Polkton, NC Overview

Situated in the western portion of Anson County along U.S. Highway 74 near the small community of Peachland, the town of Polkton was named for a famous native son. Leonidas Lafayette Polk not only founded the community, his name became synonymous with education throughout North Carolina.  Polk's unwavering ambition and vision were instrumental in the founding of Meredith College and North Carolina State University College.  He also inspired the agricultural community with his publication of The Progressive Farmer magazine.  Many felt that this charismatic crusader would have won the nomination for President of the United States in 1892.  The Polkton campus of today's South Piedmont Community College pays homage to this famous patriarch.  One of the landmarks of Polkton is the original train depot, built by a local resident and donated to the Polkton Woman's Club.  This historic structure has been beautifully restored and now serves as a meeting place for civic organizations and special events.  A number of flourishing manufacturing enterprises already call Polkton home, and the town's economy continues to grow and mature.




Population Growth (since 2000) 46%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,001.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.585
Households w/ Children 33%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 19%
Median Year in Residency 2.03

Housing Inventory

Polkton, NC Housing Inventory 270 59 166 270 59

Market Overview

17 listings with an estimated median price of $250,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 3
$100K - 200K 2
$200K - 300K 7
$300K - 400K 3
$1M - Max 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 5
Commercial 4
Lots and Land 7
Farms 1

(Data as of 6/19/2019)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Polkton, NC Population Demographics

Total: 3,185


Median Age: 35.91

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Polkton, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Polkton, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Polkton, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Polkton, NC Highest Education Level Attained 546 166 60 91 143 441 1,000 546 166 60 91 143 1,000

Employment and Finance


Polkton, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $42,957)

Polkton, NC Income by dollar range 57 22 28 22 28 24 19 30 25 47 36 54 21 0 1 9 12 1

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Polkton, NC Crime

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