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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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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
    References in periodicals archive ?
    Overall, the WARN project utilized a CBPR approach and was designed, funded and implemented in a partnership between a state university and county community members to identify and address rural health disparities for Walker County, Alabama. Local representatives of the Walker Area Transformational Coalition for Health (WATCH) (then 2010; now WATCH 2020), a rural health network formed in 2008 by a range of private and not-for-profit local, regional and state organizations (Hamner, Kennedy, & Wolfe, 2008), were included during the formulation of the purpose and specific aims of the WARN project.
    Data were collected from a sample of 774 residents of Walker County, Alabama, randomly selected from among residential households in Walker County with land-line telephone service.
    The narrative is constructed around the detailed experiences and perceptions of a tiny sample of planter-caste women; a runaway slave, Harriet Jacobs; and evidence of "ordinary" white women's lives in Walker County, Alabama. Within its own terms, the book succeeds resoundingly in interweaving a variety of life stories with the larger history of the sectional crisis.
    Data reported here are from a survey of faith communities in Walker County, Alabama for the following purposes:
    To ascertain if breast and/or cervical cancer education was being offered by faith communities in Walker County, Alabama;
    To identify barriers that might inhibit the offering of breast/cervical cancer education to women in Walker County, Alabama; and
    The purpose of this article is to report the results of a survey of faith communities in Walker County, Alabama. Faith communities were selected as the population for this survey because they can facilitate access to the lay community.
    Walker County, Alabama, is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and compares poorly with state and national levels of poverty and education.
    The purpose of this research was to ascertain what breast and/or cervical cancer education was being offered by faith communities in Walker County, Alabama; to identify barriers that inhibit the offering of breast/cervical cancer education; and to determine the willingness of faith communities to meet with researchers to explore the option of providing breast/cervical cancer education to their congregations.