Parker, CO
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Living in Parker


Parker is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 54,202 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Parker is the 19th largest community in Colorado.

Parker home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Parker real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Parker is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Parker workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Parker is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.00% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Parker is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Parker a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Parker has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Parker’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parker. 53.56% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Parker in 2010 was $40,835, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,340 for a family of four.

Parker is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Parker include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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