Walker County, Georgia Population 2018

Walker County, Georgia's estimated population is 68,939 with a growth rate of 1.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Walker County, Georgia is the 34th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201768,9397961.17%
201668,143-183-0.27%
201668,326-173-0.25%
201568,499-162-0.24%
201468,661420.06%
201368,6191410.21%
201268,478-336-0.49%
201168,814-76-0.11%
201068,89010,55018.08%
199058,3401,8703.31%
198056,4705,77911.40%
197050,6915,42711.99%
196045,2647,06618.50%
195038,1987,17423.12%
194031,0244,81818.39%
193026,2062,83612.14%
192023,3704,67825.03%
191018,6923,03119.35%
190015,6612,37917.91%
189013,2822,22620.13%
188011,0561,13111.40%
18709,925-157-1.56%
186010,082-3,027-23.09%
185013,1096,53799.47%
18406,5720.00%

Walker County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White63,051
Black or African American2,949
Two or More Races1,191
Some Other Race423
Asian294
American Indian and Alaska Native235

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Walker County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Walker County, Georgia Median Age

40.7


Total

39


Male

42.8


Female

Walker County, Georgia Adults

There are 52,675 adults, (11,312 of which are seniors) in Walker County, Georgia.

Walker County, Georgia Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Walker County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

34,269

50.29%

Male

33,874

49.71%

Walker County, Georgia Households and Families

Walker County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Walker County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All71.5%28.5%
Non Family62.4%37.6%
Female53%47%
Male51.7%48.3%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Walker County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5812.6171.5
Married13,1133.0983.8
Non Family7,4941.1962.4
Female3,6543.5753
Male1,3203.2751.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Walker County, Georgia Households

Walker County, Georgia Education

Walker County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1456.65%
9th to 12th Grade6,46813.67%
High School Graduate17,34336.66%
Some College9,85920.84%
Associates Degree3,3937.17%
Bachelors Degree4,81610.18%
Graduate Degree2,2904.84%

Walker County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,95734,9956,743
Black1,9691,603169
Hispanic65251482
Multiple Races45940045
Asian22415550
Native American12410017
Other Race10736

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 87.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 22.32%.

Walker County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,379$36,594$25,600
Less Than High School$21,228$26,235$15,051
High School Grad$27,551$34,493$20,688
Some College$30,746$35,202$26,123
Bachelors Degree$50,156$60,724$40,216
Graduate Degree$54,089$65,885$49,118

$31,379

Average Earnings

$36,594

Average Male

$25,600

Average Female

Walker County, Georgia Language

Walker County, Georgia Language by Age

Walker County, Georgia Language

97.88% of Walker County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 2.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Walker County, Georgia Poverty

Walker County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,97611,03218.09%
Black2,78767224.11%
Multiple1,16434329.47%
Hispanic1,30428321.70%
Asian29310134.47%
Native2357732.77%
Other42320.47%

18.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.53%

Male Poverty Rate

19.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walker County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Georgia is Asian, with 34.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Georgia is Other, with 0.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.75%.

Walker County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.61%
High School15.85%
Some College12.60%
Bachelors or Greater7.13%

Walker County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.41%
Male Unemployed35.71%
Female Employed9.64%
Male Employed8.23%

Walker County, Georgia Income

Walker County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,539$54,962
Families$51,320$64,392
Married Families$60,919$
Non Families$21,544$30,480

Walker County, Georgia Marital Status

Walker County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Walker County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Walker County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Walker County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Walker County, Georgia Veterans

Walker County, Georgia Veterans by War

4,499

Number of Veterans

4,282

Male Veterans

217

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,823
First Gulf War602
Korea418
Second Gulf War348
World War II213

Walker County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,240
35 to 541,169
55 to 64954
75+941
18 to 34195

Walker County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2298.59%
Black1436.37%
2 or More9917.49%
Hispanic759.15%
Indian2818.54%

Walker County, Georgia Veterans by Education

10.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walker County, Georgia Employment Status

Walker County, Georgia Employment by Age

55.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Walker County, Georgia Employment by Race

Walker County, Georgia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Walker County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Fort Oglethorpe 926298395776.23%
LaFayette71217159380.53%
Rossville41053982-123-3.00%
Chickamauga3101310100.00%
Lookout Mountain16021577-25-1.56%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990