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Walker is on Leech Lake, the 3rd largest in MN.
Walker is on Leech Lake, the 3rd largest in MN.
Date taken: June 2007
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Walker is a city in Cass County, in the Brainerd metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Thomas Barlow Walker, landowner.

The latitude of Walker is 47.101N. The longitude is -94.586W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,316 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,125.


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Median household income
Local
$33,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Walker demographic reports
Walker is on Leech Lake.
The community was established in 1890s with the arrival of the railroad.
Local festivals include:
  • Eelpout Festival - Feb. 16-18, 2007
  • Ethnic Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
  • Moondance Jammin Country Fest - June-28-30, 2007
  • Moondance Jam - July 11-14, 2007
  • Bay Days - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Walker web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chippewa National Forest
Walker attractions: Northern Lights Casino
Historic sites and museums: Cass County Museum
Quotes:
When you close your eyes and try to imagine small town America, a place like Walker shimmers into view.
-- Mississippi Solo: A Memoir
Eddy L. Harris

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Walker demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56484 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Walker residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walker ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walker was $17,079, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Walker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Walker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries in Walker include Walker Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Walker include Walker Pilot-Independent

TV stations in Walker include KCCW.

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Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walker political report.

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The average commute time for Walker workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Walker include Country Inn & Suites, Northern Lights Casino & Hotel.

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“ When you close your eyes and try to imagine small town America, a place like Walker shimmers into view. ”
~ Mississippi Solo: A Memoir
Eddy L. Harris

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