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Walker County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2016: 64,967 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 70,713 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,046
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,088
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 22,693
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,437 (it was 5,671 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 794 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walker County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (42.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (20.7%), Educational, health and social services (17.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Walker County, Alabama:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
Alabama median age:  39.0 years
Males: 32,091  (49.4%)
Females: 32,876  (50.6%)
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Walker County,AL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,068 ($29,076 in 1999)

This county:

$39,068
Alabama:

$46,257

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $480 (lower quartile is $357, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$480
State:

$559


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,100 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Walker:

$89,100
Alabama:

$136,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,900 - $151,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $962
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 685

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 351
  • Thefts: 566
  • Auto thefts: 97
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 72 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2005: 63 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,300
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $283 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $199 (0.3%)

Walker County household income distribution in 2013 Walker County home values distribution in 2013 Walker County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.7%
Walker County:

21.7%
Alabama:

17.1%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 40.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, American Indian residents: 43.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.9 years old, Other race residents: 24.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walker County is $373 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $558 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jasper, Manchester, Townley, Sumiton, Empire, Cordova, Dora, Carbon Hill, Flat Creek-Wegra, Parrish.

Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bamberg County, South Carolina , Bryan County, Oklahoma , Chickasaw County, Mississippi , Hancock County, Georgia , Jackson County, Georgia , Grayson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 2,581
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 703 (4.1% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 1652010 or later
  • 3792000 to 2009
  • 2261990 to 1999
  • 831980 to 1989
  • 621970 to 1979
  • 74Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.0%

Walker County marital status for males Walker County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,008
  • One, attached: 306
  • Two: 884
  • 3 or 4: 935
  • 5 to 9: 534
  • 10 to 19: 67
  • 20 to 49: 12
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 8,908

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 8,111 (254 second mortgage, 590 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,740

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

56.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,118180
Mainline Protestant2,55225
Black Protestant1,0878
Catholic5231
Other5203
None23,223-
Walker County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Walker County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Walker County:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walker County:

11.9%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

32.4%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Walker County:

Average size of farms: 138 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,742
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $89.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,840
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,863
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.92
Corn for grain: 178 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Earthquake activity:

Walker County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from Walker County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 105.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Walker County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4251: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4251, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1971: April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 24, 2010 to April 25, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1908: May 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1908, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1466: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1466, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 05, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1442: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to February 17, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1362: March 05, 2001, FEMA Id: 1362, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • Guatemala (32%)
  • India (13%)
  • Cambodia (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Ukraine (3%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County


  • American (32%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Walker County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,636 (85.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,164 (10.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 133 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 201 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 356 (1.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Walker County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 561 people in nursing homes
  • 266 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Walker County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 366 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 287 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 78 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 60 people in college/university student housing
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,398.

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Alabama average:

6.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.00% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($21,364 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($9,427 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.31%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, AL  1.14% ($33,601 average AGI)
from Winston County, AL  0.44% ($25,837)
from Cullman County, AL  0.20% ($29,195)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.15% ($35,677)
from Shelby County, AL  0.11% ($42,864)
from Marion County, AL  0.10% ($30,450)
from Franklin County, AL  0.10% ($23,750)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Alabama average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.18% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($21,587 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($9,101 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.46%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, AL  1.21% ($32,349 average AGI)
to Winston County, AL  0.38% ($29,613)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.17% ($26,444)
to Cullman County, AL  0.15% ($28,839)
to Shelby County, AL  0.14% ($35,767)
to Marion County, AL  0.13% ($22,519)
to Blount County, AL  0.12% ($49,840)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Walker County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Walker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Walker County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walker County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Walker County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walker County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walker County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Walker County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Walker County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,090 (10,479 aged, 4,611 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,037 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Walker County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (1,327)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,056)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (988)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (843)
  • Congestive heart failure (693)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (573)
  • Unspecified dementia (510)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (361)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (295)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (288)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 168.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 98.3
  • Other - 69.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,967
  • In family households: 56,341 (10,212 male householders, 7,230 female householders)
    13,152 spouses, 18,757 children (16,303 natural, 847 adopted, 1,607 stepchildren), 3,313 grandchildren, 605 brothers or sisters, 1,361 parents, 1,277 other relatives, 434 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,755 (2,626 male householders (2,092 living alone)), 3,795 female householders (3,506 living alone)), 1,334 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 871

Size of family households: 8,432 2-persons, 4,029 3-persons, 2,702 4-persons, 1,592 5-persons, 388 6-persons, 299 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,598 1-person, 610 2-persons, 213 3-persons.

8,368 married couples with children.
3,445 single-parent households (503 men, 2,942 women).

98.2% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (19% speak English very well, 68% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $471,945,000 ($6,742 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,299,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $243,552,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $133,033,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,435,000
Federal grants: $78,889,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,274,000 ($838,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,763,000 ($906,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $176,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,998,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,973,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,674
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,018
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +195
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -365
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Walker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 58.45 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Walker County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 7642014 or later
  • 8622010 to 2013
  • 4,4782000 to 2009
  • 5,7801990 to 1999
  • 3,8761980 to 1989
  • 4,6411970 to 1979
  • 3,8881960 to 1969
  • 2,3421950 to 1959
  • 2,2561940 to 1949
  • 1,7771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 601 room
  • 1342 rooms
  • 1803 rooms
  • 2,3284 rooms
  • 3,4135 rooms
  • 5,0086 rooms
  • 3,5227 rooms
  • 2,0768 rooms
  • 2,1309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 01 room
  • 4832 rooms
  • 3813 rooms
  • 1,2354 rooms
  • 1,5195 rooms
  • 6786 rooms
  • 3417 rooms
  • 1358 rooms
  • 2409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 60no bedroom
  • 3341 bedroom
  • 3,7162 bedrooms
  • 10,6673 bedrooms
  • 3,2064 bedrooms
  • 8685+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 8851 bedroom
  • 1,8682 bedrooms
  • 2,0393 bedrooms
  • 1324 bedrooms
  • 885+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 573no vehicle
  • 4,9511 vehicle
  • 5,8682 vehicles
  • 4,5683 vehicles
  • 2,0324 vehicles
  • 8595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 438no vehicle
  • 2,7131 vehicle
  • 1,3322 vehicles
  • 2803 vehicles
  • 854 vehicles
  • 1645+ vehicles

85.4% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Alabama.

Walker County:

85.4%
State average:

86.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 53,295
  • Other state: 10,491
  • Northeast: 643
  • Midwest: 3,683
  • South: 5,355
  • West: 810
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.0%Electricity
  • 12.4%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.5%Electricity
  • 12.7%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 390
Here:

6.1%
Alabama:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 250
Here:

7.5%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 121
Here:

5.1%
Alabama:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Walker County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,982,000
    Police Protection: $1,832,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,683,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,120,000
    Financial Administration: $486,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,000
    Health Services - Other: $40,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $343,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,519,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $16,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,186,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $253,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,375,000
    General Support: $328,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,373,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $771,000
    Tobacco Sales: $478,000
    Total General Sales: $428,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $46,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,710,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,710,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,592,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,190
  • Number of aged recipients: 224
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,966
  • Number of recipients under 18: 392
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,209
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 589
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,288
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,427
Walker County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Walker County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED135$116,704251$81,849787$125,287129$33,9692$50,500144$98,986169$35,651
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$110,88228$58,71479$105,64616$45,6880$010$82,30033$52,848
APPLICATIONS DENIED67$100,701137$68,350446$115,61487$28,2410$031$114,548120$46,867
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$122,30437$113,081253$127,88118$68,0560$022$127,40910$79,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$78,2506$38,33350$162,1606$87,1670$02$30,0009$62,556
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$184,33327$142,9632$362,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$174,28615$170,0670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$42,00011$206,6360$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$173,0006$155,1670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$173,0004$151,7500$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Walker County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James92471.3 years
William65072.6 years
John60574.3 years
Mary47677.2 years
Robert29671.1 years
Charles29067.2 years
George24974.7 years
Willie21377.1 years
Thomas19571.3 years
Annie17780.7 years
Most common last names in Walker County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29673.7 years
Williams26172.4 years
Jones23173.6 years
Brown22174.3 years
Davis21873.6 years
Johnson19572.8 years
Key19074.4 years
Wilson18576.1 years
Phillips14372.7 years
Kilgore12073.0 years
Businesses in Walker County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack2
DHL1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx4Sears1
Ford1Subway5
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hardee's2Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul6
Home Depot1UPS3
Honda1Waffle House1
Hyundai1Walgreens2
JCPenney1Walmart2
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1

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