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Walker, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Walker had a population of 809 as of July 1, 2019. Walker ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walker is located at latitude 42.2867 and longitude -91.7807 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Walker encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Walker (GNIS ID: 2397175) 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 Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.


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Walker, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Walker, IA Housing Affordability Index is 215
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Walker, IA Wealth Index is 149
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 809
Population in Households 809
Population in Familes 692
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,069
Diversity Index1 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,377
Average Household Income $101,700
Per Capita Income $37,079
Wealth Index3 149

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (84.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $183,871
Housing Affordability Index2 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.27%
Households 0.22% 0.27%
Families 0.2% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Walker, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 359 65th
Population Density # 257 75th
Diversity Index # 741 27th
Median Household Income # 72 93rd
Per Capita Income # 142 86th

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