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Location of Walker, Minnesota

Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 1,069 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cass County6. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias MN county maps by Catbar. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Minnesota Highway 34, Minnesota Highway 200, and Minnesota Highway 371 are three of the main arterial routes in the city. Minnesota State Highway 34 is a highway which runs from Minnesota State Highway 9 in Barnesville, Minnesota to Minnesota State Highway 371 in Walker, Minnesota. ... Minnesota State Highway 200 is a highway in northern Minnesota. ... Minnesota State Highway 371 is a 110-mile long highway connecting Minnesotas northern lakes with the Twin Cities. ...

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Geography

Located on the southwest corner of Leech Lake. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²), all land. Leech Lake is a lake located in north central Minnesota, United States. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Walker, 1901
Walker, 1901

Patrick McGarry founded Walker in 1896, following the arrival of railroad to the area. The settlement was strategically named after logging giant Thomas B. Walker, in hopes of luring construction of a sawmill. Thomas B. Walker instead chose to found and set up operations nearby in Akeley, Minnesota, out of a moral objection to bars and brothels. Walker nonetheless developed under the business of four other logging companies and a stimulated tourism industry. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Akeley is a city located in Hubbard County, Minnesota. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,069 people, 449 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 282.7/km² (734.3/mi²). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 136.7/km² (355.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.59% White, 0.09% African American, 8.98% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 449 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.86. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $31,324 versus $25,435 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,079. About 8.0% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

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Coordinates: 47°06′05″N, 94°35′14″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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