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Walker, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Walker had a population of 24,971 as of July 1, 2016. Walker ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walker is located at latitude 42.9966 and longitude -85.7564 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walker (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Walker (GNIS ID: 1627209) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walker: Walker Grand Trunk.

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Walker, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,971
Population in Households 24,663
Population in Familes 18,977
Population in Group Qrtrs 308
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 10,268
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,333 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,935 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $155,335
Average Home Value $170,227


Median Household Income $53,328
Average Household Income $66,163
Per Capita Income $27,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.17%
Households 0.94% 1.16%
Families 0.73% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Walker, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 94th
Population Density1 # 330 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 172 75th
Median Household Income # 172 75th
Per Capita Income # 173 75th

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