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Walker is a city in Kent County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Walker. For links to other places called Walker, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Walker is 43.001N. The longitude is -85.768W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 745 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,208.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Walker demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Grand Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49504 ZIP code.
19% of Walker residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walker ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walker was $21,198, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Walker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $948.
Libraries in Walker include Walker Branch Library ... View libraries
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walker political report.
The average commute time for Walker workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Walker between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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