For population 25 years and over in Walker:
For population 15 years and over in Walker city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $488 (0.9%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.8%).
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
Walker-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 136% 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Walker center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Walker center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
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: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Walker:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:
See full list of schools located in Walker
Public high school in Walker:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 24.0%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Walker compared to Missouri state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Walker (based on Vernon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.89%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,690 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,685 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1