Walker County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:72,971More data
Estimate 2018:73,136 
Estimate 2017:72,816 
Estimate 2016:71,845 
Estimate 2015:70,836 
Estimate 2014:70,076 
Estimate 2013:69,404 
Estimate 2012:68,609 
Estimate 2011:68,409 
Census 2010:67,861More data
Census 2000:61,758More data
Population of the County Seat (Huntsville)
Census 2010:38,548 
Census 2000:35,078 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Huntsville city:42,241More data
New Waverly city:1,071More data
Riverside city:549More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:784.2More data
Water Area:17.3More data
Total Area:801.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:86.54More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:54.42More data
Percent Rural:45.58More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.0%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:72.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:56.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:23.0%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:15.1%More data
65 and Older:13.2%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:35.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$28,016More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$2,030,607,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$43,681More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:26.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:28.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,759More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,575 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,487 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,450 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,082 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.0 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.549400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,259,333,965More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,773,090,178More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,729,357More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$3,886,801More data
CY 2018:$3,862,799 
CY 2017:$3,734,234 
CY 2016:$3,253,961 
CY 2015:$3,297,476 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:32.813More data
US Highways:14.791More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:78.733More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:173.046More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.721More data
Frontage Roads:41.365More data
On-System Subtotal:345.469More data
City Streets:157.020More data
Certified County Roads:522.125More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:42.352More data
Off-System Subtotal:721.497More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,066.966More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:131.252More data
US Highways:35.602More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:200.486More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:354.542More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:9.442More data
Frontage Roads:80.741More data
On-System Subtotal:812.065More data
City Streets:323.338More data
Certified County Roads:1,044.250More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:84.704More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,452.292More data
County Total:2,264.357More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Walker County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Walker County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Walker County»

Special Districts in Walker County.
School Districts in Walker County.
History of City Tax Rates in Walker County.

Airports in Walker County.
Hospitals in Walker County.
Prisons in Walker County.