Parker is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 4,247 people and just one neighborhood, Parker is the 427th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Parker, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Parker, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Parker’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Parker does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $151,420.
Real Estate Prices
Parker real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Parker house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Parker is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parker is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in management occupations (26.35%), office and administrative support (9.15%) and business and financial occupations (9.09%).
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 10.92% 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.
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.
One downside of living in Parker, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.64 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Parker is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.