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Walker, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Walker is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Livingston Parish at latitude 30.4828 and longitude -90.8669. Livingston Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Walker, but most people and references simply refer to it as Walker, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Walker indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Walker (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walker: Melton Old Field, Milton Old Field.

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Walker, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,289
Population in Households 6,288
Population in Familes 5,314
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,009
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,387
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,742
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,734 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $210,206
Average Home Value $290,591


Median Household Income $52,926
Average Household Income $62,385
Per Capita Income $23,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.57% 1.23%
Households 0.91% 1.29%
Families 0.67% 1.11%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Walker, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 95 80th
Population Density1 # 148 69th
Diversity Index2 # 372 21st
Median Household Income # 67 86th
Per Capita Income # 125 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.