Carolina
  7. Transylvania County, North Carolina
  8. Cherokee County, South Carolina
  9. Pickens County, South Carolina
  10. Yancey County, North Carolina

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

28722, 28750, 28756, 28773, 28782

  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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