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.

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.

Parker is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parker is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in management occupations (16.87%), office and administrative support (12.88%), and sales jobs (11.34%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.83% 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 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.

If knowledge is power, Parker is a pretty powerful place. 53.07% of the adults in Parker have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Parker in 2010 was $38,256, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,024 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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