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Demographics and Tax Structure
Overall Population

Polk County is one of the fasting growing counties in Texas.  The U.S. Census Bureau data reflects a 34% increase in population in the ten year period between 1990 and 2000.  Polk County ranked 19th in the State from 41,133 in 2000 to 45,323 in 2003 for a 10.2% population growth with 20% urban and 80% rural making up that figure.  With a low cost of living index, Polk County is an affordable place to live.

Resident Population

Based on 2010 Census: Total population 46,032

Median Age in 1990: 39.8  in 2000: 39.3  Texas Median Age in 2000: 32.3

Age 65 and older:  7,386
Age 55 - 64:  4,861
Age 35 - 54:  10,854
Age 20 - 34:  7,603
Age 15 - 19:  2,667
Age 5 - 14:  5,333
Under 5:  2,429 


Population Breakdown Per City 2000 Census

Polk County:  41,133  34% growth from 1990
City of Livingston:  5,433  .08% growth from 1990
City of Corrigan:  1,721  -.02 % decrease in growth from 1990
City of Onalaska:  1,174  61 % growth from 1990
City of Goodrich:  243  .01 % growth from 1990
City of Seven Oaks:  131  -23% decrease in growth from 1990


Per Capita Personal Income


Year        PCPI        Rank in State    % State Avg.     % National Avg.
2006        $30,498            64th                  87%                   83%

2005 to 2006 PCPI Increase
Polk County        8.2%
State                   5.8%
National              5.6%

Average Annual Growth Rate of PCPI from 1996 - 2006   
Polk County        4.9%
State                   4.7%
National              4.3%


Employment and Business Demographics


Number of Blue Collar Workers - 2000 Census - 7,358  52.7%
Number of White Collar Workers - 2000 Census - 6,598  47.3%


Local Tax Structure

Polk county has homestead exemptions and an over 65 and disability tax freeze for the cities, county, and school district.

School Districts (per $100 valuation)

Livingston ISD - $1.41
Corrigan-Camden ISD - $1.189
Onalaska ISD - $1.2001
Big Sandy ISD - $1.11
Leggett ISD - $1.16610
Goodrich ISD - $1.04

County Tax Rate

Polk - $.6277 (assessment ratio 100%)


Sales Tax  

Corrigan - 1.5%
Goodrich - 1.0%
Livingston - 1.5%
Onalaska - 1.5%
Polk County - .5%
State of Texas - 6.25%

City Property Taxes

Corrigan - $.4861
Goodrich - $.5914
Livingston - None
Onalaska - None



For More Information on Tax Statistics for Polk County, Please Visit Our "CRC Application" Page.


 
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