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The 2000 Census showed that Walton County had a population of 60,687 people. This represented 0.74% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walton had a population of 87,311 people. This is an increase of 43.87% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201083,768+38.03%-4.06% since 2009
200987,311+43.87%+1.68% since 2008
200885,872+41.5%+3.16% since 2007
200783,241+37.16%+4.98% since 2006
200679,295+30.66%+5.03% since 2005
200575,494+24.4%+5.23% since 2004
200471,741+18.21%+3.67% since 2003
200369,204+14.03%+3.51% since 2002
200266,856+10.17%+3.98% since 2001
200164,295+5.95%+5.95% since 2000
200060,687The Last Census

Walton County had 22,500 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walton County has a total area<3> of 330.1 square miles [854 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.87 square miles [2.26 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walton County had a population density of 184.4 people per square mile [71.2 people/km²], making it the state's 28th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

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

Click here for the Walton County QuickFact (QF-13297).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarrowQF-13013   N72,15846,14456.38%
GwinnettQF-13135   NW808,167588,44837.34%
MorganQF-13211   SE18,76115,45721.38%
NewtonQF-13217   SW99,94462,00161.2%
OconeeQF-13219   E33,32026,22527.05%
RockdaleQF-13247   SW84,56970,11120.62%

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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 Walton. 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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