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Polkton is a township in Ottawa County, in the Holland-Grand Haven metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Polkton. For links to other places called Polkton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Polkton is 43.069N. The longitude is -85.973W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,335.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Polkton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ottawa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49448 ZIP code.
20% of Polkton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Polkton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Polkton was $22,868, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Polkton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Polkton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $947.
Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Polkton political report.
The average commute time for Polkton workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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