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Walker, MI

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About Walker, MI

Walker, MI is located in Kent County in the state of Michigan.

The total City Population for Walker is about 25,149 with about 392 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $213,281, which is roughly 34% higher than the Average Home Value of $141,234 for the state of Michigan, and roughly 12% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $65,916, which is roughly 16% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $55,265 for the state of Michigan, and roughly 13% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Walker Population 25,149
Average Home Value $213,281
Median Household Income $65,916
Median Age 37.8
Unemployment Rate 3.7%
Politics 52.05% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.44
Male Population Estimate: 48.1%
Female Population Estimate: 51.9%
Median Age: 37.8
Male Median Age: 33.9
Female Median Age: 35.8

Racial Demographic Estimates



Kent County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Debbie Stabenow
U.S. Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
Gary Peters
U.S. Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
Gretchen Whitmer
State governor
Gretchen Whitmer
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 52.05%
Republican: 45.91%
Libertarian: 1.52%
Green: 0.27%
Other: 0.26%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Walker specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Kent County: About 3.20797 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Kent County: About 372.743 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Kent County is about 19% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 23% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Walker is about 3.7%.

Michigan is ranked #29 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.48 out of 100.

29th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 44.13

The average living wage for the state of Michigan is $29.66/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.65/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Michigan a minimum wage score of 55.51 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.67/hr, which gives Michigan a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 20.12 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Michigan is $217.74, resulting in a UI benefit score of 58.18 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Michigan does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Michigan does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Michigan does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Michigan does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Michigan does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Michigan does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Michigan does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Michigan does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Michigan does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Michigan does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Michigan does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Michigan does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Michigan does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Michigan does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Michigan does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Michigan does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Michigan does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Michigan does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Michigan does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Michigan does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 49534, 49544 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 42.985300
Longitude: -85.744600
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 737.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 616

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