Walker, Minnesota

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Walker, Minnesota

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High Points

Walker strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Walker Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Walker Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Walker College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Walker Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Walker, Minnesota

Comparing Walker to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Public Transportation Use 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 4

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Walker Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 105 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 159 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 56484
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.101
Longitude -94.586

Walker Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 53 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 16 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.4 inches
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Walker Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,069 100%
Male 513 48%
Female 556 52%
Under 18 241 22.5%
18+ 828 77.5%
65+ 263 24.6%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.86
White 947 88.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 96 9%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 19 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1%

Estimated Walker Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,170
Growth 101
Growth % 9.4%

Walker Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.9%
Norwegian 22.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
Swedish 7.1%
English 6.3%
Irish 6%
US/American 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Polish 2.4%
Czech 2.2%
French Canadian 2.1%
Scandinavian 2%
Finnish 2%
Italian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Serbian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Walker, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Leech Lake (56484)
Onigum (56484)
Shingobee (56484)
Turtle Lake (56484)
Whipholt (56484)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Walker 1,069 $44,063
Akeley 412 $33,611
Cass Lake 860 $23,977
Hackensack 285 $31,094
Laporte 145 $35,500
Longville 180 $39,583
Nevis 364 $35,938
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Walker High Schools (2004)

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BOX 4000
Serves 319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

BOX 4000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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