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Population in 2012: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 135  (50.1%)
Females: 136  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  30.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66072.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,440 (it was $24,531 in 2000)
Parker:

$55,440
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,603

Parker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,033 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Parker:

$69,033
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $63,778; Detached houses: $68,426; Mobile homes: $17,727

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • White alone - 260 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parker: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.5%), United States (11.5%), English (9.9%), Irish (6.1%), Scottish (4.2%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/1871

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 982 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Parker:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parker city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Parker, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Parker to the number of sex offenders is 271 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $777 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $633 (2.6%)

Parker satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (39.5 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (56.8 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (395.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Greeley, KS (2.8 miles ), Lane, KS (3.0 miles ), Fontana, KS (3.3 miles) , Osawatomie, KS (3.5 miles ), La Cygne, KS (3.5 miles ), Garnett, KS (3.7 miles ), Richmond, KS (3.9 miles ), Linn Valley, KS (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.33 N, Longitude: 94.99 W

Area code: 913

Parker household income distribution Parker home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.55
Kansas average:

2.66
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.2%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+9.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Financial managers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Parker-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Parker city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parker-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Parker center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Parker:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF OSAWATOMIE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OSAWATOMIE, KS)
  • OSAWATOMIE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; OSAWATOMIE, KS)
  • SWAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LA CYGNE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Parker, KS

Airports located in Parker:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker:

  • Johnson County Community College (about 44 miles; Overland Park, KS; Full-time enrollment: 7,433)
  • University of Kansas (about 46 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 50 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 54 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 57 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • Washburn University (about 63 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Emporia State University (about 65 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)

Public elementary/middle school in Parker:

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Library in Parker:

  • LINN COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT #1 (Operating income: $44,070; Location: 230 W. MAIN; 6,936 books; 211 audio materials; 748 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 42 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Parker: Parker Police Department (A), Linn County Rural Fire District 1 Station 940 (B), Linn County Library District Number 1 (C), Parker Historical Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Parker: Parker United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Linn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.13. This is about average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.417
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.39
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Parker, KS

Parker compared to Kansas 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Parker travel time to work - commute


Parker mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Wood (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Parker city (based on Linn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.85%
Here37.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents25.2%23.6%15.2%10.5%3.6%
Congregations23.1%15.4%11.5%7.7%3.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%3.3%3.2%8.4%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%23.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Linn County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Linn County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Linn County:

12.8%
Kansas:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$415
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,840
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$557
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$900
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,000
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$250
Sewerage 0$0 1$250
Water Supply 0$0 2$800
Totals for Government 0$0 16$8,012

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($236.16)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($154.98)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($29.52)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($14.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($14.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($121.77)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($59.04)
    All Other: $8,000 ($29.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($7.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($239.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($29.52)
    General Support: $6,000 ($22.14)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($66.42)
    NEC: $9,000 ($33.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $120,000 ($442.80)

7.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Johnson County, KS  1.56% ($35,642 average AGI)
from Miami County, KS  1.33% ($38,578)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.47% ($39,250)


7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Johnson County, KS  1.62% ($27,255 average AGI)
to Miami County, KS  1.21% ($37,780)
to Bourbon County, KS  0.71% ($27,875)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parker:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parker:

  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • JIM KIMZEY, 18.7 Km South Southeast (Lat: 38.166667 Lon: -94.935278), Type: 132.9, Overall height: 128.3 m
    Registrant: 2027833976, , 601 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. NW, STE. 720
  • Edwin D Geer, 1.5 Miles South & 2.8 Miles East Of Parker, Ks. (Lat: 38.303333 Lon: -94.960000), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , 700 SW HARRISON,7TH FLOOR
  • Scott Kirby, Parker Es, 421 N. Center Ave. (Lat: 38.331833 Lon: -94.991167), Type: 35.1, Overall height: 33.5 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • Scott Kirby, Parker Es, 421 N. Center Ave. (Lat: 38.331833 Lon: -94.991167), Type: 35.1, Overall height: 33.5 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • 1.5 Miles South & 2.8 Miles East Of Parker, Ks. (Lat: 38.303333 Lon: -94.960000), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.
  • 18.7 Km South Southeast (Lat: 38.166667 Lon: -94.935278), Type: 132.9, Overall height: 128.3 m
    Registrant: 7858235049, , 621 WESTPORT BOULEVARD

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PARKER, 1.5 Miles South & 2.8 Miles East Of Parker, Ks. (Lat: 38.303333 Lon: -94.960000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQEC784
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6663.75 MHz, 6658.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2005, Expiration Date: 12/28/2015, Certifier: Edwin Geer
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parker)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: RAYSIK MICHAEL J RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1234R , Serial Number: 1695, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Salmen, 10675 W 1700 Rd, Parker, KS 66072
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8346P , Serial Number: 24-3603, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/1964
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael L Salmen, 10675 W 1700 Rd, Parker, KS 66072, Other Owners: Kenneth A Stock


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 7

Incident types - Parker


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Most common first names in Parker, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1175.4 years
William1079.2 years
James878.3 years
Clarence679.6 years
Earl583.4 years
George582.8 years
Charles478.7 years
Hazel480.2 years
Clyde474.2 years
Ethel487.0 years
Most common last names in Parker, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Byerley877.8 years
Tinsley671.0 years
Davis584.8 years
Ross580.2 years
Bowman576.8 years
Prentice580.2 years
Nickell575.6 years
Johnson585.4 years
Smith583.8 years
Conklin479.5 years

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers"
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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #3 (66072) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries"
  • #44 (66072) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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