Parkville, MO
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Parkville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,296 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Parkville is the 123rd largest community in Missouri.

Parkville real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Parkville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Parkville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parkville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkville who work in management occupations (13.79%), office and administrative support (13.14%), and sales jobs (12.06%).

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

Parkville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Parkville enrolled in college, Parkville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Parkville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Parkville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

If knowledge is power, Parkville is a pretty powerful place. 60.67% of the adults in Parkville 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 Parkville in 2010 was $57,568, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,272 for a family of four. However, Parkville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Parkville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parkville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Parkville include English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Parkville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Serbo-Croatian.