Pedestrian is a city in Livingston Church, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census the populace was placed at 6,138 (up 28% over the past decade), making Pedestrian and also Denham Springs the only parish districts identified as cities.
The location now referred to as Pedestrian was founded by Michael Joseph Milton, Jr. (1795-1863) and “several servants” in 1825. Michael Milton wed in 1832 in Livingston Parish. He as well as his wife, Martha Clark Milton (1803-1878) created 343 acres from a Land Grant for his service in the Battle of 1812. The Milton family was an introducing family from North Carolina who resolved a location in Alabama, before establishing the brand-new neighborhood in the piney timbers east of the Amite River and Denham Springs. In this feeling, Pedestrian, Louisiana, by virtue of its facility, traces its origins to the beginning of the nation in Jamestown, Virginia. The Federal federal government identified the development of the negotiation and also opened up a post office as Milton Old Area in 1856. Michael Milton was appointed as postmaster in 1858. In 1890, the post office was renamed after Dr. William Elliott Walker, M.D., a legislator from close-by Springfield, that had likewise worked as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate States of America.
Pedestrian ended up being a city in 2011, by announcement of Louisiana Guv Bobby Jindal.
Walker lies at 30 ° 29 ′ 22 ″ N 90 ° 51 ′ 46 ″ W(30.489423, -90.862872). According to the USA Demographics Bureau, the city has a complete area of 5.8 square miles (14.9 km2), all land.
The city is located approximately 20 miles east of Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Capitol.
Walker, LA belongs to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the 2010 census, there were 6,138 individuals, 2,297 families, and 1,693 family members living in the city. The racial make-up of the town was 85.2% White, 10.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.07% Oriental, 1.6% from various other races, and 1.4% from 2 or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the populace.
As of the census of 2000, the population density was 834.8 individuals per square mile (322.4/ km2). There were 1,905 real estate units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile (127.9/ km2).
There were 1,758 houses, out of which 39.6% had kids under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a women owner with no husband present, and also 24.9% were non-families. 21.3% of all families were made up of people, and 8.5% had somebody living alone who was 65 years old or older. The typical house size was 2.73 as well as the typical family size was 3.18.
In the town the population was spread out, with 29.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 32 years. For each 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every single 100 women age 18 and also over, there were 91.6 men.
The typical income for a household in the town was $38,298, as well as the average revenue for a family members was $43,750. Men had a mean income of $32,907 versus $21,775 for females. The per capita income for the community was $16,056. Regarding 5.9% of households as well as 9.6% of the populace were below the poverty line, consisting of 5.8% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.