Parker, CO
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Parker is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 49,550 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Parker is the 19th largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Parker are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Parker is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parker is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in management occupations (16.94%), office and administrative support (13.96%), and sales jobs (12.08%).

Also of interest is that Parker has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Parker telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Parker really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Parker perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parker. 51.64% 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 $36,763, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,052 for a family of four.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

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