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Kent County, Michigan


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Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Walker is approximately 21,842 (2000), 23537 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,201 (2000), 9684 (2010).
The amount of land area in Walker is 65.153 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Walker is 26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.717 sq kilometers.
The distance from Walker to Washington DC is 555 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Walker is positioned 42.98 degrees north of the equator and 85.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.


northwest of Grand Rapids in western Michigan.
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rolling farm land. The Grand River is on the eastern border
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History & History Related Items

The township of Walker became official on 30 December 1837, but settlers had actually come earlier that same year. The first settlers were Samuel and Lydia White who came from Canada. The town became a city when it was incorporated on 8 November 1962.

The actual naming of Walker is not truly known though it is believed the town was named for Charles I. Walker who was active in the early settlements on both sides of the river. No one is entirely sure because most records were destroyed when a fire roared through in the mid-1800's.

Here is a history page for Walker.
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Today, a growing City of Walker has a population of approximately 22,000 people covering 26 square miles of superior commercial, residential, and agricultural space in which to grow
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Walker City Government

City of Walker
4243 Remembrance Rd. NW
Walker, MI 49544-1181
Phone: 616-453-6311

Walker has a Mayor/Commission form of government.

Walker Libraries

Kent District Library - Walker Branch
4293 Remembrance NW
Walker, MI
Phone: (616) 647-3976

Walker Schools

This page lists Schools in the area. Walker


The population of Walker was:
1970 - 11,492
1980 - 15,088
1990 - 17,279
2000 - 21,842
2010 - 26,320 (projection)

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