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The 2000 Census showed that Walker County had a population of 70,713 people. This represented 1.59% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walker had a population of 68,742 people. This is a decrease of 2.79% since the 2000 Census.

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
201067,023-5.22%-2.5% since 2009
200968,742-2.79%-0.23% since 2008
200868,903-2.56%+0.36% since 2007
200768,655-2.91%-0.47% since 2006
200668,978-2.45%-0.21% since 2005
200569,124-2.25% 
200469,153-2.21%-0.52% since 2003
200369,514-1.7%-0.83% since 2002
200270,097-0.87%-0.68% since 2001
200170,577-0.19%-0.19% since 2000
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200070,713The Last Census

Walker County had 32,417 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walker County has a total area<3> of 805 square miles [2,085 km²]. Of this total, 794 square miles [2,057 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.35%) being water (10.91 square miles [28.25 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walker County had a population density of 89 people per square mile [34.37 people/km²], making it the state's 20th most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Walker County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Walker and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Walker County QuickFact (QF-01127).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Walker County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
JasperQF-013841614,02914,052-0.16%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BlountQF-01009   E58,34551,02414.35%
CullmanQF-01043   NE81,77877,4835.54%
FayetteQF-01057   W17,37118,495-6.08%
JeffersonQF-01073   SE665,027662,0470.45%
MarionQF-01093   NW29,11631,214-6.72%
TuscaloosaQF-01125   S184,035164,87511.62%
WinstonQF-01133   N23,99724,843-3.41%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Walker. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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