Walker County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:78,870More data
Estimate 2021:78,322 
Census 2020:76,402More data
Census 2010:67,861More data
Census 2000:61,758More data
Population of the County Seat (Huntsville)
Census 2020:45,941 
Census 2010:38,548 
Census 2000:35,078 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN WALKER COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:47,351More data
New Waverly city:956More data
Riverside city:551More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:784.2More data
Water Area:17.3More data
Total Area:801.5More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:97.42More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:54.42More data
Percent Rural:45.58More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.7%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:72.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:23.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:22.9%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:14.8%More data
65 and Older:14.1%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:36.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$33,345More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$2,600,169,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$43,012More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:23.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.8%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,276More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$44,117 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$41,910 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,759 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,575 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:7.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.2 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.479900More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$7,199,268,209More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,248,963,140More data
Total Actual Levy:$25,189,774More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$5,061,428More data
CY 2021:$4,560,196 
CY 2020:$4,092,914 
CY 2019:$3,886,801 
CY 2018:$3,862,799 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:32.876More data
US Highways:14.791More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:78.827More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:173.077More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.721More data
Frontage Roads:42.403More data
On-System Subtotal:346.695More data
City Streets:157.657More data
Certified County Roads:551.418More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:39.149More data
Off-System Subtotal:748.224More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,094.919More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:131.504More data
US Highways:35.706More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:222.501More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:356.486More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:9.442More data
Frontage Roads:83.337More data
On-System Subtotal:838.976More data
City Streets:324.718More data
Certified County Roads:1,102.836More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:78.298More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,505.852More data
County Total:2,344.828More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Walker County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.