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Walker County, AL


Micropolitan Statistical Area: Jasper, AL
Designated Market Area: Birmingham, AL
USDA County Type (2015): Low Education, Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 64,339   ( 2,684 from 2010)
Land area: 791.0 square miles
Population density: 81.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:56,705 88.13% 6.4%
Black:3,9186.09% 0.8%
Indian:2620.41% 12.4%
Asian:2930.46% 35.6%
2+ races:1,0751.67% 41.6%
Hispanic:2,0863.24% 59.6%
Total non-White:7,63411.87% 18.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:1,641 12.6
Deaths:2,94322.5
Net Migration: 2101.6
Net Immigration: 570.4
Change in White population:-3,882 -5.8
Change in Non-White pop.:1,198 1.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
67,023
60,58790.40%
3,8855.80%
2330.35%
2160.32%
7591.13%
1,3071.95%
6,4369.60%

2000
70,713
64,85591.72%
4,3236.11%
1970.28%
1530.22%
5600.79%
6070.86%
5,8588.28%

1990
67,670
62,95193.03%
4,3356.41%
840.12%
1210.18%
n/a
1790.26%
4,7196.97%

1980
68,660
63,35592.27%
4,6396.76%
1350.20%
1020.15%
n/a
4240.62%
5,3057.73%

1970
56,246
51,17990.99%
4,9768.85%
350.06%
160.03%
n/a
350.06%
5,067 9.01%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
8,104 11.5
8,69012.3
-1,276-1.8
3140.4
-4,268 -6.0
578 0.8
1990's
NumberRate
9,270 13.7
8,23312.2
2,5533.8
1220.2
1,904 2.8
1,139 1.7
1980's
NumberRate
8,947 13.0
7,135 10.4
-2,431 -3.5
n/a
-404 -0.6
-586 -0.9
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
7,828 13.9
n/a
12,176 21.6
238 0.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Walker County, AL

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.8
14,409 22.4%
49,930 77.6%
12,763 19.8%
24,718
2.59
16,669 67.4%
12,209 73.2%
1,422 8.5%
8,049 32.6%

2010
NumberPercent
41.2
15,107 22.5%
51,916 77.5%
10,894 16.3%
26,571
2.49
18,741 70.5%
13,829 73.8%
1,596 8.5%
7,830 29.5%

2000
NumberPercent
38.2
16,605 23.5%
54,108 76.5%
10,412 14.7%
28,336
2.46
20,515 72.4%
16,154 78.7%
1,481 7.2%
7,821 27.6%

1990
NumberPercent
35.0
17,184 25.4%
50,486 74.6%
9,733 14.4%
25,616
2.61
19,734 77.0%
16,562 83.9%
1,211 6.1%
5,882 23.0%

1980
NumberPercent
30.7
20,599 30.0%
48,061 70.0%
8,623 12.6%
23,700
2.87
19,162 80.9%
16,387 85.5%
1,057 5.5%
4,538 19.1%

2022 Housing Data for Walker County, AL

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units30,127 
Median Value$124,100 
Occupied24,71882.0%
Vacant5,40918.0%
Owned19,15277.5%
Rented5,56622.5%
Median Rent$698 
Single-Family Units19,20663.8%
    Detached18,94262.9%
    Attached2640.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units1,1543.8%
Mobile Homes8,61328.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Walker County, AL

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001,6406.6%
$10,000 to $14,9991,7887.2%
$15,000 to $19,9991,2004.9%
$20,000 to $24,9991,8567.5%
$25,000 to $29,9991,4525.9%
$30,000 to $34,9999733.9%
$35,000 to $39,9999623.9%
$40,000 to $44,9991,3555.5%
$45,000 to $49,9998203.3%
$50,000 to $59,9991,6436.6%
$60,000 to $74,9992,3119.3%
$75,000 to $99,9993,15612.8%
$100,000 to $124,9992,1228.6%
$125,000 to $149,9991,5926.4%
$150,000 to $199,9991,1504.7%
$200,000 or more6982.8%
Median Household Income52,987 
Per Capita Income28,204 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state92 
Compared to U.S.76 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI1,9517.9%
Public Assistance4211.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps3,76615.2%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed23,59161.2%
Unemployed1,4133.7%
In Armed Forces490.1%
Total Labor Force25,05365.0%
Not in Labor Force13,47135.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 38.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector10,5818,23156.2%
Non-Profit57283940.5%
Self-Employed1,30167565.8%
Local Government7241,07540.2%
State Government46577737.4%
Federal Government21029141.9%
Total Private + Self11,8828,90657.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.1,9712,98239.8%
Total13,85311,88853.8%
Pct. Govt.13.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts2,2898.9%
Sales and Office Occupations5,54821.5%
Professional, Technical4,89719.0%
Service Occupations4,50917.5%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1270.5%
All others8,52133.1%
White Collar 49.4%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing3,77214.6%
Retail trade3,62514.1%
Health care and social assistance3,26812.7%
Accommodation and food services2,0698.0%
Educational services1,9697.6%
Construction1,6636.5%
Other services1,5175.9%
Transportation and warehousing1,3925.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,0474.1%
Public administration1,0244.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.1,0113.9%
Finance and insurance8023.1%
Professional, scientific, technical6862.7%
Utilities5172.0%
Wholesale trade3831.5%
Information3641.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing2591.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2170.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1710.7%
Management80.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Walker County, AL

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,0641.64%
Puerto Rican990.15%
Cuban740.11%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American2570.40%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan2540.39%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran30.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2240.34%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian260.04%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan1980.30%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic1500.23%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian440.07%
Korean370.06%
Chinese240.04%
Japanese180.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English59,69397.4%
Spanish1,4212.3%
Chinese770.1%
Other Indo-European310.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun190.0%
German, other Germanic190.0%
Other Asian190.0%
Korean80.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American16,65425.6%
English8,03812.4%
Irish7,68911.8%
German5,0047.7%
Scottish1,4622.2%
Italian1,3602.1%
Scotch-Irish6671.0%
European6271.0%
French6231.0%
Dutch4270.7%
Russian3100.5%
British2760.4%
African2560.4%
Welsh1970.3%
Greek1360.2%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen64,43699.2%
Not a citizen5420.8%
Native64,24898.9%
Foreign-born7301.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Walker County, AL

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
2,387 5.3%5,462 12.1%15,772 34.8%14,737 32.5%4,268 9.4%2,655 5.9%
  Average years of education: 12.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 2,387 5.3%
9-12 Years 5,462 12.1%
H.S. Grad or GED 15,772 34.8%
Some College 14,737 32.5%
Bach. Degree 4,268 9.4%
Grad Degree 2,655 5.9%
Average years of education: 12.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Walker County, AL

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 30,264 27,418 2,846 9.4% 6.8%
1991 30,106 26,572 3,534 11.7% 7.3%
1992 30,404 26,668 3,736 12.3% 7.5%
1993 29,794 26,624 3,170 10.6% 7.2%
1994 29,750 27,108 2,642 8.9% 6.2%
1995 30,279 28,062 2,217 7.3% 5.9%
1996 30,371 28,397 1,974 6.5% 5.2%
1997 30,133 27,780 2,353 7.8% 4.9%
1998 29,468 27,702 1,766 6.0% 4.5%
1999 28,779 26,991 1,788 6.2% 4.7%
2000 31,714 29,851 1,863 5.9% 4.6%
2001 31,419 29,513 1,906 6.1% 5.2%
2002 30,778 28,820 1,958 6.4% 5.9%
2003 30,444 28,485 1,959 6.4% 6.0%
2004 30,180 28,361 1,819 6.0% 5.6%
2005 29,693 28,391 1,302 4.4% 4.4%
2006 29,905 28,556 1,349 4.5% 4.0%
2007 29,122 27,839 1,283 4.4% 4.1%
2008 28,764 27,062 1,702 5.9% 5.8%
2009 28,095 25,092 3,003 10.7% 10.1%
2010 27,274 23,867 3,407 12.5% 10.4%
2011 27,076 24,045 3,031 11.2% 9.6%
2012 26,608 24,107 2,501 9.4% 8.2%
2013 26,347 24,086 2,261 8.6% 7.3%
2014 25,796 23,766 2,030 7.9% 6.7%
2015 25,503 23,650 1,853 7.3% 6.1%
2016 25,356 23,465 1,891 7.5% 5.9%
2017 24,836 23,545 1,291 5.2% 4.6%
2018 25,021 23,964 1,057 4.2% 3.9%
2019 25,148 24,311 837 3.3% 3.0%
2020 24,877 23,431 1,446 5.8% 5.9%
2021 25,324 24,423 901 3.6% 3.4%
2022 25,568 24,864 704 2.8% 2.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com