Parker, AZ


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Parker is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 3,046 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Parker is the 96th largest community in Arizona.

Parker is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parker is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in office and administrative support (23.38%), management occupations (9.75%), and teaching (7.22%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Parker has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Parker has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Parker than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Parker may be for you.

One of the benefits of Parker is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The rate of college-level education in Parker is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.92% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Parker in 2010 was $20,275, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,100 for a family of four. However, Parker contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Parker is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Parker home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parker residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Parker also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parker include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Parker is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.

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