Polkton, North Carolina

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Polkton, North Carolina
Location of Polkton, North Carolina
Location of Polkton, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°0′14″N 80°12′5″W / 35.00389°N 80.20139°W / 35.00389; -80.20139Coordinates: 35°0′14″N 80°12′5″W / 35.00389°N 80.20139°W / 35.00389; -80.20139
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Anson
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,375
 • Density 1,061/sq mi (409.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28135
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-53140[1]
GNIS feature ID 0992644[2]
Website www.polkton.org

Polkton is a town in Anson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,375,[3] up from 1,195 at the 2000 census.

The town is named after its founder, Leonidas L. Polk.


The Billy Horne Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[4]


Polkton is located at 35°0′14″N 80°12′5″W / 35.00389°N 80.20139°W / 35.00389; -80.20139 (35.003888, -80.201527).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,195 people, 297 households, and 206 families residing in the town. The population density was 438.5 people per square mile (169.0/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 123.3/sq mi (47.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 56.32% African American, 40.08% White, 1.34% Asian, 1.26% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 297 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 42.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 185.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 217.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,329, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,783. About 16.3% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.5% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.


The main campus of South Piedmont Community College is on US Highway 74 at the edge of Polkton. SPCC serves Anson and Union Counties.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Polkton town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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