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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Polk County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,994

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,573

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 583

Renter-occupied housing units : 338

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 868

Renter-occupied housing units : 933

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,479

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,658


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Polk County, Georgia)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 922

Householder 35 to 44 years : 902

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,573

Householder 55 to 59 years : 542

Householder 60 to 64 years : 619

Householder 65 to 74 years : 786

Householder 75 years and over : 145

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 303

Householder 35 to 44 years : 245

Householder 45 to 54 years : 536

Householder 55 to 59 years : 389

Householder 60 to 64 years : 767

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,113

Householder 75 years and over : 1,082


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Polk County, Georgia)

Less than 10.0 percent : 57

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 513

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 416

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 621

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 724

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 358

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 166

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 329

50.0 percent or more : 826

Not computed : 492


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Polk County, Georgia)

Built 2010 or later :

Built 2000 to 2009 : $158,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $111,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $104,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $86,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $83,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $131,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $106,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $89,200


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Polk County, Georgia: 72.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Georgia: 68.5%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Polk County, Georgia

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 333 333 $22,238,834
  Two Family 4 8 $245,320
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

337 341 $22,484,154
2000        
  Single Family 256 256 $19,343,640
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 10 $175,000
  Total

257 266 $19,518,640
2001        
  Single Family 238 238 $20,079,760
  Two Family 7 14 $642,920
  Three and Four Family 2 7 $240,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

247 259 $20,962,680
2002        
  Single Family 313 313 $22,766,730
  Two Family 5 10 $463,800
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $120,960
  Five or More Family 5 29 $1,015,000
  Total

324 355 $24,366,490
2003        
  Single Family 248 248 $21,728,850
  Two Family 4 8 $346,080
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 13 96 $3,770,000
  Total

265 352 $25,844,930
2004        
  Single Family 202 202 $21,879,092
  Two Family 12 24 $1,280,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

214 226 $23,159,092
2005        
  Single Family 247 247 $24,107,080
  Two Family 4 8 $480,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

251 255 $24,587,080
2006        
  Single Family 203 203 $24,932,473
  Two Family 1 2 $100,800
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 6 $300,000
  Total

205 211 $25,333,273


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Polk County, GA): $32,328
Median Household Income In 2000 (Georgia): $42,433


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Polk County): $72,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Georgia): $100,600


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Polk County, Georgia

Utility Gas: 47.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 28.2%
Electricity: 20.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.2%
Solar Energy: 0.1%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.3%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Polk County, Georgia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 34.05%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 57.91%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 8.04%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Polk County): $425
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Georgia): $613
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Polk County): $535


(updated 2010)



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