Polk County, North Carolina Basics:

Polk County North Carolina - Government Site

Population: 20,242
Area: 238 square miles
County seat: Columbus
Area code(s) in use: 828
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
Median household income: $42,762
Persons in poverty: 15.7%
Home ownership rate: 74.8%
Mean travel time to work: 25.4 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Greenville (SC)  Henderson  Rutherford  Spartanburg (SC)  

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Map of the Polk County area

Our detail map of Polk County shows the Polk County, North Carolina boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Polk County, North Carolina

  Airports     show all on map

Wheat Field Airport

  Bays     show all on map

Jackson Cove

  Bridges     show all on map

Cox Bridge, Earle Bridge, Mills Bridge, Pores Ford Bridge, Wilkins Bridge

  Buildings     show all on map

Columbus Fire Department, Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 1, Green Creek Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Mill Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 1, Mill Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 2, Polk County Emergency Medical Services, Polk County Rescue Squad, Saluda Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Sunny View Fire and Rescue Station 1, Sunny View Fire and Rescue Station 2, Tryon Volunteer Fire Department

  Cemeteries     show all on map

Bradley Cemetery, Bradley Cemetery, Good Shepherd Cemetery, Jones-Price Cemetery, Patty Cemetery, Polk Memorial Gardens

  Churches     show all on map

Beulah Church, Big Level Church, Byars Church, Cooper Gap Church, Faith Church, Faith Temple, Fellowship Church, Fork Creek Church, Friendship Church, Grays Chapel, Green Creek Church, Green River Church, Lebanon Church, Melvin Hill Church, Midway Church, Mill Creek Church, Morgan Chapel, Mountain View Church, New Hope Church, New Testament Church, New Zion Church, Pacelot Church, Pacolet Hills Church, Peniel Church, Piney Grove Church, Pleasant Grove Church, Salem Church, Sandy Springs Church, Silver Creek Church, Stateline Church, Stony Knoll Church, Union Grove Church, Victory Church, Warrior Mountain Church, Wheat Creek Church, Zion Grove Church

  Cliffs     show all on map

Cedar Cliff, Worlds Edge

  Dams     show all on map

Deering Milliken Dam, Hooper Creek Dam, Kaye Thompson Dam, Mahlers Pond Dam, Melrose Mountain Dam Number One, Melrose Mountain Dam Number Two, Palmetto Lake Lower Dam, Palmetto Lake Upper Dam, Sandy Plains Dam, Turner Shoals Dam

  Falls     show all on map

Bradley Falls, Pearsons Falls

  Gaps     show all on map

Chinquapin Gap, Deep Gap, Howard Gap, Judes Gap, Ottanola Gap, Rich Mountain Gap, The Narrows

  Hospitals     show all on map

Saint Luke's Hospital

  Lakes     show all on map

Lyles Lake

  Locales     show all on map

La Plaza, Red Barn Landing, Red Fox Country Club, Tryon Plaza

  Mines     show all on map

Mill Spring Quarry

  Parks     show all on map

Harmon Field

  Populated Places     show all on map

Beulah, Burnt Chimney Corner, Collinsville, Columbus, Cox Store, Green Creek, Hickory Grove, Kross Keys, Lynn, McGinnis Crossroads, Melrose, Mill Spring, Mount Valley, Pea Ridge, Peniel, Poplar Grove, Rock Springs, Saluda, Sandy Plains, Sandy Springs, Stearns, Sunny View, Tryon, Valhalla

  Post Offices     show all on map

Skyuka Post Office (historical), Stearns Post Office (historical)

  Reservoirs     show all on map

Bullseye Orchard Lake, Deering Milliken Lake, Hooper Creek Lake, Kaye Thompson Lake, Lake Adger, Lake Sandy Plains, Mahler Pond, Melrose Lake, Melrose Mountain Lake Number One, Melrose Mountain Lake Number Two, Palmetto Lake, Palmetto Lake, Warrior Mountain Lake

  Ridges     show all on map

Dughill Ridge, Long Ridge, Wildcat Spur

  Schools     show all on map

Greens Creek School, Mill Spring Elementary, Polk Central School, Saluda Elementary, Saluda Junior High School, Stearns School, Sunny View Elementary School

  Streams     show all on map

Bear Creek, Big Fall Creek, Brights Creek, Britten Creek, Canal Creek, Casey Branch, Colt Creek, Cove Creek, Fork Creek, Gadd Creek, Green Creek, Harm Creek, Hensons Creek, Hooper Creek, Horse Creek, Hughes Creek, Joels Creek, Laurel Branch, Little Cove Creek, Little Creek, Little Fall Creek, Little White Oak Creek, Machine Creek, Marys Branch, Mill Creek, Ostin Creek, Panther Creek, Pulliam Creek, Rash Creek, Rotten Creek, Silver Creek, Skyuka Creek, South Branch Little White Oak Creek, Vaughn Creek, Walnut Creek, Wheat Creek, White Oak Creek, Wolfe Creek

  Summits     show all on map

Big Warrior Mountain, Blakes Peak, Brushy Mountain, Buck Mountain, Cedar Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Chimneytop, Cliffield Mountain, Cove Mountain, Foster Mountain, Fox Mountain, Humes Mountain, Laurel Mountain, Little Mountain, Little Mountain, Little Warrior Mountain, Little White Oak Mountain, McCraw Mountain, Melrose Mountain, Miller Mountain, Piney Mountain, Piney Mountain, Raccoon Mountain, Rich Mountain, Round Mountain, Tryon Peak, White Oak Mountain

  Towers     show all on map

Pea Ridge Lookout Tower, WTYN-AM (Tryon), WTYN-AM (Tryon)

  Valleys     show all on map

Green River Cove, Spicer Cove,

Polk County, North Carolina Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhitePolk County White population 18,86618,865  
BlackPolk County Black population 911910
MixedPolk County Mixed population 263263
American IndianPolk County American Indian population 101101
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderPolk County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 00

Additional population tables :
State population table
North Carolina population by county