Walton County is located in north-central Georgia. The County Seat is Monroe and the largest city is Monroe. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.waltoncountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 87,615 and the 2010 census population was 83,768. The land area is 325.68 square miles and there are 257.2 persons per square mile.
80.1% of the population is White, 16.6% is Black or African American, 3.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 83.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $157,100, there are 29,520 households, an average of 2.84 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,824, the median household income is $52,369, and 13.8% of the persons in Walton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,041. Retail sales (in $1000) were $797,195, and sales per capita were $9,577. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.6%.
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