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Walker Lake, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Walker Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Walker Lake is located at latitude 38.6467 and longitude -118.7572 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Walker Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mineral County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,071 feet.

The Walker Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583963) 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 ""

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Walker Lake Census Designated Place is located within Hawthorne Division of Mineral County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walker Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Walker Lake, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 262
Daytime Population: Workers 111
Daytime Population: Residents 163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 274
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 262
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 192
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $39,195
Average Household Income $55,934
Per Capita Income $26,551


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $98,611
Average Home Value $139,851


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.67% -0.93%
Households -0.68% -0.88%
Families 0.0% -1.08%
Median Household Income   5.81%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Walker Lake, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walker Lake to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 96 28th
Population Density # 62 53rd
Diversity Index # 36 73rd
Median Household Income # 104 21st
Per Capita Income # 63 53rd

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