Walker, Louisiana Population 2020

6,048

Walker is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 6,048, it is the 54th largest city in Louisiana and the 4264th largest city in the United States. Walker is currently declining at a rate of -1.85% annually and its population has decreased by -1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,138 in 2010. Walker reached it's highest population of 6,337 in 2016. Spanning over 7 miles, Walker has a population density of 918 people per square mile.

The average household income in Walker is $74,871 with a poverty rate of 12.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $746 per month, and the median house value is $161,700. The median age in Walker is 37.1 years, 30.9 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males.

Walker Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Walker was:

  • White: 86.75%
  • Black or African American: 11.33%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Two or more races: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Walker, Louisiana is 6,048, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,276.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,138.

Walker, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,42286.75%
Black or African American70811.33%
Asian631.01%
Some Other Race360.58%
Two or More Races210.34%

Walker Population Pyramid 2020

Walker Median Age

37.1


Total

30.9


Male

38


Female

Walker Adults

There are 4,614 adults, (993 of whom are seniors) in Walker.

Walker Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Walker Sex Ratio

Female

3,327

53.23%

Male

2,923

46.77%

Walker Households and Families

Walker Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Walker Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.2%8.8%
All73.5%26.5%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
Female39.1%60.9%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3682.6473.5
Married1,1003.4691.2
Non Family8501.2564.2
Female3713.3939.1
Male472.79100

3.26

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Walker Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2044.93%
9th to 12th Grade3949.52%
High School Graduate1,44534.90%
Some College1,01624.54%
Associates Degree3708.94%
Bachelors Degree48711.76%
Graduate Degree2245.41%

Walker Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5423,175671
Black44327219
Hispanic10040
Asian3434
Multiple Races212121
Other Race1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,274$54,474$31,709
Less Than High School$17,270$33,365$14,458
High School Grad$41,899$56,328$
Some College$39,471$47,150$30,497
Bachelors Degree$53,430$105,227$49,306
Graduate Degree$76,250$98,603$66,058

$41,274

Average Earnings

$54,474

Average Male

$31,709

Average Female

Walker Language

Walker Language by Age

Walker Language

92.97% of Walker residents speak only English, while 7.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.75% of the population.

Walker Poverty

Walker Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black70839956.36%
White5,1013346.55%
Hispanic3573610.08%
Other3636100.00%
Asian632946.03%

12.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.80%

Male Poverty Rate

17.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Walker

The race most likely to be in poverty in Walker is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Walker is White, with 6.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.83%.

Name Poverty
High School14.95%
Less Than High School11.37%
Some College9.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.95%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.86%
Male Unemployed50.00%
Male Employed3.80%
Female Employed1.30%

Walker Income

Walker Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,464$74,871
Families$73,611$84,892
Married Families$107,115-
Non Families$31,775$50,763

Walker Marital Status

Walker Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Walker Married by Age and Sex

Walker Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Walker Marital Status by Race

Walker Veterans

409

Number of Veterans

379

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War139
Second Gulf War128
Vietnam56
World War II19
Korea18

$Walker Veterans by Education

5.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Walker Employment Status

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Walker Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.48%

Born in Louisiana

95.18%

Native Born

4.82%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.18% of Walker residents were born in the United States, with 74.48% having been born in Louisiana. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,048-114-1.85%
20196,162-114-1.82%
20186,276530.85%
20176,223-114-1.80%
20166,337891.42%
20156,248701.13%
20146,178540.88%
20136,12490.15%
20126,115-3-0.05%
20116,11810.02%
20106,1171,3162.45%
20004,8011,0742.56%
19903,7277702.34%
19802,9570.00%