Walker County, TX

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2022 Population
77,182
0.884% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
1.67% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.5%
5.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,193
7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,200
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,120
2.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Walker County, TX had a population of 77.2k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $47,193. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Walker County, TX grew from 76,506 to 77,182, a 0.884% increase and its median household income grew from $44,104 to $47,193, a 7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.6%), White (Hispanic) (9.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.48%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%).

None of the households in Walker County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Walker County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walker County, TX are Sam Houston State University (5,278 degrees awarded in 2022) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (10 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Walker County, TX was $187,200, and the homeownership rate was 54.9%.

Most people in Walker County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Walker County, TX is home to a population of 77.2k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.34% of Walker County, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.67k people).

In 2022, there were 2.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43k people) in Walker County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Walker County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Walker County, TX was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 694
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.12k ± 767
18.4%
Hispanic Population
14.2k people

In 2022, there were 2.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43k people) in Walker County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.4% of the people in Walker County, TX are hispanic (14.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walker County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.67k people
7.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.7k people

As of 2022, 7.34% of Walker County, TX residents (5.67k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walker County, TX was 7.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,541 ± 606
  2. Vietnam
    1,152 ± 278
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    599 ± 292

Walker County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Walker County, TX employs 29.1k people. The largest industries in Walker County, TX are Public Administration (4,844 people), Educational Services (4,791 people), and Retail Trade (2,736 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,530), Information ($56,473), and Utilities ($50,437).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

29.1k
2022 Value
± 1,959
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walker County, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 28.5k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,336 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,705 people), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2,575 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.1k
2022 Value
± 1,959
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walker County, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 28.5k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker County, TX, are Public Administration (4,844 people), Educational Services (4,791 people), and Retail Trade (2,736 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Walker County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,808
Median earning men ± $3,532
$28,810
Median earning women ± $1,675

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,078), Manufacturing ($58,350), and Information ($56,880).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,023), Wholesale Trade ($42,000), and Public Administration ($40,757).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 389
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 284
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 218
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walker County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Walker County, TX awarded 5,288 degrees. The student population of Walker County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,667 male students and 13,828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walker County, TX are White (2,702 and 52.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,328 and 25.6%), Black or African American (756 and 14.6%), and Two or More Races (159 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Walker County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Sam Houston State University (5,278 and 99.8%) and Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (10 and 0.189%).

The most popular majors in Walker County, TX are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (847 and 16%), Teacher Education (296 and 5.6%), and General Business (263 and 4.97%).

The median tuition cost in Walker County, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,856 for in-state students and $15,648 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Walker County, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,495 (35.7% men and 64.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,495 students enrolled in Walker County, TX, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,189 records, of which 63.2% were women and 36.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 263 degrees awarded
  2. 787 degrees awarded
  3. 296 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Walker County, TX was General Business with 263 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Walker County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,278 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sam Houston State University with 5,278 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,824 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walker County, TX, which is 0.527 times less than the 3,464 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,702 degrees mean that there were 2.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,328 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,856) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,104) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker County, TX was $187,200 in 2022, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,800 to $187,200, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker County, TX is 54.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Walker County, TX have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walker County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walker County, TX is $47,193. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walker County, TX was Census Tract 7901.01 with a value of $87,586, followed by Census Tract 7901.02 and Census Tract 7901.03, with respective values of $70,856 and $54,932.

In 2022, 21.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.886%.

Property

$187,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,589
$13,493
Median Property Taxes
±$1,129

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walker County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.9% of the housing units in Walker County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7901.01
  2. Census Tract 7901.02
  3. Census Tract 7901.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walker County, TX was Census Tract 7901.01 with a value of $87,586, followed by Census Tract 7901.02 and Census Tract 7901.03, with respective values of $70,856 and $54,932.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Walker County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,193
Median Household Income
± $2,982
24.6k
Number of Households
± 1,690

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.6k households in Walker County, TX grew to $47,193 from the previous year's value of $44,104.

The following chart displays the households in Walker County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walker County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.95%)
  3. Carpooled (6.71%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Walker County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.95%) and those who carpooled to work (6.71%).

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker County, TX have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Walker County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.886%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker County, TX (11.8k out of 60.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker County, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.8% of the children was living in poverty in Walker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 375 in Walker County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 16.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85% of the population of Walker County, TX has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.842% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Walker County, TX see 3475 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (3451 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1535 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,475 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walker County, TX

Primary care physicians in Walker County, TX see an average of 3,475 patients per year. This represents a 0.695% increase from the previous year (3,451 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walker County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 33.5% between 18 and 34 years, 32.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.842%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker County, TX grew by 4.84% from 14.3% to 15%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.3 in Walker County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.9% in Walker County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.2% in Walker County, TX.

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