Polk County OR Information


Polk County Subdivisions

Polk County OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 82,863
Population in Households 81,064
Population in Familes 65,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,799
Population Density2 112
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $61,879
Average Household Income $80,906
Per Capita Income $30,329


Total Housing Units 32,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,278 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,365 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,029 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $285,379
Average Home Value $320,888


Total Households 30,643
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 20,955
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 1.47%
Households 0.97% 1.42%
Families 0.85% 1.33%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.21%


Polk County OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polk County to the other 36 counties and county equivalents in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 67th
Population Density # 7 83rd
Diversity Index # 11 72nd
Median Household Income # 3 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.