Polk County, Arkansas

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Polk County
Polk County Courthouse in Mena
Polk County Courthouse in Mena
Map of Arkansas highlighting Polk County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°30′07″N 94°14′27″W / 34.501944444444°N 94.240833333333°W / 34.501944444444; -94.240833333333
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 30, 1844
Named forJames K. Polk
SeatMena
Largest cityMena
Area
 • Total862 sq mi (2,230 km2)
 • Land858 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Water4.8 sq mi (12 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
20,173
 • Density24/sq mi (9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

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.