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Walker, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Walker had a population of 6,614 as of July 1, 2016. Walker ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walker is located at latitude 30.4828 and longitude -90.8669 in Livingston Parish. 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. Livingston Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Walker (GNIS ID: 2406820) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Walker is located within Parish Governing Authority District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Livingston Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walker population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Walker, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,614
Population in Households 6,613
Population in Familes 5,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 2,510
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,827
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,792 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 718 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $181,959
Average Home Value $182,677


Median Household Income $57,850
Average Household Income $71,424
Per Capita Income $26,894
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.35%
Households 1.35% 1.52%
Families 1.14% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 94 80th
Population Density1 # 149 69th
Diversity Index2 # 374 21st
Median Household Income # 49 90th
Per Capita Income # 76 84th

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