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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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    References in periodicals archive ?
    The developers of Canyon Ridge Resort, a planned hotel and convention center located on Lookout Mountain in Walker County, Georgia, accused the defendants of breaching various contractual and fiduciary duties by creating and promoting a development project that competed with the development project Canyon Ridge Resort had hired the firm to help promote.
    The families of 35 decedents have joined together to file suit in the State Court of Walker County, Georgia against unlicensed crematory Tri-State and the funeral homes that did business with Tri-State, on behalf of all families whose loved ones' remains were delivered to Tri-State Crematory for cremation.
    Rye Creek and WMG, now wholly-owned subsidiaries of Continental, are each developing municipal solid waste landfills (in Adair County, Missouri and Walker County, Georgia, respectively).