Polk County, Arkansas

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Polk County, Arkansas
Polk Co. Courthouse.JPG
Polk County Courthouse in Mena
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedNovember 30, 1844
Named forJames K. Polk
SeatMena
Largest cityMena
Area
 • Total862 sq mi (2,233 km2)
 • Land858 sq mi (2,222 km2)
 • Water4.8 sq mi (12 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)20,173
 • Density24/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Polk County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,662.[1] The county seat is Mena.[2] Polk County was founded on November 30, 1844, and named for James Polk, 11th President of the United States (1845–1849).

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.