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Walkerton is a town in Saint Joseph County, in the South Bend-Mishawaka metro area.
The community was named for John Walker, railroad promoter
The latitude of Walkerton is 41.466N. The longitude is -86.483W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,205.
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28% of Walkerton residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walkerton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walkerton was $15,122, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Walkerton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Walkerton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Walkerton include Fish Lake Branch Library, Koontz Lake Library, Walkerton-Lincoln Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walkerton political report.
The average commute time for Walkerton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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