Walker County


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Walker County, Texas

PO Box 1207
Huntsville, TX 77342
Phone: (936) 436-4933
Fax: (936) 436-4930
www.co.walker.tx.us

In east-central TX, northwest of Houston; organized Apr 6, 1846 from Montgomery County. Name Origin: Either for Robert James Walker (1801-69), U.S. senator who introduced the resolution to annex TX to the U.S., or for Samuel Hamilton Walker (1809-47), a Mexican War casualty

Area (sq mi):: 801.44 (land 787.45; water 13.99) Population per square mile: 79.70
Population 2005: 62,735 State rank: 52 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 21.30% Population 2000: 61,758 (White 60.10%; Black or African American 23.90%; Hispanic or Latino 14.10%; Asian 0.80%; Other 6.30%). Foreign born: 4.50%. Median age: 31.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,508; median household $31,468; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,982-$17,839
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Huntsville County seat (35,840)

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    Walker County, Alabama

    PO Box 1447
    Jasper, AL 35502
    Phone: (205) 384-7230
    Fax: (205) 384-7003
    www.walkercounty.com

    In west-central AL, northwest of Birmingham; organized Dec 20, 1823 from Marion and Tuscaloosa counties. Name Origin: For John Williams Walker (1783-1823), U.S. senator from AL (1819-22)

    Area (sq mi):: 805.30 (land 794.39; water 10.91) Population per square mile: 88.30
    Population 2005: 70,117 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 70,713 (White 91.70%; Black or African American 6.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.30
    Income 2000: per capita $15,546; median household $29,076; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,711-$23,449
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 33.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jasper County seat (13,907)

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    Walker County, Georgia

    PO Box 445
    La Fayette, GA 30728
    Phone: (706) 638-1437
    Fax: (706) 638-1453
    www.co.walker.ga.us

    On the northern border of GA, south of Chattanooga, TN; organized Dec 18, 1833 from Murray County. Name Origin: For Maj. Freeman Walker (1780-1827), GA legislator, U.S. senator (1819-21), and mayor of Augusta (1818-19; 1823)

    Area (sq mi):: 447.03 (land 446.58; water 0.45) Population per square mile: 143.10
    Population 2005: 63,890 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 4.60%; 1990-2000 4.70% Population 2000: 61,053 (White 93.90%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.10
    Income 2000: per capita $15,867; median household $32,406; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,833-$22,286
    Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    The Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed last week that it was looking into the ranch.
    Comprised of small business owners, community leaders, veterans, and more, the Walker County Coordinators will be in the field working with the campaign and the Republican Party of Wisconsin to continue the fight for Wisconsins hard-working families.
    Some inmates in Walker County Jail in Jasper, Alabama, saved peanut butter from their sandwiches and used it like modelling clay to help alter the number above a door that led to the outside.
    Sheriff James Underwood said of the escape at Walker County Jail, Alabama: "They love peanut butter sandwiches.
    A dozen inmates at the Walker County Jail, Alabama, escaped by using peanut butter Sunday.
    The Walker County board had created a limited public forum when it designated a specific public question-and-answer time on the agenda.
    At Walker County Ace Hardware in Huntsville, Texas, feeders and items for baiting animals are common, because unlike hunting laws in other states, hunters can purchase and set up equipment to feed and bait deer, store owner Jimmy Harding says.
    The Walker County Area Resources & Needs (WARN) project was the large overarching project designed to address the Healthy People 2010 Interest Areas of Health, Human Services/Strengthening Families, & Supportive Communities by connecting indigent rural families in Walker County, Alabama, a rural community, to affordable quality primary healthcare.
    The dramatic turnaround in Alabama's Walker County Solid Waste Department's finances was a source of pride for commissioners as budget talks began.
    Adjacent counties are Walker County, San Jacinto County, Liberty County, Harris County, Waller County, and Grimed County.
    He's venturing into Georgia's Walker County, an area well-known to pot-holers thanks to its deep, underground caverns.
    28 death of a coal miner at Choctaw Mine in Walker County, Ala.