Lookup Inmates in Polk County, North Carolina. Results May Include: Arrest Detail, Date, Agency, Type, Officer, Location, Offense Date, Description, Related Incident, Bail Amount, Bail Type, Court #, Inmate Details, Address, Jail Housing Location, Incarceration Date, Scheduled Release, Race/Gender.

Polk County Jail

40 Ward Street

Columbus, NC  28722

(828) 894-3001

County History:   

Established in 1855, Polk county has its seat in Columbus, NC.  It was named for a colonel in the Revolutionary War, William Polk.  The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in this area.  

County Population:  20,411

Area Code(s):  828

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Donald Hill, dhill@polknc.org, (828) 894-3001

40 Ward St
Columbus NC 28722
PO Box 69
8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri
365 day 24 hour a day coverage

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Crime Stats for Columbus:  Columbus’s violent crime rate has been both high and low since 2001.  It exceeded the national average in 2011, 2009 and 2008, but was zero in 2014.  All remaining years were below the national average.

Per 1,000 residents, Columbus has 9.08 or 9 officers, which is above North Carolina’s average of 2.39

County Clerk:  Unknown:

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Polk County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 25
Avg Daily Population 26
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Full time payroll 5
Full time total employees 5
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Polk County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 8,881
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 8,468
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 413
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 45,672
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Polk County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 2,714
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 13.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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