Walker County, Texas Population 2021

Walker County, Texas's estimated population is 72,641 with a growth rate of -0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Walker County, Texas is the 51st largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 68,241 and has seen a growth of 6.45% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202172,641-165-0.23%
202072,806-165-0.23%
201972,971-165-0.23%
201873,1363200.44%
201772,8169711.35%
201671,8451,0091.42%
201570,8367601.08%
201470,0766720.97%
201369,4047951.16%
201268,6092000.29%
201168,4091680.25%
201068,24117,32434.02%
199050,9179,12821.84%
198041,78914,10950.97%
197027,6806,20528.89%
196021,4751,3126.51%
195020,1632951.48%
194019,8681,3407.23%
193018,528-28-0.15%
192018,5562,49515.53%
191016,0612481.57%
190015,8132,93922.83%
189012,8748507.07%
188012,0242,24823.00%
18709,7761,58519.35%
18608,1914,227106.63%
18503,9640.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.23%
County Website
State
Founded
1846
County Seat
2010 Population
68,241
Growth Since 2010
6.45%
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Walker County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White52,80073.01%
Black or African American16,78023.20%
Two or More Races1,0301.42%
Asian9201.27%
Some Other Race4620.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3150.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.02%
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Walker County, Texas Population by Race

Walker County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

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Walker County, Texas Median Age

35.3


Total

36.9


Male

31.4


Female

Walker County, Texas Adults

There are 61,520 adults, (9,187 of whom are seniors) in Walker County, Texas.

Walker County, Texas Age Dependency

38.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Walker County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

30,104

41.63%

Male

42,217

58.37%

Walker County, Texas Population by Age

Walker County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Walker County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
Male52%48%
All51.4%48.6%
Female35.2%64.8%
Non Family31.5%68.5%

51.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Walker County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,9632.551.4
Married10,1563.1772.4
Non Family8,8381.5431.5
Female2,3173.0335.2
Male6523.2252

3.1

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Walker County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8496.11%
9th to 12th Grade3,6607.85%
High School Graduate18,57439.86%
Some College9,32620.01%
Associates Degree2,4875.34%
Bachelors Degree6,70014.38%
Graduate Degree3,0016.44%
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Walker County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Walker County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,85825,9227,671
Black10,8469,1671,354
Hispanic7,0374,257420
Asian451370231
2+ Races29327355
Other Race2471414
Native American24322413
Islander9

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.22%.

Walker County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,261$39,548$31,418
Less Than 9th Grade$24,903$31,696$22,673
High School Graduate$29,900$35,882$22,599
Some College$35,473$38,801$31,572
Bachelors Degree$42,458$46,087$40,789
Graduate Degree$55,298$56,175$52,125

$36,261

Average Earnings

$39,548

Average Male

$31,418

Average Female

Walker County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Walker County, Texas Language by Age

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Walker County, Texas Language

82.52% of Walker County, Texas residents speak only English, while 17.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.38% of the population.

Walker County, Texas Language

Walker County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,9805,43416.48%
Black12,1283,84731.72%
Hispanic8,2812,59531.34%
Asian82232639.66%
Multiple1,02718918.40%
Other44912928.73%
Native2465522.36%
Islander55100.00%

22.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.26%

Male Poverty Rate

25.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walker County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Texas is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walker County, Texas is White, with 16.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.74%.

Walker County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.74%
High School14.44%
Some College12.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%

Walker County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed38.07%
Female Unemployed29.90%
Female Employed18.10%
Male Employed13.56%

Walker County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Walker County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,742$57,798
Families$64,925$75,193
Married Families$74,337-
Non Families$23,145$31,090
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Income by Household Type

Walker County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Walker County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Walker County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Walker County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Walker County, Texas Marital Status

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4,939

Number of Veterans

4,674

Male Veterans

265

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,642
Second Gulf War1,133
First Gulf War815
Korea180
World War II112

Walker County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,127
65 to 741,104
55 to 64953
75+912
18 to 34843

Walker County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9358.72%
Black9576.66%
Hispanic2342.32%
2+ Races193.45%
Native American197.04%
Other Race92.59%

Walker County, Texas Veterans by Race

Walker County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walker County, Texas Veterans by Education

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43.5%

Labor Force Participation

42%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Walker County, Texas Employment by Age

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Walker County, Texas Employment by Race

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Walker County, Texas 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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73.91%

Born in Walker County, Texas

91.67%

Native Born

8.33%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

1.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.67% of Walker County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 73.91% having been born in Texas. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Walker County, Texas 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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