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Walker County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Walker County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat LaFayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

447 sq mi (1,158 km²)
447 sq mi (1,157 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61,053
Founded December 18, 1833
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Walker County (GA) Courthouse.jpg
Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette, Georgia

Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 18, 1833. As of 2000, the population was 61,053. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 64,554.[1] The county seat is LaFayette.[2]

Walker County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 447 square miles (1,158 km²), of which, 447 square miles (1,157 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Civil War

At the outbreak of the War of Southern Independence the men and boys of Walker County left their farms and went to fight for their homes and families. They joined Confederate units in surrounding counties as well as the following compaines raised from men in Walker County.

1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Company D

9th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company G, LaFayette Volunteers

23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Bartow Invincibles

39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, Walker Light Guards

39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company K, Walker County Volunteers

60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 61,053 people, 23,605 households, and 17,467 families residing in the county. The population density was 137 people per square mile (53/km²). There were 25,577 housing units at an average density of 57 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.43% White, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,605 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,406, and the median income for a family was $39,034. Males had a median income of $29,448 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,867. About 10.00% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Communities

References

External links

Coordinates: 34°44′N 85°18′W / 34.73°N 85.30°W / 34.73; -85.30


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Walker County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Walker County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 18, 1833
Seat LaFayette
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²),
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61053
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/[[Daylight saving time|]]

Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 18, 1833. As of 2000, the population was 61,053. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 63,890 [1]. The county seat is LaFayette6.

Walker County is part of the Chattanooga. Walker County is also home to the Canyon Ridge Club, Lookout Mountain's only gated golf community.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,158 km² (447 sq mi). 1,157 km² (447 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,053 people, 23,605 households, and 17,467 families residing in the county. The population density was 53/km² (137/sq mi). There were 25,577 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (57/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.43% White, 3.78% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,605 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,406, and the median income for a family was $39,034. Males had a median income of $29,448 versus $21,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,867. About 10.00% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Walker County Courthouse located in LaFayette

Cities and towns

External links

Additional information

Coordinates: 34°44′N 85°18′W / 34.73, -85.30

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