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Population (year 2000): 21,842. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,420 (+7.2% change)
Males: 10,796 (49.4%), Females: 11,046 (50.6%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $44,818 (year 2000)
Median house value: $120,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Walker:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: Dutch (25.0%), German (22.5%), Polish (15.4%), Irish (12.1%), English (8.1%), French (4.7%).

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Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles

Walker,

For population 25 years and over in Walker

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walker city

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

3.2% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,500 (+25.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapids, MI Grand (6.3 miles pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wayne, IN Fort (139.5 miles pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (155.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, MI (5.2 miles Comstock Rapids, MI Grand (6.3 miles MI (6.8 miles Grandville, MI Wyoming, (7.5 miles MI (9.1 miles Jenison, MI (9.1 miles Northview, Grand Rapids, MI (9.7 miles East MI (11.1 miles Sparta,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 134 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 1997: 123 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 1998: 139 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 1999: 142 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2000: 129 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2001: 139 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2002: 181 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2003: 137 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 144 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2005: 133 buildings, average cost: $120,600

Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 85.74 W


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.0%), Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (14.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,951 (+41.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,396 (20.0%)


 

Crime in Walker by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 3 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.7 0.0
Rapes 12 15 7 13 12 11
    per 100,000 54.9 68.7 32.0 59.5 54.9 50.4
Robberies 10 9 10 4 12 20
    per 100,000 45.8 41.2 45.8 18.3 54.9 91.6
Assaults 36 31 29 30 24 30
    per 100,000 164.8 141.9 132.8 137.4 109.9 137.4
Burglaries 101 96 114 153 138 133
    per 100,000 462.4 439.5 521.9 700.5 631.8 608.9
Thefts 851 757 836 931 909 801
    per 100,000 3896.2 3465.8 3827.5 4262.4 4161.7 3667.2
Auto thefts 37 39 51 44 43 31
    per 100,000 169.4 178.6 233.5 201.4 196.9 141.9
270.4 251.9 261.4 292.4 300.6 275.8


Average climate in Walker, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Walker,

Walker-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Walker city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Walker:
  • MARY FREE BED HOSPTIAL (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • SAINT MARY'S MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • SPECTRUM HEALTH-DOWNTOWN CAMPUS (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Walker:
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 18 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
  • MUSKEGON COUNTY (about 36 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; ID: MKG)
  • KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTERNATIONAL (about 55 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; ID: AZO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Walker:
  • RIVERVIEW (about 7 miles; JENISON, MI; ID: 08C)
  • PAUL C. MILLER-SPARTA (about 10 miles; SPARTA, MI; ID: 8D4)
  • WILDERNESS AIRPARK (about 17 miles; KENT CITY, MI; ID: 24M)

Amtrak stations near Walker:
  • 6 miles: GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8 $33,925 $50,887 4 $4,103
Other Government Administration 10 $46,171 $55,405 4 $7,830
Judicial and Legal 6 $18,525 $37,050 1 $426
Fire - Other 1 $3,228 $38,736 0 $0
Firefighters 6 $13,612 $27,224 56 $19,259
Police - Other 10 $30,071 $36,085 2 $759
Police Protection - Officers 39 $175,856 $54,109 0 $0
Streets and Highways 23 $76,578 $39,953 3 $2,759
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   4 $3,353
Totals for Government 103 $397,964 $46,364 74 $38,489


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,590)
  • AQUINAS COLLEGE (about 10 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; ALLENDALE, MI; FT enrollment: 15,124)
  • CALVIN COLLEGE (about 15 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 4,148)
  • HOPE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; HOLLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,918)
  • MUSKEGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; MUSKEGON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • KALAMAZOO VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; KALAMAZOO, MI; FT enrollment: 5,017)
Public primary/middle schools in Walker:
  • WALKER CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 627; Location: 1801 3 MILE ROAD NW; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WEST MI ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Students: 331; Location: 4463 LEONARD STREET NW; Grades: KG - 12)

Notable locations in Walker: Lincoln Country Club (A), Greenbridge Country Club (B).

Churches in Walker include: Fairview Church (A), Bristolwood Church (B).

Cemeteries: River Bend Cemetery (1), Brooklawn Cemetery (2).

Creeks: Brandywine Creek (A), York Creek (B).

Park in Walker: Johnson Park (1).


Walker compared to Michigan state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Walker:
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUR (1570 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WYGR (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WYOMING, MI; Owner: WYGR BROADCASTING)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMFN (640 AM; 1 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walker:
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W214AY (90.7 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Walker:
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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