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The City of Walker had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2016. Walker ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walker is located at latitude 37.8989 and longitude -94.2311 in Vernon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walker (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vernon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Walker (GNIS ID: 2397176) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Walker is located within Township of Walker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vernon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Walker, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 279
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 234
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 897
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $87,037
Average Home Value $143,889


Median Household Income $29,746
Average Household Income $45,094
Per Capita Income $16,625
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.5%
Households 0.28% 0.35%
Families 2.27% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Walker, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 654 37th
Population Density1 # 451 56th
Diversity Index2 # 823 21st
Median Household Income # 914 12th
Per Capita Income # 909 12th

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