Place:Polk, Texas, United States

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NamePolk
Alt namesPolksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates30.783°N 94.85°W
Located inTexas, United States     (1846 - )
See alsoSan Jacinto, Texas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,413. Its county seat is Livingston. Polk County is named for James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States, who was President during the Mexican War that resulted in Texas separating from Mexico to become an independent republic before it was annexed into the United States.

The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is in Eastern Polk County. The 2000 census reported a resident population of 480 persons within the reservation.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 2,348
1860 8,300
1870 8,707
1880 7,189
1890 10,332
1900 14,447
1910 17,459
1920 16,784
1930 17,555
1940 20,635
1950 16,194
1960 13,861
1970 14,457
1980 24,407
1990 30,687

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