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Walker County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2019: 63,521 (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: 80 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Walker County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.9%), Retail trade (12.6%), Manufacturing (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 79%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Walker County, AL (2019)
    • 56,98888.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,0186.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6762.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0111.6%Two or more races
    • 3120.5%Asian alone
    • 1230.2%Some other race alone
    • 830.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Males: 31,486  (49.6%)
Females: 32,035  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,283 ($29,076 in 1999)
This county:

$46,283
Alabama:

$51,734

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $498 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $573)
This county:

$498
State:

$597


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $135,600 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Walker:

$135,600
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,500 - $196,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,069
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

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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Health of residents in Walker County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
66.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
41.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 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
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $282,500
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2019: 34 buildings, average cost: $189,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Walker, AL residents
Average permit cost in Walker, AL
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $407 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $301 (0.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Walker, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Walker, AL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Walker, AL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.7%
Walker County:

17.7%
Alabama:

15.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 26.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.5 years old
(Males: 39.9 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 44.3 years old, American Indian residents: 52.6 years old, Asian residents: 38.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.2 years old, Other race residents: 22.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Alabama:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Walker, AL
County total employment by year in Walker, AL
County average yearly wages by year in Walker, AL

Current college students: 2,581
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,077 (17.6% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1992010 or later
  • 2732000 to 2009
  • 1971990 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: 20,686
  • One, attached: 295
  • Two: 489
  • 3 or 4: 647
  • 5 to 9: 521
  • 10 to 19: 94
  • Mobile homes: 8,493
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 118

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 8,018 (40 second mortgage, 237 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,627

Here:

42.1% with mortgage
State:

55.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Alabama state average. It is 162% greater 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) 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 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 105.6 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 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 Thunderstorms, Incident Period: April 12, 2020 - April 13, 2020, FEMA Id: 4555, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • Alabama Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4503, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Floods: 9, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Walker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,561 (83.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,200 (11.1%)
  • Bus: 28 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 185 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 240 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 606 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (43%)
  • Mexico (22%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • India (6%)
  • Cambodia (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County


  • American (37%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

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 $50,773.

4.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Alabama average:

5.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.08% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($27,031 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($9,153 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.14%
Alabama average:

2.56%

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  1.29% ($37,303 average AGI)
from Winston County, AL  0.34% ($33,514)
from Shelby County, AL  0.16% ($51,353)
from Cullman County, AL  0.16% ($30,121)
from Marion County, AL  0.16% ($39,788)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.13% ($40,107)


4.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Alabama average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.22% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($29,208 average AGI)
1.23% relocated to other states ($10,334 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.23%
Alabama average:

2.59%

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  1.23% ($42,059 average AGI)
to Winston County, AL  0.41% ($40,779)
to Cullman County, AL  0.23% ($31,146)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.17% ($50,114)
to Shelby County, AL  0.15% ($52,438)
to Blount County, AL  0.15% ($40,968)

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 2019: 15.0

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 2018: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.5%
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 - 2019:

  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (2,103)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,360)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,157)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,115)
  • Congestive heart failure (837)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (688)
  • Unspecified dementia (593)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (387)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (300)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (206)

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: 63,521
  • Male householders: 15,068 (2,966 living alone), Female householders: 10,085 (3,667 living alone)
  • 12,891 spouses (12,721 opposite-sex spouses), 1,642 unmarried partners, (1,584 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,121 children (12,897 natural, 494 adopted, 1,730 stepchildren), 3,246 grandchildren, 322 brothers or sisters, 871 parents, 650 foster children, 918 other relatives, 1,774 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 933

Size of family households: 8,022 2-persons, 4,224 3-persons, 2,558 4-persons, 2,176 5-persons, 324 6-persons, 106 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,633 1-person, 1,057 2-persons, 16 4-persons, 37 5-persons.

7,020 married couples with children.
3,774 single-parent households (1,041 men, 2,733 women).

97.4% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).

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:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7

Year house built in Walker County, Alabama
  • Year house built in Walker County, Alabama
  • 5972014 or later
  • 3742010 to 2013
  • 3,3232000 to 2009
  • 6,0811990 to 1999
  • 5,9451980 to 1989
  • 5,3841970 to 1979
  • 2,6001960 to 1969
  • 3,1261950 to 1959
  • 1,6491940 to 1949
  • 2,2641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama
  • 01 room
  • 592 rooms
  • 4273 rooms
  • 1,5774 rooms
  • 4,9605 rooms
  • 4,1136 rooms
  • 3,1757 rooms
  • 2,6888 rooms
  • 2,6469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama
  • 1321 room
  • 1512 rooms
  • 5543 rooms
  • 1,5014 rooms
  • 1,7855 rooms
  • 3856 rooms
  • 4507 rooms
  • 4328 rooms
  • 1189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Alabama
  • 172no bedroom
  • 3141 bedroom
  • 3,6542 bedrooms
  • 11,0903 bedrooms
  • 3,4754 bedrooms
  • 9405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Alabama
  • 132no bedroom
  • 6941 bedroom
  • 1,8232 bedrooms
  • 2,0933 bedrooms
  • 6964 bedrooms
  • 705+ 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
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 421no vehicle
  • 5,2501 vehicle
  • 6,2822 vehicles
  • 4,2243 vehicles
  • 2,6964 vehicles
  • 7725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 597no vehicle
  • 2,7311 vehicle
  • 1,0512 vehicles
  • 5933 vehicles
  • 5364 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.3% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Alabama.

Walker County:

86.3%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 53,246
  • Other state: 8,911
  • Northeast: 456
  • Midwest: 3,522
  • South: 3,840
  • West: 1,093
Year householders moved into unit in Walker County, AL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.6%Electricity
  • 12.9%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 12.4%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 362
Here:

5.9%
Alabama:

11.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 320
Here:

10.4%
Alabama:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

3.3%
Alabama:

12.5%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,993,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,601,000
    Financial Administration: $6,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,212,000
    Police Protection: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $583,000
    Central Staff Services: $397,000
    Health - Other: $275,000
    General Public Buildings: $274,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,930,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,756,000
    Other: $1,244,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,304,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,244,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,038,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $919,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $587,000
    Severance: $517,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $429,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,799,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,993,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,601,000
    Financial Administration: $6,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,212,000
    Police Protection: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $583,000
    Central Staff Services: $397,000
    Health - Other: $275,000
    General Public Buildings: $274,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,930,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,756,000
    Other: $1,244,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,304,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,244,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,038,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $919,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $587,000
    Severance: $517,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $429,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,799,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,993,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,601,000
    Financial Administration: $6,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,212,000
    Police Protection: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $583,000
    Central Staff Services: $397,000
    Health - Other: $275,000
    General Public Buildings: $274,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,930,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,756,000
    Other: $1,244,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,304,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,244,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,038,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $919,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $587,000
    Severance: $517,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $429,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,799,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $4,275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,993,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,601,000
    Financial Administration: $6,197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,212,000
    Police Protection: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,301,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $583,000
    Central Staff Services: $397,000
    Health - Other: $275,000
    General Public Buildings: $274,000
    General - Other: $200,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,930,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,880,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,756,000
    Other: $1,244,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,304,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,244,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,038,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,025,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $919,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $587,000
    Severance: $517,000
    Tobacco Products Sales: $429,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,799,000

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
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 in Walker, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Walker, AL - 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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  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"