Parker is a medium-sized town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 57,706 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Parker is the 19th largest community in Colorado. Parker has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Parker, where the median household income is $110,934.00.
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 89.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parker is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parker who work in management occupations (15.87%), sales jobs (12.13%), and office and administrative support (11.99%).
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: 9.81% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Parker a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Parker has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Parker’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parker. 53.20% 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 2018 was $44,527, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,108 for a family of four.
Parker is a very 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. Parker also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parker include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Parker is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.