Walker is located directly west of Downtown Grand Rapids and is home to the Meijer Corporation.  Walker border the Grand River and is located between Grand Rapids and Allendale, home of Grand Valley State University.


As of the census of 2000, there were 21,842 people, 8,805 households, and 5,379 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 868.3 per square mile (335.2/km²). There were 9,201 housing units at an average density of 365.8/sq mi (141.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.51% White, 1.47% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanicor Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population.

There were 8,805 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,818, and the median income for a family was $58,912. Males had a median income of $37,438 versus $28,372 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,198. About 3.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

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