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Vernon County

Population in 2012: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 

Males: 136  (51.1%)
Females: 131  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Missouri median age:  42.8 years

Zip codes: 64790.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $33,401 (it was $28,542 in 2000)
Walker:

$33,401
Missouri:

$45,247
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,088

Walker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $46,422 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Walker:

$46,422
Missouri:

$136,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,826; Detached houses: $51,119; Mobile homes: $42,612

Median gross rent in 2011: $461.

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  • White alone - 257 (95.2%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walker: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.9%), Irish (21.3%), United States (15.2%), English (7.4%), French (4.5%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 852 feet

Land area: 0.31 square miles.

Population density: 858 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Walker:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walker city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Missouri:  3.6%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Walker, Missouri as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Walker to the number of sex offenders is 69 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $488 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $394 (1.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-2.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Walker:

  • NEVADA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; NEVADA, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Walker, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 44 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 50 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 57 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 66 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Drury University (about 70 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 71 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 6,501)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 71 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.3. This is about average.
City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.59


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:
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Walker, MO

Walker compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Walker travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Walker (based on Vernon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.89%
Here48.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents45.9%12.8%12.0%7.7%3.2%
Congregations30.6%16.3%16.3%2.0%2.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%2.2%2.0%9.0%
Congregations2.0%4.1%2.0%2.0%22.4%
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: 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.
Missouri:

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

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon County:

9.5%
State:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

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
Other Government Administration 1$1,095$13,1400$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$547
Sewerage 1$1,455$17,4600$0
Totals for Government 2$2,550$15,3001$547


6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Missouri average:

7.87%

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:
from Cedar County, MO  0.92% ($23,429 average AGI)
from Bates County, MO  0.51% ($26,114)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.32% ($36,318)


7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,685 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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:
to Bates County, MO  0.65% ($19,133 average AGI)
to Cedar County, MO  0.58% ($33,650)
to Jasper County, MO  0.55% ($26,237)

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:

1
  • 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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