Polkville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Polkville had a population of 832 as of July 1, 2017. Polkville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Polkville is located at latitude 32.1909 and longitude -89.696 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Polkville (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Town of Polkville (GNIS ID: 2407528) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Polkville is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Polkville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Polkville, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 832
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 464
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 832
Population in Familes 719
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $42,917
Average Household Income $60,752
Per Capita Income $22,571


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $102,536
Average Home Value $112,934


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 232
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 -0.02% -0.34%
Households -0.18% -0.39%
Families 0.0% -0.43%
Median Household Income   4.33%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Polkville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polkville to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 219 40th
Population Density # 360 1st
Diversity Index # 335 8th
Median Household Income # 80 78th
Per Capita Income # 82 78th

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