Walkertown, situated in Forsyth County, is a small town made up of 6.61 square miles.
November 14, 2017
The town is named after one of its earliest residents from the 1700s.
The median resident age in Walkertown is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $39,000 making it about $9,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Walkertown is about $126,000 (2015) which is $34,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Walkertown is 75% White, 17% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 7% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 15% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.
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Walkerton belongs to Forsyth County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Forsyth County has a population of 365,000 and its largest city Winston-Salem, with a population of 241,000, is the county seat.
Some of Forsyth County is a part of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The county is the fourth largest county in North Carolina. The county was founded in 1849.
Forsyth County borders Surry, Yadkin, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties.
Forsyth County is made up of 413 square miles. 408 of which is land with the remaining 5 as water.
The population of Walkertown, NC is about 4,700. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Walkertown, NC is 1,004 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Walkertown, NC is 27051.
The area code for Walkertown, NC is 336.
Historically speaking Walkertown and Forsyth County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though the town has recently voted Democrat in the 2008 and 2012 elections.
As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 50% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Walkertown is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Production, construction, and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.