Demographics

Walkerton covers two square miles in Saint Joseph County, which is 461 square miles in size. It is part of the South Bend Metropolitan Statistical Area. All the communities of northern Indiana are well-served by a modern network of roads, rail and air transportation. Over half of the population of the United States and Canada is within a day’s drive.Walkerton is 18 miles from interstate highway access to I-80/90. In addition, easy access is available to US and Indiana Highways US6, SR23, and SR104. Rail service is provided to Walkerton by CSX, Norfolk-Southern. The South Bend Regional Airport serves Walkerton as the nearest major regional airport with scheduled flights and charter service. It is located 20 miles from Walkerton.Walkerton enjoys four distinct seasons. It is coolest in January with an average temperature of 23ºF and warmest in July with an average temperature of 73ºF. If you like experiencing the variety of activities all four seasons offer, we think you will enjoy our northern Indiana weather.

Census

Census year Walkerton St.Joseph Co.
1970 2,006 244,827
1980 2,051 241,617
1990 2,061 247,052
2000 2,274

Population Projections-Source: Michiana Area Council of Governments(MACOG)

Walkerton Pop.  St.Joseph Co.
Year Population % Change MACOG Projections
1940 1,078 161,823
1950 2,102 9.5% 205,058
1960 2,044 -2.7% 238,614
1970 2,006 -1.8% 245,045
1980 2,051 2.2% 241,617
1990 2,061 0.5% 247,052
1995 2,278 257,740 (1996)
2000 2,274 254,500
2010 3,074 258,300
2020 3,755
2030 256,900

 

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