North Carolina Polk County Public Schools

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Overview for Polk County, NC
Map of Polk County, NCPolk County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 237.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 80.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 56.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 5.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.28 persons compared to an average family size of 2.78 persons.

In 2005 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $24,160. Per capita income grew by 6.7% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 19,134 Covered Employment 4,828
Growth (%) since 1990 32.3% Average wage per job $25,531
Households (2000) 7,908 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 13.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 9,006 Average wage per job $28,320
Unemployment Rate (2005) 4.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $32,309 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $37,576 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 29.7%
Poverty Rate (2003) 10.2 Average wage per job $24,160
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 80.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.2%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 25.7 Average wage per job $57,741

1. POLK CENTRAL
Address: 2141 South Nc9 Hwy, Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: (828) 894-8233
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 397
Grades: PK-5

2. POLK County
Enrollment: HIGH
Address: 1681 East Nc 108 Hwy, Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-2525
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 736
Grades: 9-12

3. POLK County
Enrollment: MIDDLE
Address: 321 Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: (828) 894-2215
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 557
Grades: 6-8

4. POLK County
Enrollment: VIRTUAL EARLY COLLEGE
Address: 1681 East Nc 108 Hwy, Columbus, NC 28722
Phone: (828) 894-3051
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 34 9-11

5. SALUDA ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 127, Saluda, NC 28773
Phone: (828) 749-5571
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 148
Grades: PK-5

6. SUNNY VIEW ELEMENTARY
Address: 86 Sunny View School Road, Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: (828) 625-4530
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 183
Grades: PK-5

7. TRYON ELEMENTARY
Address: 100 School Place, Tryon, NC 28782
Phone: (828) 859-6584
County: Polk County
Enrollment: 435
Grades: PK-5