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Walker County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 69,761 (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: 156 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Walker County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Manufacturing (18.2%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Walker County, GA (2019)
    • 62,92890.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,9314.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6082.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1671.7%Two or more races
    • 5550.8%Asian alone
    • 2010.3%Some other race alone
    • 1130.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 100.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 35,392  (50.7%)
Females: 34,369  (49.3%)
Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,856 ($32,406 in 1999)
This county:

$47,856
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $499 (lower quartile is $419, upper quartile is $642)
This county:

$499
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,700 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Walker:

$133,700
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,700 - $196,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $172,811
Here:

$172,811
State:

$274,276

Townhouses or other attached units: $141,605
Here:

$141,605
State:

$266,514

In 2-unit structures: $115,826
Here:

$115,826
State:

$239,993

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,969
Here:

$177,969
State:

$304,107

Mobile homes: $60,975
Here:

$60,975
State:

$74,102

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,152
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $373

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
Walker County, GA map from a distance

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 significantly worse than average.
63.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
45.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
38.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
66.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

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
  • 2018: 135 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2019: 145 buildings, average cost: $179,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Walker, GA residents
Average permit cost in Walker, GA
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: $1,200 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $871 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Walker, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Walker, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Walker, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.2%
Walker County:

14.2%
Georgia:

13.3%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.7% for American Indian residents, 0.2% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.9 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.8 years old, Black residents: 29.9 years old, American Indian residents: 52.8 years old, Asian residents: 56.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 45.3 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Georgia:

5.4%

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: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,074 (82.6% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

1.5%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5402010 or later
  • 1972000 to 2009
  • 1931990 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: 21,727
  • One, attached: 765
  • Two: 2,099
  • 3 or 4: 419
  • 5 to 9: 294
  • 10 to 19: 372
  • 20 to 49: 537
  • 50 or more: 294
  • Mobile homes: 4,028

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 10,536 (300 second mortgage, 688 home equity loan, 44 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,057

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

64.2% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 111% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Walker County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 29.6 miles away from the 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 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 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 Walker 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (14) is near the US average (15).
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, 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: 13,124 (77.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,923 (11.4%)
  • Bus: 20 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 241 (1.4%)
  • Walked: 347 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,277 (7.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (27%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Barbados (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County


  • American (40%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (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 2019: 11.7

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 2018: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
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 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,275)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (1,197)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (996)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (891)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (863)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (539)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (479)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (408)
  • Unspecified dementia (366)
  • Congestive heart failure (306)

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: 69,761
  • Male householders: 14,348 (3,840 living alone), Female householders: 12,412 (3,904 living alone)
  • 13,312 spouses (13,180 opposite-sex spouses), 489 unmarried partners, (489 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,293 children (16,836 natural, 422 adopted, 2,035 stepchildren), 3,257 grandchildren, 995 brothers or sisters, 551 parents, 70 foster children, 1,026 other relatives, 2,248 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,760

Size of family households: 9,002 2-persons, 4,095 3-persons, 2,548 4-persons, 1,010 5-persons, 882 6-persons, 273 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,744 1-person, 1,151 2-persons, 55 3-persons.

7,940 married couples with children.
3,967 single-parent households (712 men, 3,255 women).

97.4% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 29% 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:

4.2
State:

4.6

Year house built in Walker County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Walker County, Georgia
  • 7222014 or later
  • 6302010 to 2013
  • 4,3542000 to 2009
  • 4,3261990 to 1999
  • 2,9971980 to 1989
  • 5,2851970 to 1979
  • 4,2471960 to 1969
  • 3,2121950 to 1959
  • 2,6421940 to 1949
  • 2,1201939 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
  • 01 room
  • 1862 rooms
  • 353 rooms
  • 1,7194 rooms
  • 4,4965 rooms
  • 4,8566 rooms
  • 2,8427 rooms
  • 1,4778 rooms
  • 2,9829+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • 2251 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 1,1493 rooms
  • 3,6774 rooms
  • 1,1155 rooms
  • 1,3986 rooms
  • 1997 rooms
  • 1848 rooms
  • 1899+ 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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6961 bedroom
  • 3,8102 bedrooms
  • 10,2903 bedrooms
  • 3,0824 bedrooms
  • 7155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Georgia
  • 225no bedroom
  • 7061 bedroom
  • 4,6312 bedrooms
  • 2,3433 bedrooms
  • 2624 bedrooms
  • 05+ 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
  • 507no vehicle
  • 4,2561 vehicle
  • 6,2572 vehicles
  • 5,2073 vehicles
  • 1,9314 vehicles
  • 4355+ 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
  • 1,632no vehicle
  • 3,3481 vehicle
  • 2,2472 vehicles
  • 8413 vehicles
  • 994 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.5% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Georgia.

Walker County:

86.5%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 33,786
  • Other state: 34,740
  • Northeast: 1,776
  • Midwest: 3,396
  • South: 27,466
  • West: 2,102
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
  • 70.2%Electricity
  • 17.1%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 12.4%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 621
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 564
Here:

15.1%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 308
Here:

13.7%
Georgia:

17.3%

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 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,487,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,531,000
    Regular Highways: $2,829,000
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,831,000
    General - Other: $4,463,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,831,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,318,000
    Financial Administration: $2,668,000
    Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,077,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,832,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,383,000
    Health - Other: $1,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $463,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,899,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,163,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $530,000
    Other - Health - Other: $156,000
    Other - Libraries: $154,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $58,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,868,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,544,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,609,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,285,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,068,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,703,000
    Rents: $265,000
    General Revenue - Other: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $576,000
    Financial Administration: $76,000
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,646,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,000,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,282,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $931,000
    General Local Government Support: $388,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,487,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,531,000
    Regular Highways: $2,829,000
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,831,000
    General - Other: $4,463,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,831,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,318,000
    Financial Administration: $2,668,000
    Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,077,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,832,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,383,000
    Health - Other: $1,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $463,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,899,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,163,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $530,000
    Other - Health - Other: $156,000
    Other - Libraries: $154,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $58,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,868,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,544,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,609,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,285,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,068,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,703,000
    Rents: $265,000
    General Revenue - Other: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $576,000
    Financial Administration: $76,000
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,646,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,000,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,282,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $931,000
    General Local Government Support: $388,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,487,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,531,000
    Regular Highways: $2,829,000
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,831,000
    General - Other: $4,463,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,831,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,318,000
    Financial Administration: $2,668,000
    Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,077,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,832,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,383,000
    Health - Other: $1,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $463,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,899,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,163,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $530,000
    Other - Health - Other: $156,000
    Other - Libraries: $154,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $58,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,868,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,544,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,609,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,285,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,068,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,703,000
    Rents: $265,000
    General Revenue - Other: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $576,000
    Financial Administration: $76,000
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,646,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,000,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,282,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $931,000
    General Local Government Support: $388,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $5,440,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,487,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,531,000
    Regular Highways: $2,829,000
    Local Fire Protection: $324,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,831,000
    General - Other: $4,463,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,831,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,318,000
    Financial Administration: $2,668,000
    Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,077,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,832,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,383,000
    Health - Other: $1,054,000
    General Public Buildings: $463,000
    Libraries: $154,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,899,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,163,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $530,000
    Other - Health - Other: $156,000
    Other - Libraries: $154,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $58,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,868,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,544,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,609,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,285,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,068,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,703,000
    Rents: $265,000
    General Revenue - Other: $230,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $576,000
    Financial Administration: $76,000
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,646,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,000,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,282,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $931,000
    General Local Government Support: $388,000

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+)"