Polk County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 19,328 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Columbus.[2]

Polk County
Polk County Courthouse in Columbus
Polk County Courthouse in Columbus
Map of North Carolina highlighting Polk County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°16′40″N 82°10′03″W / 35.277901°N 82.167621°W / 35.277901; -82.167621
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forColonel William Polk
Largest townTryon
 • Total238.45 sq mi (617.6 km2)
 • Land237.69 sq mi (615.6 km2)
 • Water0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)  0.32%
 • Total19,328
 • Density81.32/sq mi (31.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district11th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Polk County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.