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Walker County, TX&

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Population
69,926
0.86% growth
Median Age
35.1
Median Household Income
$40,090
6.44% growth
Poverty Rate
24%
Number of Employees
22,781
0.75% growth
Median Property Value
$123,600
6.46% growth

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Economy

The economy of Walker County, TX employs 22,781 people. The economy of Walker County, TX is specialized in Public Admin.; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 4.06; 3.7; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Walker County, TX are Public Admin. (4,386), Educational Services (3,733), and Retail trade (2,662), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,619), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,478), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,250).

Median household income in Walker County, TX is $40,090. Males in Walker County, TX have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,997. The income inequality of Walker County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Walker County, TX. In Walker County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 32 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,084. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Walker County, TX is home to a population of 69,926 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Walker County, TX is composed of 40,041 White residents (57.3%), 16,076 Black residents (23%), 12,313 Hispanic residents (17.6%), 827 Asian residents (1.18%), and 485 Two+ residents (0.69%). The most common foreign languages in Walker County, TX are Spanish (9,595 speakers), African Languages (329 speakers), and Chinese (133 speakers), but compared to other places, Walker County, TX has a relative high number of African Languages (329 speakers), Spanish (9,595 speakers), and Gujarati (52 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Walker County, TX awarded 4,565 degrees. The student population of Walker County, TX is skewed towards females, with 1,793 male students and 2,772 female students. Most students in Walker County, TX are White (2,796 and 61.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (741 and 16.2%), Black or African American (629 and 13.8%), and Unknown (106 and 2.32%). The largest universities in Walker County, TX by number of graduates are Sam Houston State University (4,549 and 99%), Sebring Career Schools-Huntsville (16 and 0.35%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Walker County, TX are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (665 and 14.6%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (368 and 8.06%), and General Business (289 and 6.33%). The median tuition costs in Walker County, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,172 and $14,964 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walker County, TX is $123,600, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $116,100 to $123,600, a 6.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Walker County, TX is 53.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Walker County, TX have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walker County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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