Polkton demographics profile

StatisticPolktonNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,10718191
Median age35.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio2.5:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)29%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%43%43%
Speak English94%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Polkton, NC has a population of 3,379 and is the 8,220th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,107 per sq mi which is 511% higher than the North Carolina average and 1121% higher than the national average. The median age in Polkton is 35 which is approximately 9% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Polkton, 29% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 79% of Polkton residents were born in North Carolina, 17% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Polkton is 511% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Polkton is 9% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Polkton 30.30% of the population is White.
  • In Polkton 62.74% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Polkton 0.77% of the population is Asian.

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Polkton population breakdown by race

RacePolktonNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American62.74%21.50%12.63%
American Indian2.55%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.26%2.45%3.06%
Other race0.38%3.01%4.75%
In Polkton, 3.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Polkton, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).