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Walker, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Walker had a population of 24,697 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walker: Walker Grand Trunk.

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Walker, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,697
Daytime Population: Workers 24,534
Daytime Population: Residents 11,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,707
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 24,383
Population in Familes 18,722
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 990
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $54,163
Average Household Income $68,426
Per Capita Income $28,454


Total Housing Units 10,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,199 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,932 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 683 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $158,423
Average Home Value $173,334


Total Households 10,131
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 6,092
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.73%
Households 0.62% 0.7%
Families 0.39% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 47 93rd
Population Density # 334 52nd
Diversity Index # 174 75th
Median Household Income # 177 75th
Per Capita Income # 185 73rd

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