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Walton County, Florida

PO Box 1260
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: (850) 892-8115
Fax: (850) 892-7551
www.co.walton.fl.us

In central part of FL panhandle, east of Pensacola; organized Dec 29, 1824 (prior to statehood) from Jackson County. Name Origin: For Col. George William Walton (1740-1804), secretary of the Territory of West Florida under Andrew Jackson (1821-22)

Area (sq mi):: 1238.03 (land 1057.56; water 180.47) Population per square mile: 47.60
Population 2005: 50,324 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 23.90%; 1990-2000 46.30% Population 2000: 40,601 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 7.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 3.20%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,198; median household $32,407; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,504-$20,750
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Walton County, Georgia

303 S Hammond Dr Suite 330
Monroe, GA 30655
Phone: (770) 267-1301
Fax: (770) 267-1400
www.waltoncountyga.org

In central GA, east of Atlanta; original county; organized Dec 15, 1818 from Cherokee lands. Name Origin: For George Walton (1741-1804), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, GA governor (1779-80; 1789), and U.S. senator (1795-96)

Area (sq mi):: 330.05 (land 329.18; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 229.80
Population 2005: 75,647 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 24.70%; 1990-2000 57.30% Population 2000: 60,687 (White 81.90%; Black or African American 14.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 33.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,470; median household $46,479; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,525-$23,925
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Monroe County seat (11,903)

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