Polk County

Polk County

Last updated October 2019

15,216 Total Voters

Republican 35.92% Democrat 25.64% Libertarian 0.51% Unaffiliated 37.93%
White 91.35% Black 4.27% Other 4.38%

Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,510. Its county seat is Columbus. The county was formed in 1855 from parts of Henderson County and Rutherford County. It was named for William Polk, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War. The Tryon International Equestrian Center, close to the community of Mill Spring will be the location of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Unemployment 6.83%

Voter Registration Thousands

In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Chris Whitmire (NC-113)
  • State Senate
  • Ralph Hise (NC-47)

Election Results