Walker County, Alabama Population 2021

Walker County, Alabama's estimated population is 63,225 with a growth rate of -0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Walker County, Alabama is the 21st largest county in Alabama. The 2010 Population was 66,997 and has seen a growth of -5.63% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202163,225-148-0.23%
202063,373-148-0.23%
201963,521-148-0.23%
201863,669-226-0.35%
201763,895-638-0.99%
201664,533-398-0.61%
201564,931-407-0.62%
201465,338-439-0.67%
201365,777-327-0.49%
201266,104-481-0.72%
201166,585-412-0.61%
201066,997-673-0.99%
199067,670-990-1.44%
198068,66012,41422.07%
197056,2462,0353.75%
196054,211-9,558-14.99%
195063,769-432-0.67%
194064,2014,7568.00%
193059,4458,85217.50%
192050,59313,58036.69%
191037,01311,85147.10%
190025,1629,08456.50%
189016,0786,59969.62%
18809,4792,93644.87%
18706,543-1,437-18.01%
18607,9802,85655.74%
18505,1241,09227.08%
18404,0321,83083.11%
18302,2020.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.23%
County Website
State
Founded
December 26, 1823
County Seat
2010 Population
66,997
Growth Since 2010
-5.63%
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Walker County, Alabama Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58,07790.59%
Black or African American3,9616.18%
Two or More Races1,1311.76%
Some Other Race4670.73%
Asian3310.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native1430.22%
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Walker County, Alabama Population by Race

Walker County, Alabama Population Pyramid $2021

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Walker County, Alabama Median Age

42.1


Total

39.5


Male

43.9


Female

Walker County, Alabama Adults

There are 49,854 adults, (12,191 of whom are seniors) in Walker County, Alabama.

Walker County, Alabama Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Walker County, Alabama Sex Ratio

Female

32,657

50.94%

Male

31,453

49.06%

Walker County, Alabama Population by Age

Walker County, Alabama Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Walker County, Alabama Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All77.2%22.8%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
Male65.7%34.3%
Female61.7%38.3%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Walker County, Alabama Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,0192.5377.2
Married12,8333.0888.1
Non Family7,8531.2367.5
Female3,0943.3561.7
Male1,2392.9565.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Walker County, Alabama Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9936.68%
9th to 12th Grade5,14811.50%
High School Graduate16,79637.51%
Some College10,09722.55%
Associates Degree4,66810.42%
Bachelors Degree3,2937.35%
Graduate Degree1,7873.99%
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Walker County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walker County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40,86233,7094,785
Black2,3951,996103
Hispanic72836867
2+ Races50134035
Other Race22616754
Asian21215164
Native American104526

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 83.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.19%.

Walker County, Alabama Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,960$42,523$26,757
Less Than 9th Grade$22,299$25,471$20,400
High School Graduate$30,196$36,679$18,478
Some College$37,396$48,902$27,737
Bachelors Degree$46,276$61,117$40,556
Graduate Degree$54,559$64,107$52,022

$34,960

Average Earnings

$42,523

Average Male

$26,757

Average Female

Walker County, Alabama Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walker County, Alabama Language by Age

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Walker County, Alabama Language

97.67% of Walker County, Alabama residents speak only English, while 2.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.70% of the population.

Walker County, Alabama Language

Walker County, Alabama Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,1709,17416.33%
Black3,7471,47939.47%
Hispanic1,58947329.77%
Multiple1,13132929.09%
Other46714330.62%

18.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.60%

Male Poverty Rate

20.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walker County, Alabama

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Alabama is Black, with 39.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Alabama is White, with 16.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.46%.

Walker County, Alabama Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.11%
High School15.76%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Walker County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.58%
Male Unemployed38.85%
Female Employed8.11%
Male Employed7.42%

Walker County, Alabama Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walker County, Alabama Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,629$59,159
Families$57,528$69,760
Married Families$66,095$77,886
Non Families$21,904$34,201
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Income by Household Type

Walker County, Alabama Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Walker County, Alabama Married by Age and Sex

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Walker County, Alabama Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Walker County, Alabama Marital Status by Race

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Walker County, Alabama Marital Status

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3,882

Number of Veterans

3,674

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,758
First Gulf War525
Second Gulf War519
Korea369
World War II65

Walker County, Alabama Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,534
75+876
35 to 54695
55 to 64539
18 to 34238

Walker County, Alabama Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,5897.86%
Black2177.39%
2+ Races6811.30%
Hispanic111.26%
Native American87.69%

Walker County, Alabama Veterans by Race

Walker County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walker County, Alabama Veterans by Education

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51.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Walker County, Alabama Employment by Age

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Walker County, Alabama Employment by Race

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Walker County, Alabama Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.66%

Born in Walker County, Alabama

98.52%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.52% of Walker County, Alabama residents were born in the United States, with 81.66% having been born in Alabama. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Walker County, Alabama Place of Birth

  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

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