Walker, Kent County, Michigan

Walker: City in Kent County, Michigan

About

Walker is a city located in the county of Kent in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 23,537 and a population density of 357 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 25,265 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Walker

Population : 25,265 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Kent County
Different from : Walker Township
Postal code : 49534,
49544
Phone Area Codes : 616
Area : 65.99 km2
Altitude : 745 feet / 227 meters
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 08:32:35 (6th December 2022)
Density : 383 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.84% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Walker is located at 43°0'5"N 85°46'5"W (43.0014100, -85.7680900).

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Demographics

The population of Walker increased by 6.84% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,537 - census
2011 23,767 0.97% estimation process
2012 24,049 1.17% estimation process
2013 24,334 1.17% estimation process
2014 24,533 0.81% estimation process
2015 24,666 0.54% estimation process
2016 24,824 0.64% estimation process
2017 24,840 0.06% estimation process
2018 24,849 0.04% estimation process
2019 24,869 0.08% estimation process
2020 25,265 1.57% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 208,080
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 187,109
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 11.2%
April 1, 2020 Population : 208,621
April 1, 2010 Population : 187,105
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.8%
People over 65 (%) : 15.4%
Female persons, % : 51.1%
White only, percent : 67.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 25.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 2.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.6%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 63.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 21,641
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.5%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 94,603

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 94,603
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $150,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,275
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $393
2015-2019 median gross rent : $895
Permits for construction, 2020 : 1,703
2015-2019 Households : 78,104
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.56
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 78.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 16.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,537,711
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,560,462
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,989,834
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 2,859,097
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,735
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,894
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,415
Percentage of people living in poverty : 17.5%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 4,215
2019 total employment : 75,069
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 2,951,136
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 1.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 15,364
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 16,566
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 8,573
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 6,296
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 5,041
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 10,849
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,962
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 13,505
2010 population per square mile : 326.0
2010 land area in square miles : 573.99

Schools in Walker

College & universities near Walker, MI

Code Name City ZIP
169284 Empire Beauty School-Michigan Grand Rapids (MI) 49544
459417 Compass College of Cinematic Arts Grand Rapids (MI) 49503
170055 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids (MI) 49503-3295
170082 Grand Valley State University Allendale (MI) 49401-9403
170000 Grace Christian University Wyoming (MI) 49509

Stations (13)

Amtrak & bus stations near Walker, MI

Code Name Address Type
GRR Vernon J. Ehlers Station 431 Wealthy St. SW RAIL
RKF Rockford, Michigan US 131 & 10 Mile Road NE BUS
HOM Holland station 171 Lincoln Ave. RAIL
HWC Howard City, Michigan 130 North Ensley St. BUS
KAL Kalamazoo Transportation Center 459 North Burdick St. RAIL

Post offices near Walker

Post Office Name City ZIP
Northw Post Office Grand Rapids (MI) 49504
Marn Post Office Marne (MI) 49435
Grand Rapid Post Office Grand Rapids (MI) 49501
Comstock Park Post Office Comstock Park (MI) 49321
Ledyard Post Office Grand Rapids (MI) 49503

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  • Walker , Louisiana City in Livingston Parish, Louisiana with a population of 6,302 people.
  • Walker , Pennsylvania township in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,009 people.
  • Walker , Minnesota city in Minnesota with a population of 928 people.
  • Walker , Iowa city in Iowa with a population of 782 people.
  • Walker , Kansas unincorporated community in Herzog Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States with a population of 660 people.
  • Walker , Illinois human settlement in United States of America with a population of 301 people.
  • Walker , Missouri city in Vernon County, Missouri with a population of 265 people.

Other cities in Kent County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kent County , MI. (more)

City Name Population Title
Grand Rapids 200,031 City in and county seat of Kent County, Michigan, United States
Wyoming 76,628 City in Michigan, United States
Kentwood 51,719 Town of the United States
Forest Hills 25,867 Neighborhood of Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Grandville 15,749 City in Kent County, Michigan
Ada 14,892 Township in Kent County, Michigan
Northview 14,541 Unincorporated community in Michigan
Cutlerville 14,370 Unincorporated community in Michigan
Alpine 13,883 Township in Kent County, Michigan
East Grand Rapids 11,991 City in Kent County, Michigan
Comstock Park 10,088 Unincorporated community in Michigan
Rockford 6,395 City in Kent County, Michigan
Byron Center 5,822 Census-designated place in Kent County, Michigan
Sparta 5,321 Village in Kent County, Michigan
Ross 4,975 Township in Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Lowell 4,196 City in Kent County, Michigan, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Walker distances to largest Michigan cities