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The Walker Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 893 as of July 1, 2016. Walker Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walker Valley is located at latitude 41.6436 and longitude -74.3806 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the Walker Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Walker Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390446) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Walker Valley Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shawangunk, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walker Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Walker Valley: Jamesburg.

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Walker Valley, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 893
Population in Households 890
Population in Familes 759
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 421
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 311
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $267,969
Average Home Value $283,142


Median Household Income $76,853
Average Household Income $93,720
Per Capita Income $33,825
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.55%
Households 0.74% 0.57%
Families 0.71% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Walker Valley, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker Valley to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 860 28th
Population Density1 # 997 17th
Diversity Index2 # 512 57th
Median Household Income # 389 68th
Per Capita Income # 482 60th

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