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Walker is a township in Centre County, in the State College metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Walker. For links to other places called Walker, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Walker is 40.916N. The longitude is -77.666W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,299.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Walker demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre 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 16856 ZIP code.
38% of Walker residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $19,130, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Walker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Walker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $971.
Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walker political report.
The average commute time for Walker workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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