Walker, Missouri

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Walker, Missouri
City
Location of Walker, Missouri
Location of Walker, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°53′56″N 94°13′47″W / 37.89889°N 94.22972°W / 37.89889; -94.22972Coordinates: 37°53′56″N 94°13′47″W / 37.89889°N 94.22972°W / 37.89889; -94.22972
Country United States
State Missouri
County Vernon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 270
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 267
 • Density 870/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64790
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-76660[4]
GNIS feature ID 0728253[5]

Walker is a city in Vernon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 270 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Walker had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The town site was platted in 1870.[7] The city was named for Hiram F. Walker, an early resident.[8] A post office has been in operation at Walker since 1871.[9] The city was incorporated in 1886.[7]

Geography[edit]

Walker is located at 37°53′56″N 94°13′47″W / 37.89889°N 94.22972°W / 37.89889; -94.22972 (37.898917, -94.229601).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 200
1890 594 197.0%
1900 479 −19.4%
1910 354 −26.1%
1920 309 −12.7%
1930 258 −16.5%
1940 265 2.7%
1950 204 −23.0%
1960 235 15.2%
1970 227 −3.4%
1980 325 43.2%
1990 283 −12.9%
2000 275 −2.8%
2010 270 −1.8%
Est. 2016 267 [3] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 270 people, 113 households, and 73 families residing in the city. The population density was 871.0 inhabitants per square mile (336.3/km2). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 393.5 per square mile (151.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 113 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 275 people, 110 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 883.7 people per square mile (342.5/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 401.7 per square mile (155.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.73% White, 0.36% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.36% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 110 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,542, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,949. About 13.8% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.7% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Vernon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Area towns approaching 100". The Nevada Daily Mail. Aug 14, 1970. p. 10. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 369. 
  9. ^ "Vernon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.