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Walker Lake, Nevada - Basic Facts

The Walker Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 267 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Walker Lake is located at latitude 38.6483 and longitude -118.7551 in Mineral County. The formal boundaries for the Walker Lake Census Designated Place 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.


Walker Lake, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 267 (100%)
Population in Households 267 (100.0%)
Population in Families 188 (70.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 196
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $27,975
Average Household Income $40,514
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $19,686
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (36.3%)
Median Home Value $75,962
Average Home Value $103,684
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.29% -0.45%
Households -0.13% -0.14%
Families 0.25% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


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, 2020 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 # 94 30th
Population Density # 58 56th
Median Household Income # 129 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 103 79th
Per Capita Income # 119 10th
Diversity Index # 42 69th

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