Walker, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 123  (45.5%)
Females: 148  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  31.3 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 64790.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,335 (it was $28,542 in 2000)
Walker:

$30,335
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,728 (it was $16,949 in 2000)

Walker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,044 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Walker:

$51,044
MO:

$133,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $623.

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  • Races in Walker, MO (2010)

    Walker races chart
    • 25795.2%White alone
    • 72.6%Hispanic
    • 41.5%Two or more races
    • 20.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Walker: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.7%), Irish (18.6%), English (14.2%), United States (14.0%), Italian (4.4%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 852 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 871 people per square mile   (low).

Walker, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Walker:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walker city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 54.0%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.5%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Walker, Missouri as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Walker to the number of sex offenders is 134 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $563 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $479 (1.3%)

Walker satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (71.0 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (83.3 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Harwood, MO (2.4 miles) , Nevada, MO (2.8 miles ), Schell City, MO (3.2 miles ), Milo, MO (3.3 miles) , El Dorado Springs, MO (3.4 miles ), Metz, MO (3.7 miles) , Rockville, MO (3.8 miles) , Moundville, MO (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 37.90 N, Longitude: 94.23 W

Area code: 417

Walker household income distribution Walker home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Walker: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Walker, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Walker-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Walker city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 5/17/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walker-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 262.4 miles away from Walker center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 266.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 219.6 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 347.0 miles away from the city 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 Vernon County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walker topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Walker:

  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION OF NEVADA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • PAUL L AND MARTHA BARONE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • MEDICALODGES NEVADA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • MOORE-FEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEVADA, MO)
  • HEARTLAND BEHAVORIAL HEALTH SERVICES (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NEVADA, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 44 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 50 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 57 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Allen County Community College (about 64 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 66 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 9,952)
  • Drury University (about 70 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 71 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)

Public high school in Walker:

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Notable location: Walker Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Vernon 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.3. This is worse than average.

City:

90.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.49. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.49
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.8%
(25.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Walker compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Missouri average:

11.0

Walker travel time to work - commute Walker mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,24036
Mainline Protestant1,61811
Catholic5422
Other5223
None11,237-
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: 2
Vernon County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Vernon County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

29.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,546$18,5520$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,115
Sewerage 1$2,054$24,6480$0
Totals for Government 2$3,600$21,6001$1,115

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cedar County, MO  0.54% ($25,711 average AGI)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.40% ($28,179)
from Bates County, MO  0.30% ($19,476)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cedar County, MO  0.61% ($22,256 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.52% ($29,216)
to Jasper County, MO  0.39% ($22,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Walker:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEM (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KESM (1580 AM; 1 kW; ELDORADO SPRINGS, MO; Owner: WILDWOOD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walker:

  • KNMO-FM (97.5 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K206CH (89.1 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KESM-FM (105.5 FM; EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO; Owner: WILDWOOD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • MARTY JIMMERSON, 6 Km N (Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000), Type: 89.3, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 6608266747, , 720 W FIFTH ST
  • Marty Jimmerson, 6 Km N (Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000), Type: 89.3, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 6608266747, , 720 W FIFTH ST
  • Marty Jimmerson, 6 Km N (Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000), Type: 89.3, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 7136930000, , 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400, Phone: (DEP) ART-MENT
  • Marty Jimmerson, 6 Km N (Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000), Type: 89.3, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 6608266747, , 720 W FIFTH ST
  • 6 Km N (Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000), Type: 89.3, Overall height: 83.8 m
    Registrant: 4048104020, Jvaughan@mail.Att.Net, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N14

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1bk N Of Mo Hwy Junc C & Ee (Lat: 37.898917 Lon: -94.231333), Call Sign: KRZ549, Licensee ID: L00113351
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.715 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2011
    Registrant: Producers Grain Co Inc, Eldorado Springs, MO 64744, Phone: (417) 876-2422

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 6 North, Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000, Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: WQKF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3661.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019, Certifier: Shane A Balk
    Registrant: Balk, Shane A, Rt 3 Box 201, Rich Hill, MO 64772, Phone: (417) 684-5178, Email:
  • 6 Southeast, Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000, Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: WQKF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3661.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019, Certifier: Shane A Balk
    Registrant: Balk, Shane A, Rt 3 Box 201, Rich Hill, MO 64772, Phone: (417) 684-5178, Email:
  • 6 SoutWest, Lat: 37.949722 Lon: -94.240000, Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: WQKF413
    Assigned Frequencies: 3661.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/28/2019, Certifier: Shane A Balk
    Registrant: Balk, Shane A, Rt 3 Box 201, Rich Hill, MO 64772, Phone: (417) 684-5178, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0KMN, Licensee ID: L00348206
    Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 04/24/2021, Certifier: John R Foreman
    Registrant: John R Foreman, 22417 E C Hwy, Walker, MO 64790

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94713 , Serial Number: 18266497, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1978
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert M Thompson, Rr 1 Box 132, Walker, MO 64790, Other Owners: Cynthia G Thompson

Most common first names in Walker, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1177.8 years
John871.7 years
James872.6 years
Robert773.3 years
Albert581.4 years
Mary576.4 years
Joseph484.8 years
Walter480.3 years
Raymond470.7 years
Juanita476.7 years
Most common last names in Walker, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spencer677.3 years
Clark660.5 years
Lauderback685.2 years
Smith580.4 years
Scotten571.8 years
Peck576.4 years
Dicks482.0 years
Martin485.2 years
Brown479.2 years
Loyd477.0 years
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