Demographics and Points of Interest
Walker County is a beautiful scenic area located in the Northwest Georgia Mountains and has quick access to the Interstate Highway System (I-75, I-24 and I-59). Land area is 445 square miles.
61,053 people live in Walker County with 2,040 living within Chickamauga, 6,692 living within the county seat of LaFayette, 1,167 living in Lookout Mountain and 3,672 living in Rossville.. The land area is 162 square miles with 328.4 persons per square mile.
Walker County is governed by a Sole Commissioner, elected every four years. A mayor and a city council govern each individual city.
The average household income for Walker County is $45,354. The county has a labor force of 32,140 people. Approximately 35% of the jobs are in the service industry and 32% in manufacturing.
- U.S. Highway 27 runs through Walker County from North to South
- Georgia Highways 136, 193, 151, 157 and 341 also serve the county
- Chattanooga, Airport is approximately 17 miles from central Walker County
- LaFayette Barwick Airport has a 5,400-foot paved and lighted airstrip