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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    A
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C+
Polk County is located in Texas with a population of 47,837. In Polk County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Polk County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
47,837

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Polk County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    412.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    509.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,136.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    151.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Polk County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,182
National
$55,322

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