Polkton, situated in Anson County, is a small town made up of 3.2 square miles.
August 30, 2017
Polkton was founded by Leonidas L. Polk, who the town was named after. Polkton was incorporated in 1875.
The median resident age in Polkton is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $8,000. The average price for a home in Polkton is about $63,000 (2015) which is $97,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Polkton is 63% Black, 27% White, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other. 72% of the population are high school graduates, with 2% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 24% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 52% that have never been married.
Polkton belongs to Anson County in the south-central part of North Carolina. Anson County has a population of 27,000 and its largest city Wadesboro, with a population of 5,800, is the county seat.
In 1750, the county was formed from part of Bladen County. Anson County was named after George Anson (Baron Anson). He was a British admiral who sailed all the way around the world from 1740 to 1744, and was the First Lord of the Admiralty.
Reductions of the size of the county began in 1753 with the northern part taken to form Rowan County. The western part of Anson County was used to make Mecklenburg County in 1762. In 1779, another piece of the northern part of Anson county was used to form Montgomery County. The last reduction of the county was in 1842, and it was the western part of Anson County that was used to establish Union County.
Anson County borders Stanly, Richmond, Marlboro (South Carolina), Chesterfield (South Carolina), and Union counties.
Anson County is made up of 537 square miles. 531 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Polkton, NC is about 3,400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.
The elevation of Polkton, NC is 335 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Polkton, NC is 28135.
The area code for Polkton, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Polkton and Anson County have voted mostly Democrat, with 62% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 51% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Polkton is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and wholesale trade make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.