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Population in 2012: 2,247 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 

Males: 1,061  (47.3%)
Females: 1,186  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  37.2 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46574.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,409 (it was $36,481 in 2000)
Walkerton:

$43,409
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,897

Walkerton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,205 (it was $76,900 in 2000)
Walkerton:

$96,205
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,867; Detached houses: $105,865; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,011

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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Walkerton races chart
  • White alone - 1,989 (92.8%)
  • Hispanic - 108 (5.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Walkerton: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Irish (10.3%), United States (7.3%), Polish (5.6%), English (5.3%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 707 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,295 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Walkerton:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Walkerton town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

34 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Walkerton, Indiana as of October 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Walkerton to the number of sex offenders is 150 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,017 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (0.9%)

Walkerton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (18.7 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (67.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Koontz Lake, IN (1.9 miles ), North Liberty, IN (2.4 miles ), Hamlet, IN (2.8 miles ), Fish Lake, IN (2.8 miles ), La Paz, IN (3.0 miles ), Kingsford Heights, IN (3.3 miles ), Lakeville, IN (3.4 miles ), Kingsbury, IN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.46 N, Longitude: 86.48 W

Area code: 574

Walkerton household income distribution Walkerton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Walkerton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100000000
per 100,000 43.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 201000010
per 100,000 86.80.045.00.00.00.00.046.40.0
Robberies 120110010
per 100,000 43.489.10.045.746.10.00.046.40.0
Assaults 291399174210
per 100,000 1259.2579.1405.4411.7783.4184.892.046.40.0
Burglaries 2513112017249106
per 100,000 1085.5579.1495.5914.9783.41109.1413.8464.0279.2
Thefts 974515434746182315
per 100,000 4211.92004.5675.71967.12165.92125.7827.61067.3698.0
Auto thefts 858735351
per 100,000 347.4222.7360.4320.2138.2231.1137.9232.046.5
Arson 100001111
per 100,000 43.40.00.00.00.046.246.046.446.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.3) 721.8292.6216.1275.2336.2227.095.2160.453.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Indiana average:

1.96

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +223 (+10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Walkerton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Walkerton town center killed 36 people and injured 321 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 21.8 miles away from the town center killed 31 people and injured 252 people.

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Birthplace of: Harold Urey - Nobel laureate, Chad Blount - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 4, 1979), Walter LaFeber - Historian.


Hospital/medical center in Walkerton:

  • MILLER'S MERRY MANOR (Nursing Home, 500 WALKERTON TR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Walkerton:

  • FMC - NEPHROLOGY - MARSHALL COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; PLYMOUTH, IN)
  • CATHERINE KASPER HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DONALDSON, IN)
  • KOALA HOSPITAL AND COUNSELING CTRS PLYMO (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; PLYMOUTH, IN)

Political contributions by individuals in Walkerton, IN

Airports located in Walkerton:


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Amtrak station near Walkerton:

  • 18 miles: SOUTH BEND (2702 W. WASHINGTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: WWW.WALKERTON.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walkerton:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 19 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,931)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 20 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 21 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 24 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • Valparaiso University (about 29 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • Andrews University (about 36 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 2,408)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest (about 44 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,581)

Public high school in Walkerton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Walkerton:

Private elementary/middle school in Walkerton:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 811 TYLER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Walkerton

Library in Walkerton:

  • WALKERTON-LINCOLN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $52,173; Location: 300 MICHIGAN STREET; 18,063 books; 491 audio materials; 423 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

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

Hotel: Bel-Air Motel (19893 West USHighway 6).

 
St. Joseph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 39.6. This is worse than average.
City:

39.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 20.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

25.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Walkerton and their reported violations in the past:

ST. JOHN KANTY PARISH HALL (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WHISPERING PINES GOLF COURSE (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WALKERTON DAIRY QUEEN (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TYNER METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOLSTON RENTALS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
TYNER I.O.O.F. LODGE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 151, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 35.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 31.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.6%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Walkerton, IN

82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
108 people in nursing homes in 2000

Walkerton compared to Indiana state average:

Walkerton, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Walkerton (2011 data):

  • 1st Source Bank: Walkerton Branch at 411 Illinois Street, branch established on 1932/07/01. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Walkerton travel time to work - commute


Walkerton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Walkerton town (based on St. Joseph County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.74%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents54.4%8.8%3.7%2.6%2.5%
Congregations13.7%14.2%3.7%3.7%3.7%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchMissionary Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.7%1.7%20.5%
Congregations3.7%2.7%5.9%0.5%48.4%
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: 37
St. Joseph County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
St. Joseph County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 207
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
St. Joseph County:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Joseph County:

29.5%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

14.3%

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
Financial Administration 3$7,543$30,1720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,109
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,130
Police Protection - Officers 7$22,277$38,1890$0
Police - Other 5$12,454$29,8903$1,176
Sewerage 3$11,380$45,5200$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,561$27,3661$567
Electric Power 5$19,592$47,0210$0
Totals for Government 25$77,807$37,34711$4,982

Walkerton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $603,000 ($268.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,251,000 ($1001.78)
    General - Other: $934,000 ($415.67)
    Police Protection: $430,000 ($191.37)
    Sewerage: $275,000 ($122.39)
    Central Staff Services: $123,000 ($54.74)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($46.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($33.82)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($32.93)
    Health Services - Other: $68,000 ($30.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $62,000 ($27.59)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($6.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($26.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $104,000 ($46.28)
    General - Other: $84,000 ($37.38)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($13.35)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($4.90)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($4.45)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $737,000 ($327.99)

Walkerton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $372,000 ($165.55)
    All Other: $103,000 ($45.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($29.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($23.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($11.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $97,000 ($43.17)
    Interest Earnings: $91,000 ($40.50)
    Rents: $7,000 ($3.12)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,066,000 ($1364.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $123,000 ($54.74)
    General Support: $122,000 ($54.29)
    Highways: $87,000 ($38.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Tax - Property: $663,000 ($295.06)
    Individual Income: $76,000 ($33.82)
    NEC: $9,000 ($4.01)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($3.12)

Walkerton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,096,000 ($487.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,056,000 ($469.96)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($17.80)

Walkerton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($28.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,490,000 ($1108.14)

5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Indiana average:

6.54%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($431 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

0.26%
Indiana average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Elkhart County, IN  0.82% ($37,356 average AGI)
from Berrien County, MI  0.35% ($31,690)
from Marshall County, IN  0.22% ($32,320)


5.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Indiana average:

6.56%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
St. Joseph County:

0.08%
Indiana average:

0.03%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Elkhart County, IN  0.78% ($38,696 average AGI)
to Berrien County, MI  0.29% ($33,965)
to Marion County, IN  0.25% ($26,093)

Strongest AM radio stations in Walkerton:

  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVI (1520 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAEE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNDZ (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PORTAGE, IN; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walkerton:

  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W300AL (107.9 FM; MISHAWAKA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WVPE (88.1 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORP.)
  • WKVI-FM (99.3 FM; KNOX, IN; Owner: KANKAKEE VALLEY B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • W217AT (91.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WHLP (89.9 FM; HANNA, IN; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSND-FM (88.9 FM; NOTRE DAME, IN; Owner: VOICE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, INC.)
  • WWLV (102.3 FM; NEW CARLISLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WETL (91.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WHME (103.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBEW (89.5 FM; CHESTERTON, IN; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WLJE (105.5 FM; VALPARAISO, IN; Owner: PORTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W241AD (96.1 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WFRN-FM (104.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WZOW (97.7 FM; GOSHEN, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Walkerton:

  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Walkerton, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

Walkerton fatal accident list:

Mar 20, 2008 11:13 PM, Walnut, Riley, Lat: 41.505686, Lon: -86.476392, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 17, 1988 02:55 PM, 6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 14, 1985 12:59 AM, Adams St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $668,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,822
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,039
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 20,299

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Walkerton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 504 Ohio St (Lat: 41.466167 Lon: -86.485833), Call Sign: WXL612
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023
    Registrant: City Of Walkerton, 510 Roosevelt, Walkerton, IN 46504, Phone: (574) 586-3511, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • SITE 7, La Porte County (Lat: 41.480444 Lon: -86.534417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQOI732
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/11/2011, Expiration Date: 10/11/2021, Certifier: Nelson Santos
    Registrant: 948 Springer Drive, 948 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 652-3803, Email:
  • NORTH LIBERTY ES, 400 School Drive (Lat: 41.468056 Lon: -86.488028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 31 m, Call Sign: WQPB412, Licensee ID: L01692566
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Andrew Stegemiller
    Registrant: John Glenn School District, 101 John Glenn Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574, Phone: (574) 586-3129, Fax: (574) 586-2660, Email:
  • CH03HO093, 20299 Us 6 (Lat: 41.451944 Lon: -86.451556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQQB991
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2012, Expiration Date: 10/22/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, 700 Ft Ese Of Int Us Rt 6 And Teegarden Rd (Lat: 41.463361 Lon: -86.476944), Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WIA694
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/15/2021
    Registrant: Northern Indiana Public Service Company, 1460 E 15th Avenue, Gary, IN 46402, Phone: (219) 886-5820, Fax: (219) 886-5872, Email:
  • TEEGARDEN, Within City (Lat: 41.464194 Lon: -86.378889), Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WLL646
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2004, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr.
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walkerton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Walkerton)


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$66,1801$59,4806$89,2851$23,940
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$73,6400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$137,2600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$65,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 79
  • Hazardous Condition: 40
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Walkerton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walkerton, IN
Businesses in Walkerton, IN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Subway1
Dairy Queen1

Walkerton on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dirk Pletcher (12)
  • Dirk L. Pletcher (1)
  • Brandon Hostetler (1)
  • Kenneth Stelmaszek (1)
  • Bryan Scott Berkebile (1)

Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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