Parker, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 54,202 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +130.1%
Males: 27,310  (50.4%)
Females: 26,892  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 80134.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $99,635 (it was $74,116 in 2000)
Parker:

$99,635
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,261 (it was $27,479 in 2000)

Parker town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $382,856 (it was $194,000 in 2000)
Parker:

$382,856
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $415,792; detached houses: $425,226; townhouses or other attached units: $419,026; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,815; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,439

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,509.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parker: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 8.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parker, CO (2017)
    • 41,95881.2%White alone
    • 4,8969.5%Hispanic
    • 2,0924.0%Asian alone
    • 1,4422.8%Two or more races
    • 9971.9%Black alone
    • 400.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 230.04%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Parker, Colorado as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parker is 641 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Parker by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(18.7)
6
(15.3)
6
(13.4)
11
(24.0)
10
(21.4)
8
(17.1)
9
(19.5)
11
(23.4)
20
(41.9)
12
(24.3)
13
(25.5)
11
(21.8)
16
(30.7)
17
(30.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(50.7)
0
(0.0)
9
(20.2)
6
(13.1)
7
(15.0)
7
(15.0)
4
(8.7)
3
(6.4)
4
(8.4)
4
(8.1)
6
(11.8)
2
(4.0)
8
(15.3)
17
(30.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(93.4)
17
(43.4)
20
(44.8)
30
(65.5)
22
(47.1)
16
(34.2)
29
(62.9)
45
(95.7)
29
(60.7)
48
(97.1)
36
(70.6)
33
(65.5)
53
(101.6)
21
(37.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
172
(459.0)
149
(380.5)
120
(268.9)
148
(323.0)
91
(195.0)
96
(205.2)
122
(264.7)
103
(219.1)
74
(155.0)
80
(161.9)
66
(129.4)
86
(170.6)
117
(224.2)
122
(219.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
634
(1,692)
548
(1,400)
531
(1,190)
470
(1,026)
410
(878.4)
393
(839.9)
401
(870.1)
325
(691.4)
427
(894.3)
506
(1,024)
423
(829.1)
461
(914.5)
616
(1,181)
595
(1,071)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(176.1)
55
(140.5)
36
(80.7)
35
(76.4)
28
(60.0)
23
(49.2)
18
(39.1)
21
(44.7)
21
(44.0)
24
(48.6)
25
(49.0)
45
(89.3)
51
(97.7)
64
(115.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
12
(32.0)
9
(23.0)
12
(26.9)
6
(13.1)
10
(21.4)
3
(6.4)
7
(15.2)
4
(8.5)
10
(20.9)
5
(10.1)
10
(19.6)
6
(11.9)
6
(11.5)
4
(7.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)162.7119.998.6114.784.676.991.686.498.397.484.287.4120.2108.6

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City-data.com crime index in Parker, CO

Crime rate in Parker detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 106 (66 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (16.1%), Irish (8.6%), American (8.3%), English (6.5%), European (5.7%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/1981

Elevation: 5868 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 3,716 people per square mile   (average).

Parker, Colorado map

3,242 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This town:

6.3%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,604 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,429 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Centennial, CO (7.2 miles , pop. 100,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Aurora, CO (10.6 miles , pop. 297,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (580.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Stonegate, CO (1.4 miles ),
Cottonwood, CO (1.8 miles ),
Grand View Estates, CO (1.9 miles ),
Foxfield, CO (2.2 miles ),
Meridian, CO (2.2 miles),
Dove Valley, CO (2.2 miles ),
The Pinery, CO (2.3 miles ),
Heritage Hills, CO (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.52 N, Longitude: 104.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,890 (-13.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 8,163 (28.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Parker, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Parker, CO in 2017
Parker satellite photo by USGS

Parker tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Colorado:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +17,819 (+310.5%).
Most common industries in Parker, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.4%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (8.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Air transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Parker, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Top executives (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Engineers (4.7%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.9%)

Average climate in Parker, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Parker, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 93.8. This is worse than average.

City:

93.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.377. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.377
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.725. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.725
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.33. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.33
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00502. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00502
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Parker-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Parker town center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 tornado 19.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Parker-area historical earthquake activity is near Colorado state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from Parker center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 562.0 miles away from Parker center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 438.9 miles away from Parker center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 291.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parker topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Parker:

  • PARKER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 9395 CROWN CREST BLVD)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF STONEGATE (15720 GARDEN PLAZA DRIVE)
  • PARKER DIALYSIS (DVA) (10371 S PARK GLENN WAY STE 180)
  • COMFORT CARE HOME HEALTH (19751 EAST MAIN STREET #333)

Airports and heliports located in Parker:

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Colleges/Universities in Parker:

  • New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (Full-time enrollment: 49; Location: 10158 South Parker Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.newdimensionsbeauty.com)
  • Rocky Vista University (Location: 8401 S Chambers Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rockyvistauniversity.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker:

  • Jones International University (about 8 miles; Centennial, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,556)
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus (about 10 miles; Greenwood Village, CO; FT enrollment: 3,642)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 14 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 15 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • University of Denver (about 17 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 9,621)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Community College of Denver (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Public high schools in Parker:

  • CHAPARRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,345, Location: 15655 BROOKSTONE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,024, Location: 7007 EAST BAYOU GULCH ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES DOUGLAS COUNTY (Location: 10235 PARKGLENN WAY, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • LEGEND HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 22219 HILLTOP ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Parker:

  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 241, Location: 11249 N NEWLIN GULCH BLVD, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Parker:

Private elementary/middle schools in Parker:

  • SOUTHEAST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 552, Location: 9650 JORDAN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • AVE MARIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 490, Location: 9056 E PARKER RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Parker

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a hospital located in Parker Colorado: Parker Adventist Hospital 9395 Crown Crest Boulevard, Parker, CO 80138 (303) 777-6877
  • Please add- Private high school: Lutheran High School of the Rockies on W. Parker Road

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Parker: Salisbury Equestrian Center (A), South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Station 41 (B), Parker Recreation Center (C), Valley Hope Rehabilitation Center Parker (D), Children's Hospital Colorado Therapy Care Parker (E), Parker Police Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Parker Marketplace Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Parker include: Crossroads Community Church (A), Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Parker include: Cottonwood Park West (1), O'Brien Memorial Park (2), Challenger Regional Park (3), Bar Triple C Park (4), Cottonwood Park East (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Parker Cyber Station (Amusement & Theme Parks; 18671 South Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Select Parker (19308 East Cottonwood Drive) (1), Benton Robert S & Associates Inc (16021 Relic Rock Terrace) (2), Hampton Inn & Suites (19010 East Cottonwood Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Brian Brown - College basketball player (Denver Pioneers).

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

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

EAST VALLEY MD (Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2008)
COYOTE HILLS WS (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 23 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Parker that have no violations reported:

  • PARKER EVANGELICAL PRES CHURCH ECEP (Population served: 824, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Parker in 2000:

  • 84 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Parker (2011 data):

  • FirstBank: Parker And Main Street Branch, Meridian Branch, Lincoln And Jordan Branch. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $11,597.1 mil, Deposits: $10,530.4 mil, headquarters in Lakewood, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 130 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Holding Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Stonegate Banking Center Branch at 10005 South Jordan Road, branch established on 2004/02/25; Stroh Ranch Banking Center at 13151 South Parker Road, branch established on 2006/12/28. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Parker North Mb Branch at 10365 South Parker Road, branch established on 1996/12/16; Parker Branch at 10900 South Parker Road, branch established on 1983/04/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Stonegate Branch at 16961 Lincoln Avenue, branch established on 2001/09/19; Parker Safeway Branch at 11051 South Parker Road, branch established on 2006/09/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Champion Bank: at 16790 Centre Court, branch established on 2002/06/17; Downtown Branch at 10964 South Pikes Peak Drive, branch established on 2006/04/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.0 mil, Deposits: $55.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Crown Point Keycenter Branch at E-470 And Parker Road, branch established on 2003/12/15; Park Main Street Branch at 10951 South Parker Road, branch established on 2010/06/21. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • ANB Bank: Meridian Branch Office at 9949 South Oswego Street, branch established on 1999/05/24; Lincoln Meadows Senior Living Center at 10001 South Oswego, branch established on 2009/09/10. Info updated 2012/01/03: Bank assets: $1,746.7 mil, Deposits: $1,394.3 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Sturm Financial Group, Inc.
  • BOKF, National Association: Parker-Mainstreet Branch at 19201 E. Mainstreet, branch established on 1994/12/12; Cottonwood Branch at 17821 Cottonwood Drive, branch established on 1985/08/12. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $25,360.0 mil, Deposits: $19,171.3 mil, headquarters in Tulsa, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Bok Financial Corporation
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: 20 Mile Village Branch at 18601 East Main Street, branch established on 2001/09/01; Parker Branch at 12907 S. Parker Road, branch established on 1999/04/01. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • 7 other banks with 7 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Parker:

Marital status in Parker, CO
  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Parker:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Parker
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Parker (Parker, Colorado Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Parker, CO (based on Douglas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant50,82786
Catholic22,3604
Other13,64934
Mainline Protestant13,18212
Orthodox--
None185,447-
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: 22
This county:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Douglas County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Douglas County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 173
Douglas County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

16.0%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Douglas County:

7.0%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.6%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.1%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Parker:

20.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Parker:

7.5%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
Parker:

62.0%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Parker:

84.0%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parker, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 75$546,749$87,4800$0
Parks and Recreation 57$280,966$59,151299$203,674
Other Government Administration 38$257,528$81,3256$11,151
Streets and Highways 37$225,607$73,1702$1,942
Other and Unallocable 26$145,454$67,1331$1,796
Police - Other 25$117,138$56,2264$8,516
Financial Administration 21$136,681$78,1031$3,147
Judicial and Legal 3$29,466$117,8643$6,337
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 6$9,358
Totals for Government 282$1,739,589$74,025322$245,921

Parker government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,681,000 ($123.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,858,000 ($34.28)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($0.85)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($0.30)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,277,000 ($189.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,527,000 ($175.77)
    Regular Highways: $6,798,000 ($125.42)
    General - Other: $5,777,000 ($106.58)
    Central Staff Services: $2,289,000 ($42.23)
    Financial Administration: $2,004,000 ($36.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,243,000 ($22.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $941,000 ($17.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $702,000 ($12.95)
    General Public Buildings: $417,000 ($7.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($1.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,149,000 ($58.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $154,000 ($2.84)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $19,000 ($0.35)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $4,000 ($0.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $876,000 ($16.16)
    General - Other: $483,000 ($8.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $200,000 ($3.69)
    Police Protection: $94,000 ($1.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,560,000 ($397.77)

Parker government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $5,077,000 ($93.67)
    Other: $3,868,000 ($71.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,203,000 ($22.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,469,000 ($64.00)
    Other: $311,000 ($5.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $245,000 ($4.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,336,000 ($43.10)
    General Revenue - Other: $204,000 ($3.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $178,000 ($3.28)
    Interest Earnings: $134,000 ($2.47)
    Rents: $115,000 ($2.12)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($0.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,271,000 ($23.45)
    Other: $870,000 ($16.05)
    General Local Government Support: $104,000 ($1.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,863,000 ($532.51)
    Other: $2,682,000 ($49.48)
    Other License: $2,020,000 ($37.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,815,000 ($33.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,717,000 ($31.68)
    Property: $1,538,000 ($28.38)
    Motor Vehicle License: $141,000 ($2.60)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $96,000 ($1.77)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $26,000 ($0.48)

Parker government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,930,000 ($1031.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,050,000 ($997.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,880,000 ($34.69)

Parker government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,137,000 ($832.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,797,000 ($70.05)

11.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($96,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.49%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,138 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Arapahoe County, CO  2.73% ($88,958 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  1.36% ($90,086)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.94% ($85,877)


10.06% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($89,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.06%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($640 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.08%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Arapahoe County, CO  2.30% ($85,417 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  1.21% ($75,340)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.87% ($84,422)
Businesses in Parker, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's3
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Big O Tires1Nike4
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King1Panda Express1
Carl\s Jr.2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Chipotle2Penske1
Circle K1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Costco1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Discount Tire1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Safeway1
FedEx8Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
GNC1Starbucks6
GameStop1Subway1
H&R Block3Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1Target1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
IHOP1UPS8
Jack In The Box2Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Village Inn1
KFC1Vons1
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Kroger4Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Parker:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KADZ (1550 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KBNO (1280 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: LATINO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDDZ (1690 AM; 10 kW; ARVADA, CO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parker:

  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLDV (91.1 FM; MORRISON, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KAGM (102.3 FM; STRASBURG, CO; Owner: KAGM, LLC)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KAVD (103.1 FM; LIMON, CO; Owner: THE MEADOWLARK GROUP, INC.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Parker:

  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWHD (Channel 53; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Parker fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 1,010ft / 308mTotal length
  • $1,277,000Total costs
  • 677,497Total average daily traffic
  • 37,997Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,114,541Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic
New bridges in Parker, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Parker, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Parker)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Parker, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 660 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parker)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Parker)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 142 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED212$219,844138$212,970946$229,42720$115,2831$36,10042$158,106
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$209,02814$184,02289$229,4745$101,6682$4,305,0004$176,350
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$227,83815$273,726234$228,82122$86,8450$014$104,262
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$190,88224$199,460168$225,9532$255,8550$08$158,585
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$246,0452$304,55059$216,9291$239,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0139.04 , 0139.05, 0139.06, 0139.07, 0140.01, 0140.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$254,17330$248,7281$119,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$234,81213$266,2720$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$226,40712$221,8540$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$286,4656$247,8950$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$110,7000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0139.04 , 0139.05, 0139.06, 0139.07, 0140.01, 0140.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Parker, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Parker, CO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 117. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 154 took place in 2007, and the least - 72 in 2014. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Parker, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.8%), and Structure Fires (42.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parker, CO
    • 87043.8%Outside Fires
    • 84042.3%Structure Fires
    • 24212.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 341.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parker, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Parker, Colorado:

  • Holiday Inn Select, 19308 Cottonwood Dr, Parker, Colorado 80138 , Phone: (303) 248-2147, Fax: (303) 248-2130
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 19010 E Cottonwood Dr, Parker, Colorado 80138 , Phone: (303) 841-2977, Fax: (303) 841-4129
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 6230 Pine Ln, Parker, Colorado 80138 , Phone: (720) 851-2644, Fax: (720) 851-2645
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Parker, Colorado
Most common first names in Parker, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5879.2 years
Robert5571.9 years
William3469.8 years
John3473.0 years
Charles3378.5 years
Dorothy3083.6 years
Helen2982.1 years
Richard2771.3 years
James2674.9 years
Donald2567.1 years
Most common last names in Parker, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1979.3 years
Miller1773.3 years
Johnson1475.9 years
Brown1180.7 years
Nelson1175.6 years
Moore1076.3 years
Anderson977.4 years
Taylor974.5 years
Jones880.7 years
Clark860.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parker, CO
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parker, CO
  • 72.8%Utility gas
  • 26.4%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Parker compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Parker on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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