Parker City, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 1,392 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 598  (43.0%)
Females: 794  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  41.9 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 47368.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,959 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Parker City:

$40,959
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,290 (it was $16,552 in 2000)

Parker City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,976 (it was $55,700 in 2000)
Parker City:

$65,976
IN:

$122,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $498.

  • Races in Parker City, IN (2010)

    Parker City races chart
    • 1,38297.4%White alone
    • 191.3%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Black alone
    • 50.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.4%Hispanic

Races in Parker City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Parker City: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), United States (21.8%), Irish (15.7%), English (13.6%), Welsh (1.5%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1025 feet

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 2,403 people per square mile   (low).

Parker City,IN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Parker City:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parker City town:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 16.3%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Parker City, Indiana as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Parker City to the number of sex offenders is 350 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $577 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $499 (0.8%)

Parker City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Muncie, IN (9.8 miles , pop. 67,430).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (57.2 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (172.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Selma, IN (1.9 miles ), Farmland, IN (2.0 miles ), Albany, IN (2.8 miles ), Blountsville, IN (3.0 miles) , Muncie, IN (3.1 miles ), Modoc, IN (3.3 miles ), Redkey, IN (3.4 miles ), Losantville, IN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.19 N, Longitude: 85.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Parker City household income distribution Parker City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Parker City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Parker City, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Parker City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Parker City town center killed one person and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parker City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 187.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from Parker City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.8 miles away from Parker City center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parker City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Parker City:

  • PARKER HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (359 RANDOLPH ST)
  • PARKER HEALTH CARE, INC (RANDOLPH STREET, PO BOX 388)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Parker City:

  • CARDINAL SERVICE MGMT, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SELMA, IN)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)
  • WILLOWBEND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)
  • CARDINAL SERVICE MGMT, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)
  • COUNTRYSIDE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)
  • ROSEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)
  • CARE A LOT HOMECARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MUNCIE, IN)

Airports located in Parker City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker City:

  • Ball State University (about 11 miles; Muncie, IN; Full-time enrollment: 20,254)
  • Taylor University (about 25 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Anderson University (about 25 miles; Anderson, IN; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • Indiana University-East (about 28 miles; Richmond, IN; FT enrollment: 2,867)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 34 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 53 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Edison State Community College (about 53 miles; Piqua, OH; FT enrollment: 2,049)

Public high school in Parker City:

Public elementary/middle school in Parker City:

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Notable location: Parker Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Me's Zoo Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Co Road 300 South).

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Parker City and their reported violations in the past:

PILGRIM NAZARENE CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
71 people in nursing homes in 2000

Parker City, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Parker City compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Indiana average:

11.1

Parker City travel time to work - commute Parker City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Parker City town (based on Randolph County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,37435
Evangelical Protestant3,43736
Catholic6982
Other922
None17,570-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Randolph County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Randolph County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Randolph County:

4.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

10.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

28.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.1%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,965$23,7900$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$156
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,930$29,5800$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,955$23,4600$0
Sewerage 1$2,900$34,8000$0
Water Supply 1$2,900$34,8000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,870$22,4400$0
Totals for Government 8$18,520$27,7803$156

Parker City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $349,000 ($250.72)
    Sewerage: $250,000 ($179.60)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($28.74)
    Welfare - Other: $21,000 ($15.09)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.72)
    General - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($14.37)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $5,000 ($3.59)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000 ($1.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,000 ($32.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
    Regular Highways: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $286,000 ($205.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.44)

Parker City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $199,000 ($142.96)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.72)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($23.71)
    Highways: $9,000 ($6.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($7.90)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($7.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $349,000 ($250.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $37,000 ($26.58)
    General Support: $35,000 ($25.14)
    All Other: $27,000 ($19.40)
  • Tax - Property: $135,000 ($96.98)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.72)

Parker City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($32.33)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $616,000 ($442.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $564,000 ($405.17)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($31.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $52,000 ($37.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.72)

Parker City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($20.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $241,000 ($173.13)

5.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, IN  1.03% ($26,106 average AGI)
from Wayne County, IN  0.67% ($24,132)
from Darke County, OH  0.56% ($23,351)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
Randolph County:

0.10%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, IN  1.37% ($30,892 average AGI)
to Wayne County, IN  0.82% ($26,398)
to Darke County, OH  0.68% ($23,971)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parker City:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXFN (1340 AM; 1 kW; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLHN (990 AM; 0 kW; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS RADIO SERVICE)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parker City:

  • WLBC-FM (104.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: MUNCIE SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WMDH-FM (102.5 FM; NEW CASTLE, IN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WERK (104.9 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBST (92.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHTY (93.5 FM; HARTFORD CITY, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WWDS (90.5 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: DELAWARE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WZZY (98.3 FM; WINCHESTER, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDJO (106.5 FM; GREENVILLE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGNR-FM (97.9 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WTGR (97.5 FM; UNION CITY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • W291AH (106.1 FM; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTI (96.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, IN; Owner: INDIANA SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBSB (89.5 FM; ANDERSON, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBSJ (91.7 FM; PORTLAND, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJYW (88.9 FM; UNION CITY, IN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WBSH (91.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Parker City:

  • WIPB (Channel 49; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNDY-TV (Channel 23; MARION, IN; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • WMUN-LP (Channel 26; MUNCIE, IN; Owner: FULL GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP, MUNCIE IND.)
  • WTTK (Channel 29; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: TRIBUNE BROADCAST HOLDINGS, INC.)

Parker City fatal accident list:

Jan 17, 2013 12:36 AM, Cr-1200, Sr-32, Lat: 40.19325, Lon: -85.20389, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 2011 12:30 AM, Cr-1100 W Rd, Lat: 40.17143, Lon: -85.18490, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 2005 11:02 AM, Jackson St, Third St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - Parker City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parker City, IN
Most common first names in Parker City, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2878.9 years
Charles1876.0 years
Robert1872.3 years
William1572.7 years
George1471.7 years
Dorothy1276.7 years
John1275.8 years
Margaret1082.7 years
James1079.5 years
Kenneth871.6 years
Most common last names in Parker City, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thornburg1279.1 years
Reed1274.2 years
Wright1173.8 years
Smith977.2 years
Jones979.3 years
Helm883.2 years
Chalfant876.5 years
Miller883.7 years
Watson779.3 years
Hernly679.5 years

Businesses in Parker City, IN

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  • UPS: 1
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