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Time Zone: Polk County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Mena is the Seat for Polk County.

Polk County was founded in 1844 and was created by taking area from SevierCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Polk had a population of 20,259 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,229 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Polk represented 0.76% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,662+2.14%+1.99% since 2009
200920,259+0.15%+0.71% since 2008
200820,117-0.55%-0.1% since 2007
200720,137-0.45% 
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200020,229The Last Census

More information can be found on the Polk County Census Page for Polk County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Polk County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Polk County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Mena   5,6075,6370.53% decrease  
Wickes   6806750.74% increase  
Grannis   5735750.35% decrease  
Hatfield   3884023.48% decrease  
Cove   3803830.78% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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