Walker Valley, New York

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Population in 2010: 853. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
Males: 441  (51.8%)
Females: 412  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  39.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12566.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $83,586 (it was $53,906 in 2000)
Walker Valley:

$83,586
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,447 (it was $21,403 in 2000)

Walker Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,245 (it was $129,400 in 2000)
Walker Valley:

$178,245
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $192,202; Detached houses: $192,202

Median gross rent in 2012: $935.

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Walker Valley races chart
  • White alone - 759 (89.0%)
  • Hispanic - 63 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 9 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walker Valley: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.6%), Italian (20.4%), German (15.1%), English (12.6%), Dutch (4.5%), Russian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 2.07 square miles.

Population density: 412 people per square mile   (low).

Walker Valley,NY real estate house value index trend

Walker Valley, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Walker Valley:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walker Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

45 residents are foreign born (10.6% Europe, 1.7% Asia).

This place:  10.6%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,667 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $5,250 (2.7%)

Walker Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ramapo, NY (39.0 miles , pop. 108,905).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (60.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Cragsmoor, NY (1.4 miles ), Pine Bush, NY (2.1 miles ), Ellenville, NY (2.2 miles ), Watchtower, NY (2.4 miles ), Crawford, NY (2.4 miles ), Bloomingburg, NY (2.6 miles ), Wawarsing, NY (2.6 miles ), Mamakating, NY (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 74.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

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

6.1%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (24%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Walker Valley, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Walker Valley-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/14/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Walker Valley place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/26/1986, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walker Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 199.5 miles away from Walker Valley center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 190.9 miles away from Walker Valley 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 311.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ulster County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walker Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Walker Valley:

  • MONTGOMERY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MONTGOMERY, NY)
  • UCPA OF ULSTER COUNTY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NEW PALTZ, NY)
  • FMS-MIDDLETOWN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • ST TERESA'S NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • PARK MANOR REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • MIDDLETOWN PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MIDDLETOWN, NY)
  • CAMPBELL HALL REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAMPBELL HALL, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walker Valley:

  • Orange County Community College (about 15 miles; Middletown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,742)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 17 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 20 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • Mount Saint Mary College (about 21 miles; Newburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Marist College (about 24 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 24 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 3,869)
  • Dutchess Community College (about 25 miles; Poughkeepsie, NY; FT enrollment: 6,554)

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Notable location: Walker Valley Fire Company House (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ulster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00674
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.2%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.4%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Walker Valley compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Other fuel (10%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walker Valley CDP (based on Ulster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.63%
Here: 50.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.1%6.8%6.7%6.6%3.6%
Congregations14.6%17.2%19.1%4.5%5.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Free Church of America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%0.6%0.6%0.5%3.6%
Congregations5.7%2.5%1.3%1.9%27.4%
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: 45
Ulster County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Ulster County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Ulster County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 229
Here:

12.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ulster County:

26.7%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

15.6%

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
New York average:

5.06%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dutchess County, NY  0.74% ($41,311 average AGI)
from Orange County, NY  0.71% ($39,147)
from Kings County, NY  0.22% ($55,270)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dutchess County, NY  0.70% ($44,204 average AGI)
to Orange County, NY  0.66% ($36,840)
to Greene County, NY  0.17% ($32,432)

Strongest AM radio stations in Walker Valley:

  • WELV (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNY (1220 AM; 10 kW; NEWBURGH, NY; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walker Valley:

  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCZX (97.7 FM; HYDE PARK, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBWZ (93.3 FM; NEW PALTZ, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRWD-FM (107.3 FM; HIGHLAND, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRRB (96.9 FM; ARLINGTON, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSPK (104.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLJP (89.3 FM; MONROE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • W292CM (106.3 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: JOHN KATONAH)
  • WSUL (98.3 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: REYNOLDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WRNQ (92.1 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRRV (92.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Walker Valley:

  • WTBY (Channel 54; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W30AZ (Channel 30; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • WRNN-TV (Channel 62; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB2LIL, Licensee ID: L00722889
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 10/26/2013
    Registrant: Julia B Mc Govern, Box 202, Walker Valley, NY 12588

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$198,5001$270,6804$206,9230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$131,2802$305,1101$17,330
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$314,4600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9544.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$200,6901$147,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9544.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Walker Valley

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