Walker, Iowa

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Walker, Iowa
City
Location of Walker, Iowa
Location of Walker, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°17′14″N 91°46′53″W / 42.28722°N 91.78139°W / 42.28722; -91.78139Coordinates: 42°17′14″N 91°46′53″W / 42.28722°N 91.78139°W / 42.28722; -91.78139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area[1]
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 791
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 797
 • Density 1,040.8/sq mi (401.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52352
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-81885
GNIS feature ID 0462608

Walker is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 791 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Walker began as an outgrowth of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway. It was named in honor of W. W. Walker, chief engineer of the railroad.[4]

Geography[edit]

Walker is located at 42°17′14″N 91°46′53″W / 42.28722°N 91.78139°W / 42.28722; -91.78139 (42.287342, -91.781400).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), of which, 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 505 —    
1910 517 +2.4%
1920 464 −10.3%
1930 456 −1.7%
1940 462 +1.3%
1950 549 +18.8%
1960 584 +6.4%
1970 622 +6.5%
1980 733 +17.8%
1990 673 −8.2%
2000 750 +11.4%
2010 791 +5.5%
2014 792 +0.1%
2015 792 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 791 people, 289 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.8 inhabitants per square mile (401.9/km2). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 406.6 per square mile (157.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 289 households of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the city was 34 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 750 people, 273 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,066.1 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 286 housing units at an average density of 406.6 per square mile (157.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.27% African American, 0.53% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races.

There were 273 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.23.

30.7% were under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,438, and the median income for a family was $50,556. Males had a median income of $34,271 versus $23,618 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,258. About 4.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Just north of Walker is Cono Christian School, an international boarding school, founded by Max Belz in 1948.

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