Polk County

Polk County

Last updated September 2020

16,019 Total Voters

Republican 36.54% Democrat 24.7% Libertarian 0.56% Green 0.04% Constitution 0.07% Unaffiliated 38.09%
White 89.21% Black 4.11% Other 6.68%

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 was 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