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Walker County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 68,218 (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: 153 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walker County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.5%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Walker County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 33,516  (49.1%)
Females: 34,702  (50.9%)
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Walker County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,018 ($32,406 in 1999)

This county:

$42018
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $385, upper quartile is $611)
This county:

$483
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,300 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Walker:

$93,300
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,200 - $163,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $860
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $295

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $821 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $525 (0.8%)

Walker County household income distribution in 2009 Walker County home values distribution Walker County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for American Indian residents, 5.6% for other race residents, 20.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.3%
Walker County:

14.3%
Georgia:

19.0%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.6% for American Indian residents, 4.6% for other race residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 22 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

2012 air pollution in Walker County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.5 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:

5.5%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,683
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 599 (36% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

1.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 201
  • 1990 to 1994: 68
  • 1985 to 1989: 120
  • 1980 to 1984: 76
  • 1975 to 1979: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 33
  • 1965 to 1969: 53

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: 19,075
  • One, attached: 224
  • Two: 859
  • 3 or 4: 462
  • 5 to 9: 450
  • 10 to 19: 205
  • 20 or more: 165
  • Mobile homes: 4,113
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 7,385 (748 second mortgage, 494 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,699

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

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:

  • GeorgiaSevere 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: FEMA-DR-1973, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1858): September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • GeorgiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3218): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1311): January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1209): March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaHurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 5, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1071): October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaSevere Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1020): March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3097): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • GeorgiaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 10, 1990 to February 24, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-857): February 23, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3044): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (26%)
  • India (15%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Laos (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County (%):

  • United States or American (38%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (12%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Walker County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,630 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 3,547 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 73 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 320 (1%)
  • Other means: 186 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 443 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $42,704.

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($12,965 average AGI)
3.66% relocated from other states ($16,198 average AGI)
Walker County:

3.66%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.86% ($29,439 average AGI)
from Catoosa County, GA  1.77% ($27,345)
from Chattooga County, GA  0.32% ($23,265)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.27% ($27,643)
from Dade County, GA  0.25% ($26,736)
from Floyd County, GA  0.07% ($18,643)
from Fulton County, GA  0.07% ($37,214)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.44% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($13,238 average AGI)
3.87% relocated to other states ($15,165 average AGI)
Walker County:

3.87%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.90% ($27,182 average AGI)
to Catoosa County, GA  1.74% ($28,827)
to Chattooga County, GA  0.32% ($26,353)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.29% ($26,790)
to Dade County, GA  0.17% ($19,343)
to Bradley County, TN  0.10% ($20,619)
to Fulton County, GA  0.08% ($25,235)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1007)
  • 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: 1205.200
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1087.810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.26
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: 67,433
  • In family households: 58,470 (13,100 male householders, 5,798 female householders)
    14,073 spouses, 18,869 children (16,746 natural, 570 adopted, 1,553 stepchildren), 2,523 grandchildren, 555 brothers or sisters, 598 parents, 820 other relatives, 1,604 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,963 (3,407 male householders (2,811 living alone)), 4,192 female householders (3,737 living alone)), 1,364 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,323 (1,249 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,293 2-persons, 4,485 3-persons, 3,632 4-persons, 1,599 5-persons, 561 6-persons, 328 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,548 1-person, 862 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

10,192 married couples with children.
3,163 single-parent households (771 men, 2,392 women).

96.8% of residents of Walker County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $339,599,000 ($5358 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:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 305
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,028
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,522
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,225
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,881
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,246
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,044
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,317
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,340
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 396
  • 4 rooms: 2,524
  • 5 rooms: 5,466
  • 6 rooms: 4,764
  • 7 rooms: 2,646
  • 8 rooms: 1,141
  • 9+ rooms: 1,103
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 231
  • 3 rooms: 681
  • 4 rooms: 1,970
  • 5 rooms: 1,308
  • 6 rooms: 740
  • 7 rooms: 296
  • 8 rooms: 85
  • 9+ rooms: 90
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 520
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,413
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,728
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,059
  • 5+ bedrooms: 426
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 921
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,716
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,470
  • 4 bedrooms: 241
  • 5+ bedrooms: 37
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 862
  • 1 vehicle: 4,984
  • 2 vehicles: 7,702
  • 3 vehicles: 3,316
  • 4 vehicles: 957
  • 5+ vehicles: 360
  • no vehicle: 730
  • 1 vehicle: 2,661
  • 2 vehicles: 1,603
  • 3 vehicles: 335
  • 4 vehicles: 68
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

62% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Georgia.

Walker County:

62.0%
State average:

50.8%

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

  • This state: 31378
  • Northeast: 929
  • Midwest: 2505
  • South: 24449
  • West: 897

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.6%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Electricity (54.8%)
  • Utility gas (25.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.5%)
  • Wood (2.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 498
Here:

7.1%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 319
Here:

9.8%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 212
Here:

14.8%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Walker County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,552,000
    Water Utilities: $1,035,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $938,000
    Sewerage: $690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $534,000
    Health - Other: $426,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,297,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,632,000
    Health - Other: $2,245,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,571,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,456,000
    Financial Administration: $1,421,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,322,000
    General - Other: $1,220,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,098,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $847,000
    Regular Highways: $673,000
    General Public Buildings: $330,000
    Housing and Community Development: $177,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $79,000
    Water Utilities: $61,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $560,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,657,000
    Health - Other: $291,000
    Libraries: $129,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $913,000
    Local Fire Protection: $419,000
    Police Protection: $244,000
    Regular Highways: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $189,000
    General Public Building: $114,000
    Financial Administration: $103,000
    Central Staff Services: $99,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,624,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,553,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,684,000
    General Local Government Support: $302,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,933,000
    Interest Earnings: $603,000
    Rents: $418,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $401,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $908,000
    All Other: $742,000
    Highways: $175,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,850,000
    Property: $6,053,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,160,000
    Other License: $361,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $316,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $303,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $60,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,580,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,073,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,507,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,425,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,775,000

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
Walker County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Walker County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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+)"