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Population in 2012: 24,003 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 

Males: 11,794  (49.1%)
Females: 12,209  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49504.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,930 (it was $44,818 in 2000)
Walker:

$50,930
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,170

Walker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,943 (it was $117,700 in 2000)
Walker:

$138,943
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $154,227; Detached houses: $159,059; Townhouses or other attached units: $146,353; In 2-unit structures: $109,302; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,794; Mobile homes: $90,156

Median gross rent in 2012: $678.

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  • White alone - 21,370 (90.6%)
  • Hispanic - 704 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 562 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 541 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 344 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 56 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 23 (0.10%)

Races in Walker detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walker: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Dutch (19.4%), German (18.5%), Polish (12.4%), Irish (10.3%), English (7.9%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 954 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Walker:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walker city:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

905 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:  3.8%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Walker, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Walker to the number of sex offenders is 3,429 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,103 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,887 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (5.0 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (112.1 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (127.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Comstock Park, MI (2.1 miles ), Grand Rapids, MI (2.2 miles ), Grandville, MI (2.6 miles ), Northview, MI (2.6 miles ), Wyoming, MI (2.7 miles ), East Grand Rapids, MI (2.8 miles ), Jenison, MI (2.8 miles ), Allendale, MI (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 73 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $184,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 85.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,723 (+37.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,467 (20.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 616

Walker household income distribution Walker home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Walker by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 000300010011
per 100,000 0.00.00.013.00.00.00.04.20.00.04.34.2
Rapes 15713121114131221875
per 100,000 73.031.958.951.947.260.055.650.487.833.429.821.0
Robberies 9104122024121077107
per 100,000 43.845.518.151.985.9102.951.442.029.329.342.529.4
Assaults 312930243020241938221633
per 100,000 151.0132.1135.8103.9128.885.7102.779.9158.892.068.0138.8
Burglaries 96114153138133123127117981039975
per 100,000 467.5519.2692.7597.2571.2527.1543.6491.7409.6430.6420.9315.4
Thefts 757836931909801852893885809738628724
per 100,000 3686.43807.44215.03933.73440.33651.33822.43719.43381.03085.52670.23044.2
Auto thefts 395144433132352828232820
per 100,000 189.9232.3199.2186.1133.1137.1149.8117.7117.096.2119.184.1
Arson 318453312942
per 100,000 14.64.636.217.321.512.912.84.28.437.617.08.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.0) 282.7259.5297.5302.4264.1275.8269.6256.8270.2204.7194.5202.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Walker detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Michigan average:

1.74

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Walker, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Walker-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.2 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 F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.5 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walker-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Walker:

  • ST ANNS HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • CHRISTIAN REST HOME ASSOC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • COVENANT VILLAGE OF THE GREAT LAKES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Walker, MI

Amtrak stations near Walker:

  • 5 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.
  • 13 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Local government website: www.ci.walker.mi.us

College/University in Walker:

  • Regency Beauty Institute-Grand Rapids (Full-time enrollment: 92; Location: 3583 Alpine Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 5 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 9 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Calvin College (about 10 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 15 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Hope College (about 24 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 29 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 29 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)

Public high school in Walker:

Public elementary/middle school in Walker:

See full list of schools located in Walker, School District: KENOWA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Notable locations in Walker: Highpoint Center (A), English Hills Golf Course (B), Greenridge Country Club (C), Lincoln Country Club (D), Walker City Fire Department (E), Walker Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Green Ridge Square Shopping Center (1), Walker Village Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walker include: Fairview Church (A), Hope Protestant Reformed Church (B), Trinity Congregational Church (C), Celebration Worship Center (D), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (E), Standale Baptist Church (F), Walker United Reformed Church (G), Remembrance Reformed Church (H), Orchard Hill Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brooklawn Cemetery (1), River Bend Cemetery (2), Freedom Cemetery (3), Lamareaux Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Leota (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: York Creek (A), Brandywine Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Walker include: Alpine Estates Park (1), English Hills Park (2), Lincoln Lawns Park (3), Walker Community Park (4), Johnson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00937. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00937
U.S.:

0.05221
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.41
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Walker that have no violations reported:

  • HOPE PROTESTANT REF. CHURCH (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEAL FONGER AMER LEG POST 179 (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.2% for Black residents, 26.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 54.2% for other race residents, 24.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Walker, MI

People in group quarters in Walker in 2010:

  • 179 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 129 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Walker in 2000:

  • 184 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Walker compared to Michigan state average:

Walker, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Walker (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Standale Branch, Standale Branch, Standale Branch, Standale Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Macatawa Bank: Walker Branch at 2750 Walker Nw, branch established on 2004/02/16. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $1,506.0 mil, Deposits: $1,225.8 mil, headquarters in Holland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Macatawa Bank Corporation
  • Independent Bank: Standale Branch at 4525 Lake Michigan Dr, branch established on 2005/12/12. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Walker, Michigan:

  • Motel 6 - Walker, 777 Three Mile Rd, Walker, MI 49504 , Phone: (616) 784-9375
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Walker, 2151 Holton CT NW, Walker, MI 49544 , Phone: (616) 735-9595
  • Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids North, 358 River Rdg Drive NW, Walker, MI 49544 , Phone: (616) 647-4100, Fax: (616) 647-4101
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Walker, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Walker travel time to work - commute


Walker mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Walker city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Kent County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
Kent County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
Kent County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kent County:

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$40,259$53,6793$5,938
Other Government Administration 14$68,634$58,82910$9,077
Judicial and Legal 6$22,767$45,5341$1,525
Police Protection - Officers 38$193,552$61,1220$0
Police - Other 9$29,262$39,0161$2,139
Firefighters 7$33,980$58,25150$29,889
Fire - Other 1$3,487$41,8440$0
Streets and Highways 18$72,867$48,5780$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,150$39,68648$25,476
Other and Unallocable 3$9,000$36,0000$0
Totals for Government 112$496,958$53,246113$74,044

Walker government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,280,000 ($53.33)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($1.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,092,000 ($170.48)
    Regular Highways: $2,218,000 ($92.41)
    General - Other: $1,688,000 ($70.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,473,000 ($61.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,397,000 ($58.20)
    Central Staff Services: $938,000 ($39.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $889,000 ($37.04)
    Financial Administration: $575,000 ($23.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $395,000 ($16.46)
    General Public Buildings: $356,000 ($14.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $569,000 ($23.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $80,000 ($3.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,529,000 ($272.01)

Walker government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $711,000 ($29.62)
    All Other: $200,000 ($8.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $183,000 ($7.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($1.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,008,000 ($41.99)
    Rents: $362,000 ($15.08)
    Interest Earnings: $285,000 ($11.87)
    Special Assessments: $183,000 ($7.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $78,000 ($3.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000 ($1.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,741,000 ($72.53)
    Highways: $1,580,000 ($65.83)
    All Other: $6,000 ($0.25)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $7,694,000 ($320.54)
    Property: $2,159,000 ($89.95)
    Other License: $515,000 ($21.46)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $12,000 ($0.50)

Walker government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,186,000 ($757.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,155,000 ($673.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,095,000 ($587.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,064,000 ($502.60)

Walker government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000 ($26.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,073,000 ($253.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $428,000 ($17.83)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

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)
  • 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)
  • WYGR (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WYOMING, MI; Owner: WYGR BROADCASTING)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMFN (640 AM; 1 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

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.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCE (88.1 FM; WYOMING, MI; Owner: GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CENTER)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; 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.)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Walker fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 44
Total length: 329 meters (1,079ft)
Total costs: $320,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,132,011
Total average daily truck traffic: 91,268

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 38
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Walker, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Walker)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Walker, MI)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walker)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH C23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 616KC , Serial Number: M-1726, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin Ross Terry, 1925 Kinney Ave Nw, Walker, MI 49534
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/28/1998
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76550 , Serial Number: 10986, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce D Trustee Meyer, 1251 3 Mile Rd Nw, Walker, MI 49544, Other Owners: Eileen J Trustee Meyer
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8153Z , Serial Number: 28-8011087, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Enersave LLC, 3718 Dykstra Dr Nw, Walker, MI 49534



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED100$119,607102$105,223572$134,50523$48,09319$77,9825$16,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$102,5116$71,58241$137,7830$01$63,0001$2,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$97,6179$117,903122$151,26211$36,7020$02$37,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$108,27110$130,551131$147,0934$119,9082$186,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$97,0001$125,00023$141,3391$155,2200$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00 , 0116.00, 0117.01, 0117.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$176,87923$144,952
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$167,0769$167,229
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$163,8203$232,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$07$135,589
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00 , 0116.00, 0117.01, 0117.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
  • Hazardous Condition: 79
  • Service Call: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Walker


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walker, MI
Businesses in Walker, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kohl's1
Arby's2Lane Bryant1
Baymont Inn1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Curves1Rue211
DressBarn1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Wendy's2
KFC1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • John T. Kovitz (4)
  • Don R. Cavalier (3)
  • John Jay Streyle (3)
  • Donald R. Cavalier (3)
  • Daniel Ralston (3)
  • Bradley Debruyne (2)
  • Mary Ann Ferris-Young (2)
  • Robert Bingle (2)
  • Rob Bingle (2)
  • Daniel D. Ralston (2)

Total of 40 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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