Walkerton, Indiana

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Walkerton is a town in Lincoln Township, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,274 at the 2000 census. It is part of the South BendMishawaka, IN-MI, Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Walkerton is located at 41°27′50″N 86°29′4″W / 41.46389°N 86.48444°W / 41.46389; -86.48444 (41.463863, -86.484320)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²)[3], all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,274 people, 810 households, and 562 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,310.6 people per square mile (504.6/km²). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 495.7/sq mi (190.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.24% White, 0.48% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 3.65% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.85% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

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