Walker, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 24,822 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 12,252  (49.4%)
Females: 12,570  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49504.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,580 (it was $44,818 in 2000)
Walker:

$59,580
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,915 (it was $21,198 in 2000)

Walker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $183,405 (it was $117,700 in 2000)
Walker:

$183,405
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $182,737; detached houses: $187,963; townhouses or other attached units: $232,998; in 2-unit structures: $161,613; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $78,510; mobile homes: $9,179

Median gross rent in 2017: $794.

March 2019 cost of living index in Walker: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.4% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Walker, MI (2017)
    • 21,70786.1%White alone
    • 1,2324.9%Hispanic
    • 8883.5%Two or more races
    • 7112.8%Asian alone
    • 5562.2%Black alone
    • 710.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 180.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Walker, Michigan as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Walker is 567 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Walker by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(60.0)
13
(55.6)
12
(50.4)
21
(87.8)
8
(33.4)
7
(29.8)
5
(21.0)
10
(41.4)
7
(28.6)
14
(56.7)
11
(44.2)
19
(76.0)
28
(112.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
24
(102.9)
12
(51.4)
10
(42.0)
7
(29.3)
7
(29.3)
10
(42.5)
7
(29.4)
6
(24.8)
7
(28.6)
4
(16.2)
8
(32.2)
11
(44.0)
12
(48.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(85.7)
24
(102.7)
19
(79.9)
38
(158.8)
22
(92.0)
16
(68.0)
33
(138.8)
24
(99.3)
15
(61.4)
21
(85.0)
22
(88.4)
18
(72.0)
22
(88.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
123
(527.1)
127
(543.6)
117
(491.7)
98
(409.6)
103
(430.6)
99
(420.9)
75
(315.4)
76
(314.6)
91
(372.3)
57
(230.7)
46
(184.9)
54
(216.1)
46
(183.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
852
(3,651)
893
(3,822)
885
(3,719)
809
(3,381)
738
(3,086)
628
(2,670)
724
(3,044)
583
(2,413)
481
(1,968)
567
(2,295)
590
(2,372)
483
(1,933)
449
(1,795)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(137.1)
35
(149.8)
28
(117.7)
28
(117.0)
23
(96.2)
28
(119.1)
20
(84.1)
19
(78.6)
17
(69.5)
8
(32.4)
21
(84.4)
15
(60.0)
27
(108.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(12.9)
3
(12.8)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.4)
9
(37.6)
4
(17.0)
2
(8.4)
3
(12.4)
1
(4.1)
6
(24.3)
2
(8.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)289.9283.4269.9284.0215.2204.5212.4185.3170.5177.7177.3185.7222.9

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City-data.com crime index in Walker, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (25.4%), German (14.9%), Polish (9.4%), American (7.9%), Irish (6.2%), English (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 987 people per square mile   (low).

Walker, Michigan map

1,224 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Africa).

This city:

4.9%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,190 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,069 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.00 N, Longitude: 85.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,562 (+45.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,019 (21.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 616

Distribution of median household income in Walker, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Walker, MI in 2017
Walker satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $213,600
  • 2015: 34 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2016: 31 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2017: 44 buildings, average cost: $248,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Walker, MI residents
Average permit cost in Walker, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Walker, MI
Historical housing units in Walker, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +4,500 (+25.9%).
Most common industries in Walker, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Machinery (7.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Walker, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)

Average climate in Walker, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Walker, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Walker-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 3% smaller 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 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from Walker center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 334.1 miles away from Walker center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from Walker center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 344.9 miles away from Walker center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walker topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • GRAND RAPIDS HOME FOR VETERANS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • AMICARE HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • OLDS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, 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.

Colleges/Universities in Walker:

  • University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus (Full-time enrollment: 428; Location: 318 River Ridge Dr NW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Grand Rapids (Full-time enrollment: 87; Location: 3583 Alpine Ave NW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 5 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,296)
  • Cornerstone University (about 8 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 8 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Calvin College (about 10 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Davenport University (about 15 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Hope College (about 24 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 29 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)

Points of interest:

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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

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

  • NEAL FONGER AMER LEG POST 179 (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Walker:

Marital status in Walker, MI
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Walker:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Walker
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walker, MI (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant141,345354
Catholic114,43737
Mainline Protestant47,892117
Other15,67441
Black Protestant8,45411
Orthodox1,7306
None273,090-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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
Kent 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%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
Michigan:

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

15.7%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.1%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.1%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Walker:

28.2
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Walker:

9.6%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.7%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Walker:

58.1%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.0%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Walker, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$193,633$66,3880$0
Other and Unallocable 15$69,143$55,3142$4,845
Streets and Highways 13$62,722$57,8970$0
Other Government Administration 6$33,626$67,25210$7,174
Financial Administration 6$33,070$66,1400$0
Police - Other 6$29,623$59,2460$0
Judicial and Legal 5$19,738$47,3715$5,066
Firefighters 4$19,791$59,37357$27,268
Fire - Other 3$16,884$67,5360$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,411$49,64448$29,601
Totals for Government 96$490,641$61,330122$73,954

Walker government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,680,000 ($188.54)
    Regular Highways: $3,001,000 ($120.90)
    General - Other: $2,203,000 ($88.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,640,000 ($66.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,545,000 ($62.24)
    Financial Administration: $987,000 ($39.76)
    Central Staff Services: $855,000 ($34.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $735,000 ($29.61)
    General Public Buildings: $576,000 ($23.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $506,000 ($20.39)
    Health - Other: $187,000 ($7.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $225,000 ($9.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,949,000 ($279.95)

Walker government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,493,000 ($60.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $57,000 ($2.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $729,000 ($29.37)
    Special Assessments: $169,000 ($6.81)
    General Revenue - Other: $159,000 ($6.41)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($1.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,998,000 ($120.78)
    General Local Government Support: $1,854,000 ($74.69)
    Other: $26,000 ($1.05)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $11,241,000 ($452.86)
    Property: $2,277,000 ($91.73)
    Other License: $578,000 ($23.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $450,000 ($18.13)

Walker government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,117,000 ($327.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,353,000 ($255.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,764,000 ($71.07)

Walker government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,271,000 ($252.64)

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.93% ($48,138 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.22% ($49,535)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.21% ($41,105)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($59,021 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.27% ($55,112)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($43,991)
Businesses in Walker, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Justice1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Arby's2Kohl's1
Baymont Inn1Lane Bryant1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Budget Car Rental1McDonald's2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Chuck E. Cheese's1OfficeMax1
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quality1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Starbucks1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Wendy's2

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
See more detailed statistics of Walker fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 591ft / 180mTotal length
  • $2,657,000Total costs
  • 1,335,752Total average daily traffic
  • 107,615Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,159,717Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Walker, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 431960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22T (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-K (315 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 498PF , Serial Number: 1601, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Profile Film, 1976 Avastar Pkwy Nw, Walker, MI 49544
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce D Trustee Meyer, 1251 3 Mile Rd Nw, Walker, MI 49544, Other Owners: Eileen J Trustee Meyer
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22T (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-550-K (315 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 776AJ , Serial Number: 1601, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Profile Film, 1976 Avastar Pkwy Nw, Walker, MI 49544

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 in Walker, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Walker, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 68. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 102 took place in 2002, and the least - 40 in 2011. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Walker, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.7%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Walker, MI
    • 49042.7%Structure Fires
    • 34530.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 27223.7%Outside Fires
    • 413.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walker, MI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Walker, MI
  • 95.5%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Walker, MI
  • 80.4%Utility gas
  • 13.7%Electricity
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Walker compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Walker on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #50 (49504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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