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Time Zone: Walker County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of La Fayette is the Seat for Walker County.

Walker County was founded in 1833 and was created by taking area from MurrayCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Walker had a population of 64,983 people. This is an increase of 6.44% since the last Census (which gave a population of 61,053 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Walker represented 0.75% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201068,756+12.62%+5.81% since 2009
200964,983+6.44%+0.18% since 2008
200864,869+6.25%+0.48% since 2007
200764,558+5.74% 
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200061,053The Last Census

More information can be found on the Walker County Census Page for Walker County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Walker County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Walker County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
La Fayette   7,5296,70212.34% increase  
Rossville   3,3903,5113.45% decrease  
Chickamauga   2,6212,24516.75% increase  
Lookout Mountain   1,5171,6176.18% decrease  

Websites for Walker County

Official Website:   www.co.walker.ga.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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