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Walker County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Walker County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Huntsville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

801 sq mi (2,075 km²)
787 sq mi (2,038 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 1.75%
 - (2000)
 - Density

78/sq mi (30/km²)

Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 61,758. Its county seat is Huntsville6.

Initially, Walker County was named for Robert J. Walker, a legislator from Mississippi who introduced into the United States Congress the resolution to annex Texas. However, Walker later supported the Union during the Civil War; thus, in order to keep the county's name from being changed, it was renamed for Samuel H. Walker, a Texas Ranger and soldier in the American Army.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,076 km² (801 sq mi). 2,039 km² (787 sq mi) of it is land and 37 km² (14 sq mi) of it (1.75%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,758 people, 18,303 households, and 11,384 families residing in the county. The population density was 30/km² (78/sq mi). There were 21,099 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.12% White, 23.88% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.42% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 14.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,303 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 23.00% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 151.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 161.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,468, and the median income for a family was $42,589. Males had a median income of $27,634 versus $22,579 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,508. About 10.60% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 30°44′N 95°34′W / 30.74, -95.57

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