It’s not difficult to
“discover your true nature”
in Walker County, Georgia, nestled beneath historic Lookout Mountain.

The county is home to the Scenic Hometown Highway (U.S. Highway 27) and two of Georgia’s top 25 tourist destinations, Rock City Gardens and part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

A variety of national and international manufacturers have operations in Walker County, Georgia including one of the world’s largest carpet manufacturers, Shaw Industries. Other manufacturers having a presence in Walker include General Electric’s Roper Division and Nissin Brake.

This Northwest Georgia county, which borders Tennessee, is home to the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville. In addition to manufacturing and automotive suppliers, agriculture is a top industry in Walker County, Georgia with farms occupying 30 percent of the county’s land. The county is home to more than 600 farms whose leading products are beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry, and row crops.

For more information on Walker County, please visit their local development authority’s website at

Population 68,066
Population change 2010 to 2015 -1.0%
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015 5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015 22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015 17.0%
Female persons, percent, 2015 50.5%
Male persons, percent, 2015 49.5%
White alone, percent, 2015 (a) 92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 (a) 4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.4%
Asian alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2015 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 (b) 2.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 91.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 80.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 14.7%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.9
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2010-2015 71.9%
Households, 2010-2015 25,860
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2010-2015 $21,430
Median household income, 2010-2015 $41,632
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2015 $105,900
Labor Force 29,580
Employed 27,851
Unemployed 1,729
Unemployment Rate 5.8%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $676
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $500

Sources: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile 2015; U.S. Census Bureau