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Polk County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 20, 1851
Named for James K. Polk
Seat Cedartown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

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.

History Edit

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.


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 HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


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 Edit


Polk County Sign, Cedartown, Georgia

The Polk County Historical Marker

Polk County Court House 2, Georgia

The Polk County Court House No. 2

External linksEdit

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

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