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The 2000 Census showed that Walker County had a population of 61,758 people. This represented 0.3% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walker had a population of 64,119 people. This is an increase of 3.82% 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
201067,861+9.88%+5.84% since 2009
200964,119+3.82%+0.89% since 2008
200863,554+2.91%-0.21% since 2007
200763,686+3.12%-0.42% since 2006
200663,953+3.55%-0.59% since 2005
200564,330+4.16%+1.39% since 2004
200463,446+2.73%+1.09% since 2003
200362,762+1.63%+1.79% since 2002
200261,656-0.17%-0.91% since 2001
200162,220+0.75%+0.75% since 2000
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200061,758The Last Census

Walker County had 21,099 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walker County has a total area<3> of 801 square miles [2,075 km²]. Of this total, 787 square miles [2,039 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.75%) being water (13.99 square miles [36.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walker County had a population density of 78.4 people per square mile [30.28 people/km²], making it the state's 48th most densely populated county (out of 254 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 Texas.

Click here for the Walker County QuickFact (QF-48471).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
HuntsvilleQF-483552838,08735,0788.58%

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
GrimesQF-48185   SW26,01123,55210.44%
HoustonQF-48225   N22,36323,185-3.55%
MadisonQF-48313   NW13,33312,9403.04%
MontgomeryQF-48339   S447,718293,76852.41%
San JacintoQF-48407   E24,90222,24611.94%
TrinityQF-48455   NE13,89713,7790.86%

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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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