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Encyclopedia > Walkerton, Indiana

Walkerton is a town located in St. Joseph County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,274.


Walkerton is located at 41░27'50" North, 86░29'4" West (41.463863, -86.484320)[[rfdaadfadfsup>1]].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.5 km▓ (1.7 mi▓)1. 4.5 km▓ (1.7 mi▓) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,274 people, 810 households, and 562 families residing in the town. The population density is 504.6/km▓ (1,310.6/mi▓). There are 860 housing units at an average density of 190.8/km▓ (495.7/mi▓). The racial makeup of the town is 94.24% White, 0.48% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 5.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 810 households out of which 37.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% are married couples living together, 14.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% are non-families. 26.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,481, and the median income for a family is $42,407. Males have a median income of $31,895 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,122. 14.5% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.9% of those under the age of 18 and 14.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.463863&longitude=-86.48432&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.463863&lon=-86.48432&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-86.48432&lat=41.463863&w=750&h=500)

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Walkerton, Indiana (130 words)
Walkerton is a strong and diversified industrial center, offering over 1,000 industrial positions at 20 local industries.
With a service trade area extending well into the four adjoining counties, Walkerton has an active commercial base, with over 100 retail and service companies serving the local area.
Over 30 of those businesses are in downtown Walkerton, where you can visit our historic 19th century buildings in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.
Walkerton, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
Walkerton is located at 41┬░27'50" North, 86┬░29'4" West (41.463863, -86.484320)
Out of the total population, 19.9% of those under the age of 18 and 14.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Harold C. Urey (1893-1981), winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of deuterium, was born in Walkerton.
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