Polk County

Polk County was created in 1851 from parts of Paulding and Floyd counties which were earlier part of Cherokee County. President James Knox Polk is honored in its naming. Cedartown, the county seat, dates to Indian times when a grove of cedars was a trading place and the site of festivals.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 268, Cedartown GA 30125
Telephone 770.749.2100
Fax 770.748.5520
Website http://www.polkgeorgia.org

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Polk County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 42018 (State Rank: 48)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.85
Unincorporated Millage Rate 10.85
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.28
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 26.13
Total Unincorporated 26.13


County Officials