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Walker County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 68,939 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 61,053 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,632
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,978
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,181
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,887 (it was 5,424 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

34%

Land area: 447 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 154 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Walker County: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.2%), Educational, health and social services (14.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Walker County, GA (2017)
    • 62,906103.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0405.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4372.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1551.9%Two or more races
    • 4420.7%Asian alone
    • 1450.2%Some other race alone
    • 620.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 33,108  (48.0%)
Females: 35,831  (52.0%)
Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,410 ($32,406 in 1999)
This county:

$45,410
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $552 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $740)
This county:

$552
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,500 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Walker:

$120,500
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,700 - $174,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Institutionalized population: 1,249

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 189
  • Burglaries: 326
  • Thefts: 1046
  • Auto thefts: 157

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 313
  • Thefts: 905
  • Auto thefts: 115
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 266 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 1998: 263 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 1999: 258 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2000: 294 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2001: 308 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2002: 331 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2003: 415 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2004: 512 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2005: 490 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2006: 406 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2007: 275 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2008: 176 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2009: 97 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2010: 69 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2013: 99 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2014: 84 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2015: 100 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2016: 142 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2017: 152 buildings, average cost: $151,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Walker, GA residents
Average permit cost in Walker, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,112 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $784 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Walker, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Walker, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Walker, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
Walker County:

14.4%
Georgia:

14.9%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.0% for American Indian residents, 0.2% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.4 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 43.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 45.8 years old, American Indian residents: 23.5 years old, Asian residents: 35.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 17.2 years old)

Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walker County is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rossville-Beverly Hills, La Fayette, Fairview, Rock Spring, Chattanooga Valley, Rossville, Kensington, Fairyland, Chickamauga, Villanow.

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

2018 air pollution in Walker County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Walker County: Sandmont Bible Camp (A), New Home Community Center (B), New Home (C), South Dade Fire Department (D), North Dade Volunteer Fire Department (E), Davis Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (F), New Salem Volunteer Fire Department (G), West Brow Fire Department (H), New Home Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walker County include: Avans Church (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Brown Gap Church (C), Byrds Chapel (D), Wildwood Church (E), Rising Fawn Church (F), General Church (G), Calvary Church (H), Griffin Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bates Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2), Brown Gap Cemetery (3), Forester Cemetery (4), Long Cemetery (5), Bible Cemetery (6), Brock Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Vaught Lake (A), Young Lake (B), Smythe Lake (C), Gross Lake (D), Miller Lake (E), Lake Edna (F), Green Pond (G), Tucker Branch Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Spring Branch (A), Harris Creek (B), Wauhatchie Branch (C), Turner Branch (D), Tadpole Branch (E), Stewart Town Creek (F), Stephens Branch (G), Squirrel Town Creek (H), Jack Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Walker County: Cloudland Canyon State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Conway County, Arkansas , Madison County, Alabama , Macon County, North Carolina , Tunica County, Mississippi , Union County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 1,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 914 (78.7% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

1.3%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4212010 or later
  • 1932000 to 2009
  • 1361990 to 1999
  • 1961980 to 1989
  • 481970 to 1979
  • 86Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,223
  • One, attached: 172
  • Two: 612
  • 3 or 4: 338
  • 5 to 9: 101
  • 10 to 19: 398
  • 20 to 49: 296
  • 50 or more: 135
  • Mobile homes: 4,097

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 10,172 (85 second mortgage, 340 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,820

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,045109
Mainline Protestant2,94816
Black Protestant4744
Other4193
Catholic4101
None30,460-
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: 11
Walker County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Walker County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walker County:

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

28.4%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Walker County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,652
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $64.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,837
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,448
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.34%
All wheat for grain: 578 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1369 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 35 acres

Tornado activity:

Walker County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 44272462.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Walker County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Walker County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from Walker County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 289.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1973: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1020: March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: 1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Walker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,266 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,813 (10.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 125 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 360 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,028 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • India (18%)
  • Vietnam (14%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Barbados (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County


  • American (41%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 454 people in nursing homes
  • 399 people in state prisons
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 616 people in state prisons
  • 419 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 201 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 43 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,147.

7.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($17,979 average AGI)
3.71% relocated from other states ($16,905 average AGI)
Walker County:

3.71%
Georgia average:

3.60%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catoosa County, GA  2.13% ($35,117 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, TN  1.85% ($33,008)
from Chattooga County, GA  0.46% ($30,021)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.31% ($31,077)
from Dade County, GA  0.20% ($36,854)
from Gordon County, GA  0.10% ($50,500)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.64% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($17,151 average AGI)
3.48% relocated to other states ($19,406 average AGI)
Walker County:

3.48%
Georgia average:

3.12%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catoosa County, GA  2.09% ($33,083 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, TN  1.75% ($35,898)
to Chattooga County, GA  0.36% ($29,493)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.31% ($34,677)
to Dade County, GA  0.21% ($32,651)
to Bradley County, TN  0.11% ($29,545)
to Gordon County, GA  0.10% ($42,048)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
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: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Walker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Walker County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
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: 11,561 (8,927 aged, 2,634 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,090 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,007)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (751)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (751)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (688)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (620)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (394)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (376)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (342)
  • Unspecified dementia (320)
  • Congestive heart failure (240)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,205
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,088
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 50.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.9
  • Other - 39.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,939
  • In family households: 58,136 (10,320 male householders, 8,455 female householders)
    14,234 spouses, 17,028 children (15,621 natural, 663 adopted, 744 stepchildren), 2,769 grandchildren, 1,211 brothers or sisters, 718 parents, 1,535 other relatives, 1,866 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,457 (3,377 male householders (2,016 living alone)), 4,118 female householders (3,640 living alone)), 1,962 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,346

Size of family households: 9,439 2-persons, 2,771 3-persons, 2,823 4-persons, 2,440 5-persons, 1,186 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,656 1-person, 1,459 2-persons, 304 3-persons, 76 4-persons.

8,148 married couples with children.
3,191 single-parent households (722 men, 2,469 women).

97.8% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $339,599,000 ($5,358 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,926,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $172,186,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $94,571,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $623,000
Federal grants: $62,150,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,352,000 ($52,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,718,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,729,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,592,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,363,000

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

Births: 3,898
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,522
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +180
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,351
Here:

+37 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Walker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.87 millions of gallons per day (66% from ground, 34% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Walker County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Walker County, Georgia
  • 6622014 or later
  • 8812010 to 2013
  • 4,5952000 to 2009
  • 4,4811990 to 1999
  • 4,0771980 to 1989
  • 4,6491970 to 1979
  • 3,0641960 to 1969
  • 2,8451950 to 1959
  • 2,1741940 to 1949
  • 2,9441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Georgia
  • 191 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2733 rooms
  • 1,5984 rooms
  • 4,4835 rooms
  • 5,0466 rooms
  • 3,2947 rooms
  • 1,9598 rooms
  • 2,3209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • 01 room
  • 1642 rooms
  • 3913 rooms
  • 2,2954 rooms
  • 2,5885 rooms
  • 7616 rooms
  • 7067 rooms
  • 2418 rooms
  • 1329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Georgia
  • 19no bedroom
  • 6291 bedroom
  • 3,8082 bedrooms
  • 10,1443 bedrooms
  • 3,5024 bedrooms
  • 8905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6801 bedroom
  • 3,2992 bedrooms
  • 3,0273 bedrooms
  • 1254 bedrooms
  • 1475+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County, Georgia 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
  • 386no vehicle
  • 4,6821 vehicle
  • 6,8222 vehicles
  • 5,5203 vehicles
  • 8344 vehicles
  • 7485+ 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
  • 631no vehicle
  • 2,7891 vehicle
  • 2,7432 vehicles
  • 9023 vehicles
  • 1734 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles

87.1% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Georgia.

Walker County:

87.1%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 37,889
  • Other state: 30,025
  • Northeast: 1,971
  • Midwest: 2,851
  • South: 24,424
  • West: 779
Year householders moved into unit in Walker County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.1%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.9%Electricity
  • 14.5%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 706
Here:

10.3%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 661
Here:

18.0%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 339
Here:

14.3%
Georgia:

18.8%

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 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $5,628,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $698,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,247,000
    Health - Other: $4,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,943,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,865,000
    Regular Highways: $2,284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,148,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,031,000
    General - Other: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,838,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,128,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,654,000
    Other: $902,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,710,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,882,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,782,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Interest Earnings: $551,000
    General Revenue - Other: $194,000
    Royalties: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,731,000
    General - Other: $1,398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $307,000
    General Public Building: $141,000
    Health - Other: $133,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,469,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,650,000
    Beginning: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $916,000
    Health and Hospitals: $880,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,205,000
    Property: $8,677,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,349,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $415,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $308,000
    Other License: $270,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,009,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $5,628,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $698,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,247,000
    Health - Other: $4,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,943,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,865,000
    Regular Highways: $2,284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,148,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,031,000
    General - Other: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,838,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,128,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,654,000
    Other: $902,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,710,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,882,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,782,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Interest Earnings: $551,000
    General Revenue - Other: $194,000
    Royalties: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,731,000
    General - Other: $1,398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $307,000
    General Public Building: $141,000
    Health - Other: $133,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,469,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,650,000
    Beginning: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $916,000
    Health and Hospitals: $880,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,205,000
    Property: $8,677,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,349,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $415,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $308,000
    Other License: $270,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,009,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $5,628,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $698,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,247,000
    Health - Other: $4,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,943,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,865,000
    Regular Highways: $2,284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,148,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,031,000
    General - Other: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,838,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,128,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,654,000
    Other: $902,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,710,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,882,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,782,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Interest Earnings: $551,000
    General Revenue - Other: $194,000
    Royalties: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,731,000
    General - Other: $1,398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $307,000
    General Public Building: $141,000
    Health - Other: $133,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,469,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,650,000
    Beginning: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $916,000
    Health and Hospitals: $880,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,205,000
    Property: $8,677,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,349,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $415,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $308,000
    Other License: $270,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,009,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $5,628,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $698,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Regular Highways: $346,000
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Police Protection: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,247,000
    Health - Other: $4,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,943,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,865,000
    Regular Highways: $2,284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,148,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,031,000
    General - Other: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,838,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,225,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,128,000
    General Public Buildings: $386,000
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $195,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,654,000
    Other: $902,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,710,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,882,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,782,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,500,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,500,000
    Interest Earnings: $551,000
    General Revenue - Other: $194,000
    Royalties: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $2,731,000
    General - Other: $1,398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $307,000
    General Public Building: $141,000
    Health - Other: $133,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,469,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,650,000
    Beginning: $1,500,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $916,000
    Health and Hospitals: $880,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,205,000
    Property: $8,677,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,349,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $415,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $308,000
    Other License: $270,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $66,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,009,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,664
  • Number of aged recipients: 162
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,502
  • Number of recipients under 18: 239
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,095
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 330
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 644
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 731
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 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 ORIGINATED239$112,138235$107,8721,057$124,59596$34,1461$701,000292$94,04846$47,978
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$91,4383$84,66777$124,0789$18,1110$04$90,0006$74,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$108,50963$75,302405$129,78070$25,2430$027$84,77826$47,692
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN34$94,70636$124,833291$133,5265$44,2000$024$94,5004$73,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$146,7149$128,77879$157,7721$12,0000$01$140,0003$88,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$156,22725$155,5601$245,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$118,57117$179,0001$94,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$148,2004$177,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$200,0007$245,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$215,0002$166,5000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Walker, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Walker, GA - Value
Most common first names in Walker County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James73570.9 years
William60372.4 years
Mary45976.9 years
John43672.0 years
Robert32969.8 years
Charles31470.0 years
George19873.4 years
Thomas19672.2 years
Ruby13778.5 years
Willie13476.9 years
Most common last names in Walker County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29772.4 years
Brown21673.8 years
Williams18676.4 years
Johnson16672.6 years
Jones13372.4 years
Harris11470.8 years
Davis11273.5 years
Wilson10573.1 years
Jackson9870.5 years
White9774.0 years
Businesses in Walker County, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware4Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In3
Curves2Sears1
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
FedEx3Taco Bell2
Goodwill2True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul6
Hardee's1UPS4
Jimmy John's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Walker County on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"