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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Walton County is located in Georgia with a population of 88,695. Living in Walton County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Walton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Walton County are above average.
Population
88,695

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Walton County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    320.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    570.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,730.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Walton County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,876
National
$55,322

Walton County Reviews

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Walton County is a great family friendly community. It is changing for the better every year.I’ve lived here all my life and love the small town sense of belonging to a community.
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This is an awesome town everyone here is family oriented, instead of making you feel like a stranger they make you feel like part of the family. When you are hungry they feed you when your cold they make sure that you get warm when you just want someone to listen to your problems they lend a listening ear with out judgement. Walton County the place to be when you need more than a friend we are family.
Walton County is a nice, safe area to raise a family and build a life. I couldn't have picked a better county to move to. The community is friendly and accepting of all people. There are always family friendly activities being held in the county.