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Walker County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 71,484 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 61,758 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,786
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,934
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,959
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,249 (it was 7,344 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

36%

Land area: 787 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walker County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.3%), Construction (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Walker County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (23.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (17.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.1 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 42,074  (58.9%)
Females: 29,410  (41.1%)

Walker County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,662 ($31,468 in 1999)

This county:

$42,662
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $752 (lower quartile is $570, upper quartile is $959)
This county:

$752
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $147,200 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Walker:

$147,200
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,200 - $268,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,102
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $474

Institutionalized population: 13,934

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 168
  • Thefts: 248
  • Auto thefts: 35

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 125
  • Burglaries: 172
  • Thefts: 239
  • Auto thefts: 46
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 153 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2005: 84 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2010: 201 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2012: 47 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2013: 61 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2014: 80 buildings, average cost: $194,200

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 2016: $2,040 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,733 (1.2%)

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 2016: 21.2%
Walker County:

21.2%
Texas:

15.6%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.9% for American Indian residents, 32.9% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.1 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 29.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.9 years old, Black residents: 31.5 years old, American Indian residents: 73.2 years old, Asian residents: 21.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walker County is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $797 a month.

Cities in this county include: Huntsville, New Waverly, Riverside.

Walker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

River: Red River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Amite County, Mississippi , Irwin County, Georgia , Lowndes County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,404
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,021 (31.8% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

8.4%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,617
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,601
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,427
  • 1980 to 1989: 794
  • 1970 to 1979: 411
  • Before 1970: 271
Note: State values scaled to Walker County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,246
  • One, attached: 414
  • Two: 952
  • 3 or 4: 1,696
  • 5 to 9: 1,081
  • 10 to 19: 2,025
  • 20 to 49: 1,284
  • 50 or more: 550
  • Mobile homes: 5,157

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 5,331 (70 second mortgage, 370 home equity loan, 113 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,737

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,45147
Catholic6,2172
Mainline Protestant4,15315
Black Protestant2,1189
Other8275
None39,095-
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: 7
Walker County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Walker County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walker County:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Walker County:

30.5%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Walker County:

Average size of farms: 198 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,326
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $732.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,875
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,512
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.07
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.38%
Land in orchards: 82 acres

Earthquake activity:

Walker County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from Walker County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 468.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 276.2 miles away from Walker County center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 196.1 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:

  • Texas Severe Winter Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2016 to January 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4255: February 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4255, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4272: June 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4272, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 07, 2016 to March 29, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4266: March 19, 2016, FEMA Id: 4266, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Cowboy Church Fire, Incident Period: June 19, 2011 to June 25, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 20, 2011, FEMA Id: 2929, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to October 02, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1791: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1791, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walker County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

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

  • Mexico (49%)
  • Kenya (7%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Saudi Arabia (3%)
  • Sri Lanka (3%)
  • Laos (3%)

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

  • American (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Walker County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,041 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,150 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 151 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 41 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,159 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 756 (3.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 13,691 people in state prisons
  • 2,303 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 318 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 189 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 170 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 141 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 13,454 people in state prisons
  • 2,615 people in college/university student housing
  • 190 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 129 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 112 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 95 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 45 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,948.

9.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,796 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.83%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.26% relocated from other counties in Texas ($28,995 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($4,800 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.57%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, TX  1.82% ($28,067 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  1.82% ($28,762)
from Trinity County, TX  0.43% ($29,459)
from Brazos County, TX  0.33% ($32,034)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.23% ($29,825)
from Houston County, TX  0.21% ($28,167)
from San Jacinto County, TX  0.19% ($31,182)


10.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.82%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($145 average AGI)
Walker County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.10%

9.28% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,772 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($3,940 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.47%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, TX  2.18% ($35,222 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  2.11% ($23,919)
to Trinity County, TX  0.38% ($27,318)
to San Jacinto County, TX  0.31% ($37,333)
to Dallas County, TX  0.26% ($26,978)
to Brazos County, TX  0.25% ($21,698)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.21% ($27,972)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Walker County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Walker County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Walker County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
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: 6,798 (5,802 aged, 996 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,888 (18%)

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, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (457)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (437)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (351)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (258)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (236)
  • Unspecified dementia (189)
  • Congestive heart failure (171)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (156)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (145)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,637
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 204
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,336

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 955
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 676
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.0
  • Other - 65.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,484
  • In family households: 40,642 (7,150 male householders, 5,460 female householders)
    10,237 spouses, 13,927 children (13,376 natural, 78 adopted, 473 stepchildren), 1,523 grandchildren, 994 brothers or sisters, 345 parents, 493 other relatives, 513 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,619 (4,109 male householders (2,851 living alone)), 4,490 female householders (3,314 living alone)), 5,020 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17,223

Size of family households: 6,906 2-persons, 2,271 3-persons, 2,167 4-persons, 597 5-persons, 480 6-persons, 189 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,165 1-person, 1,693 2-persons, 200 3-persons, 541 4-persons.

6,532 married couples with children.
2,778 single-parent households (623 men, 2,155 women).

82.7% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
14.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 44% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $229,224,000 ($3,684 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,662,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,254,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,850,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $374,000
Federal grants: $53,124,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,735,000 ($576,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,887,000 ($1,166,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $316,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,863,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,063,000

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

Births: 3,264
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,246
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +577
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -544
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Walker County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.47 millions of gallons per day (69% from ground, 31% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 573
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,086
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,728
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,252
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,926
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,190
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,499
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,222
  • 1940 to 1949: 541
  • 1939 or earlier: 388
Note: State values scaled to Walker population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 232
  • 4 rooms: 889
  • 5 rooms: 2,633
  • 6 rooms: 3,009
  • 7 rooms: 2,162
  • 8 rooms: 1,413
  • 9+ rooms: 723
  • 1 room: 544
  • 2 rooms: 444
  • 3 rooms: 1,833
  • 4 rooms: 3,389
  • 5 rooms: 2,392
  • 6 rooms: 1,389
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,772
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,221
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,726
  • 5+ bedrooms: 289
  • no bedroom: 544
  • 1 bedroom: 1,908
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,869
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,377
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,443
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walker County population
  • no vehicle: 241
  • 1 vehicle: 2,459
  • 2 vehicles: 5,666
  • 3 vehicles: 2,080
  • 4 vehicles: 443
  • 5+ vehicles: 179
  • no vehicle: 526
  • 1 vehicle: 4,931
  • 2 vehicles: 3,651
  • 3 vehicles: 441
  • 4 vehicles: 592
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

82% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Walker County:

82.2%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 53,241
  • Other state: 11,793
  • Northeast: 887
  • Midwest: 2,842
  • South: 5,060
  • West: 3,004

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (75.6%)
  • Utility gas (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (92.2%)
  • Utility gas (6.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 431
Here:

9.3%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 198
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 147
Here:

1.4%
Texas:

15.1%

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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 990
  • Number of aged recipients: 159
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 831
  • Number of recipients under 18: 189
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 520
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 281
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 384
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 438
Walker County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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)

Most common first names in Walker County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24771.7 years
John22374.5 years
Mary21080.2 years
William18473.0 years
Robert17772.7 years
George12575.1 years
Charles10270.1 years
Willie10177.1 years
Thomas7975.4 years
Henry7475.5 years
Most common last names in Walker County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15472.4 years
Williams14175.2 years
Johnson12774.0 years
Davis9876.9 years
Jones7976.6 years
Brown6771.9 years
Walker6173.2 years
Wilson5875.7 years
Harris5376.4 years
White4972.0 years
Businesses in Walker County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Burger King2McDonald's3
CVS1Motel 61
Chevrolet1Nike3
Chick-Fil-A1Office Depot1
Church's Chicken1Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
Discount Tire1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks3
FedEx10Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile1
Foot Locker1Taco Bell2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS6
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
IHOP1Wendy's2
JCPenney1YMCA1
Jack In The Box2

Walker County on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"