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 2017:72,245More data
Estimate 2016:71,701 
Estimate 2015:70,718 
Estimate 2014:70,001 
Estimate 2013:69,426 
Estimate 2012:68,596 
Estimate 2011:68,408 
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:41,277More data
New Waverly city:1,094More data
Riverside city:543More 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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:18.1%More data
Race - 2017 (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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:56.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:22.8%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:15.3%More data
65 and Older:12.7%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:35.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$27,302More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$1,972,461,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$42,304More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:23.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:82.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:19.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$39,577More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,487 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,450 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$37,082 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$35,567 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:5.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.581500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,946,249,184More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,454,679,427More data
Total Actual Levy:$20,088,961More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$3,734,234More data
CY 2016:$3,253,961 
CY 2015:$3,297,476 
CY 2014:$3,142,033 
CY 2013:$2,723,093 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:32.876More data
US Highways:14.791More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.354More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:173.569More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.740More data
Frontage Roads:40.507More data
On-System Subtotal:345.837More data
City Streets:157.054More data
Certified County Roads:512.116More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:33.075More data
Off-System Subtotal:702.245More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,048.082More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:131.504More data
US Highways:35.336More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:202.356More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:355.514More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:9.480More data
Frontage Roads:78.980More data
On-System Subtotal:813.170More data
City Streets:323.336More data
Certified County Roads:1,024.232More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:66.150More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,413.718More data
County Total:2,226.888More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Walker County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Walker County Narrative Profile»
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.