Walker County (Texas)

The Walker County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2000, the County had 61 758 inhabitants and a population density of 30 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Huntsville.

Geography

The County is located in East Texas, about 130 km to the border with Louisiana, and is in the southwest about 120 km from the Gulf of Mexico. It has an area of ​​2076 square kilometers, of which 36 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Houston County, Trinity County, San Jacinto County, Montgomery County, Grimes County and Madison County.

History

Walker County was formed in 1846 from parts of Montgomery County. It was named after Samuel Hamilton Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the Mexican-American War.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Walker County 61 758 people in 18 303 households, and 11,384 families. The population density was 30 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 69.12 percent White, 23.88 percent Black or African American, 0.35 percent Native American, 0.77 percent Asian, 0.05 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 4.42 percent from other races groups; 1.41 percent were descended from two or more races. 14.11 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 18 303 households out of which 28.7 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 46.8 percent were married couples living together, 11.7 percent were single mothers and 37.8 percent were non-families. 27.0 percent of all households and 8.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02 persons.

18.0 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 23.0 percent between 18 to 24, 31.1 percent between 25 and 44, 18.9 percent between 45 and 64 and 8.9 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 151.1 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 161.9 males. The above-average proportion of men in the population is due to the role of Huntsville as the headquarters of the Texas prison system (of the approximately 50,000 inhabitants of the county in 1990 were about 10,000 inmates ).

The median income for a household was $ 31,468, and the median income for a family was $ 42,589. Males have a median income of $ 27,634, women $ 22,579. The per capita income was $ 14,508. 10.6 percent of families and 18.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Cities and Towns

  • Crabbs Prairie
  • Dodge
  • Huntsville
  • New Waverly
  • Phelps
  • Riverside
  • Kay Branch
  • Mason Slough
  • Pea Creek
  • Sand Branch
  • Sand Creek
  • School House Branch
  • Scott Branch
  • Wayne Creek
  • Welch Branch
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