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Parker, ID

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Overview


Parker is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 301 people and just one neighborhood, Parker is the 128th largest community in Idaho. Parker has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Parker is a blue-collar town, with 55.67% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Parker is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in management occupations (9.62%), office and administrative support (7.56%), and maintenance occupations (5.50%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Parker is worth considering.

One downside of living in Parker, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.75 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Parker does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Parker with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.46% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Parker in 2022 was $26,262, which is middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,048 for a family of four. However, Parker contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Parker include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 42.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

Of particular note, 7.8% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

In addition, the neighborhood stands out within Idaho for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 9.2% of college-friendly places to live in ID.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 5.9% have Danish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Parker are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 40.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.0%), and 8.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (11.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Parker, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (33.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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