Walker County GA Information


Walker County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 80th
Population Density1 # 42 74th
Diversity Index2 # 151 6th
Median Household Income # 56 65th
Per Capita Income # 57 65th

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Walker County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 68,961
Population in Households 67,672
Population in Familes 56,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,289
Population Density1 155
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 26,645
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 18,892
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,022 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,623 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,898 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $101,882
Average Home Value $127,157


Median Household Income $38,515
Average Household Income $49,673
Per Capita Income $19,356
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% 0.09%
Households 0.13% 0.09%
Families -0.01% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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