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Walker County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 72,245 (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: 92 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Walker County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.9%), Construction (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Walker County, TX (2017)
    • 40,55265.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,07727.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,19421.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9571.5%Asian alone
    • 5400.9%Two or more races
    • 1790.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 230.04%Some other race alone
    • 100.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 43,214  (59.8%)
Females: 29,031  (40.2%)
Average household size:
Walker County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,936 ($31,468 in 1999)
This county:

$40,936
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $721 (lower quartile is $584, upper quartile is $1,024)
This county:

$721
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $156,400 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Walker:

$156,400
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,500 - $249,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,310
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $406

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:

  • 1997: 211 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 1998: 226 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 1999: 225 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2000: 56 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2001: 109 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 74 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 80 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 158 buildings, average cost: $212,300
  • 2016: 156 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2017: 182 buildings, average cost: $207,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Walker, TX residents
Average permit cost in Walker, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,142 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,438 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Walker, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Walker, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Walker, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.4%
Walker County:

24.4%
Texas:

14.7%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 24.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.1% for American Indian residents, 28.7% for other race residents, 15.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.4 years old
(Males: 36.7 years old, Females: 30.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.6 years old, Black residents: 34.5 years old, American Indian residents: 32.4 years old, Asian residents: 29.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.4 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:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%

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

Current college students: 9,404
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,235 (17.8% naturalized citizens)

Walker County:

7.2%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9632010 or later
  • 1,5622000 to 2009
  • 1,3861990 to 1999
  • 7941980 to 1989
  • 4111970 to 1979
  • 271Before 1970

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: 13,377
  • One, attached: 413
  • Two: 759
  • 3 or 4: 1,062
  • 5 to 9: 1,214
  • 10 to 19: 1,748
  • 20 to 49: 1,284
  • 50 or more: 600
  • Mobile homes: 5,345
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 114

Housing units in Walker County with a mortgage: 5,446 (63 second mortgage, 367 home equity loan, 105 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,890

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walker County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Walker

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,528 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 2,138 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 162 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,149 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 811 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • 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%)

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


  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (47%)
  • Kenya (9%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Nigeria (4%)
  • Saudi Arabia (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker County


  • American (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $56,856.

10.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.32%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.57% relocated from other counties in Texas ($35,475 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($6,069 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.75%
Texas average:

2.52%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  1.96% ($44,630 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  1.90% ($52,216)
from Trinity County, TX  0.43% ($38,205)
from Brazos County, TX  0.29% ($45,455)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($26,783)
from San Jacinto County, TX  0.23% ($47,841)
from Madison County, TX  0.21% ($28,878)


10.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.62%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
9.14% relocated to other counties in Texas ($33,825 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($4,908 average AGI)
Walker County:

1.48%
Texas average:

2.32%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, TX  2.21% ($37,529 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  2.02% ($36,182)
to Trinity County, TX  0.43% ($63,964)
to Brazos County, TX  0.40% ($42,423)
to Travis County, TX  0.28% ($38,327)
to San Jacinto County, TX  0.24% ($40,319)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.21% ($28,171)

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 population 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
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: 6,798 (5,802 aged, 996 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,888 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 72,245
  • In family households: 40,766 (7,568 male householders, 5,123 female householders)
    9,852 spouses, 14,534 children (13,787 natural, 260 adopted, 487 stepchildren), 1,134 grandchildren, 602 brothers or sisters, 572 parents, 321 other relatives, 1,060 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,766 (4,330 male householders (2,949 living alone)), 5,019 female householders (4,082 living alone)), 4,417 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17,713

Size of family households: 5,878 2-persons, 2,611 3-persons, 2,215 4-persons, 1,096 5-persons, 693 6-persons, 198 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,031 1-person, 1,799 2-persons, 413 4-persons, 106 5-persons.

7,306 married couples with children.
2,716 single-parent households (0 men, 2,716 women).

82.9% of residents of Walker speak English at home.
14.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.6% 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).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 21% 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:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built in Walker County, Texas
  • Year house built in Walker County, Texas
  • 1,3852014 or later
  • 9222010 to 2013
  • 4,1082000 to 2009
  • 5,0291990 to 1999
  • 5,3451980 to 1989
  • 3,2631970 to 1979
  • 3,0061960 to 1969
  • 1,8411950 to 1959
  • 6161940 to 1949
  • 4011939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2023 rooms
  • 9134 rooms
  • 2,6075 rooms
  • 3,0836 rooms
  • 1,1307 rooms
  • 1,1918 rooms
  • 8479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Texas
  • 2761 room
  • 912 rooms
  • 2,5583 rooms
  • 3,9484 rooms
  • 2,9105 rooms
  • 1,4566 rooms
  • 4107 rooms
  • 4188 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walker County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Walker County, Texas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2541 bedroom
  • 1,5232 bedrooms
  • 5,9293 bedrooms
  • 2,2674 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker County, Texas
  • 276no bedroom
  • 2,4591 bedroom
  • 4,6732 bedrooms
  • 4,0353 bedrooms
  • 5934 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Walker County, Texas 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
  • 69no vehicle
  • 2,8561 vehicle
  • 4,8522 vehicles
  • 1,5803 vehicles
  • 3884 vehicles
  • 2285+ 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
  • 1,020no vehicle
  • 5,4401 vehicle
  • 4,5592 vehicles
  • 8313 vehicles
  • 2174 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

82.4% of Walker County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Walker County:

82.4%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 53,895
  • Other state: 12,408
  • Northeast: 1,574
  • Midwest: 3,384
  • South: 4,495
  • West: 2,955
Year householders moved into unit in Walker County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walker County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.1%Electricity
  • 13.5%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 91.1%Electricity
  • 6.9%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 425
Here:

9.1%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 203
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 147
Here:

1.4%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Walker County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,157,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $1,252,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,116,000
    Regular Highways: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Health - Other: $2,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,103,000
    Financial Administration: $1,847,000
    General - Other: $1,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $965,000
    Corrections - Other: $586,000
    General Public Buildings: $569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $168,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $226,000
    Highways: $141,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $461,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $316,000
    Other - Health - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $178,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,179,000
    General Revenue - Other: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $23,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $182,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
    General - Other: $38,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,855,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,072,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Highways: $61,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,895,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,489,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $882,000
    Other License: $106,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,055,000

Walker County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,157,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $1,252,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,116,000
    Regular Highways: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Health - Other: $2,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,103,000
    Financial Administration: $1,847,000
    General - Other: $1,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $965,000
    Corrections - Other: $586,000
    General Public Buildings: $569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $168,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $226,000
    Highways: $141,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $461,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $316,000
    Other - Health - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $178,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,179,000
    General Revenue - Other: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $23,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $182,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
    General - Other: $38,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,855,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,072,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Highways: $61,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,895,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,489,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $882,000
    Other License: $106,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,055,000

Walker County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,157,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $1,252,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,116,000
    Regular Highways: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Health - Other: $2,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,103,000
    Financial Administration: $1,847,000
    General - Other: $1,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $965,000
    Corrections - Other: $586,000
    General Public Buildings: $569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $168,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $226,000
    Highways: $141,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $461,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $316,000
    Other - Health - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $178,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,179,000
    General Revenue - Other: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $23,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $182,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
    General - Other: $38,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,855,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,072,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Highways: $61,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,895,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,489,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $882,000
    Other License: $106,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,055,000

Walker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $5,157,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $1,252,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,116,000
    Regular Highways: $4,720,000
    Police Protection: $2,996,000
    Health - Other: $2,868,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,103,000
    Financial Administration: $1,847,000
    General - Other: $1,115,000
    Central Staff Services: $965,000
    Corrections - Other: $586,000
    General Public Buildings: $569,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $168,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $226,000
    Highways: $141,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $461,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $316,000
    Other - Health - Other: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $178,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $628,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,179,000
    General Revenue - Other: $200,000
    Sale of Property: $25,000
    Interest Earnings: $23,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $182,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Health - Other: $47,000
    General - Other: $38,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,855,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $473,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,072,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Highways: $61,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,895,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,489,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $882,000
    Other License: $106,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,055,000

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
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+)"