Parker, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 266 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 135  (50.9%)
Females: 131  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

26.1 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 66072.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,323 (it was $24,531 in 2000)
Parker:

$61,323
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,751 (it was $10,110 in 2000)

Parker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,918 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Parker:

$73,918
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $82,796; detached houses: $88,585; mobile homes: $17,411

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,033.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parker: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.6%
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  • Races in Parker, KS (2010)
    • 26093.9%White alone
    • 155.4%Hispanic
    • 20.7%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Parker, Kansas as of March 04, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parker is 529 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



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

3.76
Kansas average:

2.66
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), European (21.3%), French Canadian (13.5%), American (11.2%), English (6.7%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/1871

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 964 people per square mile   (low).

Parker, Kansas map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,080 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $958 (1.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.33 N, Longitude: 94.99 W

Area code: 913

Distribution of median household income in Parker, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Parker, KS in 2019
Parker satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Parker, KS residents
Average permit cost in Parker, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in Parker, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (23.0%)
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (38.5%)
  • Construction (26.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (15.4%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (17.1%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Parker, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Financial managers (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (7.7%)
  • Construction laborers (7.7%)
  • Religious workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Financial managers (11.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.7%)

Average climate in Parker, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 50.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.495. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.495
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Parker-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 81% 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 above Kansas state average. It is 597% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.9 miles away from Parker center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from Parker center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from Parker center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Parker center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from Parker center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parker topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • GOLDEN HEIGHTS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GARNETT, KS)
  • LIN-ANN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; GARNETT, KS)
  • ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; GARNETT, KS)
  • ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; GARNETT, KS)

Airports located in Parker:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker:

  • Baker University (about 33 miles; Baldwin City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,752)
  • Allen County Community College (about 35 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 40 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 44 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 46 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • University of Kansas (about 46 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Rockhurst University (about 54 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)

Public elementary/middle school in Parker:

  • PARKER ELEM (Students: 125, Location: 421 NORTH CENTER AVE., Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Parker

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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Parker:

Marital status in Parker, KS
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Parker:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parker, KS (based on Linn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,46013
Mainline Protestant8289
Catholic3802
Other1341
None6,854-
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: 3
Linn County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Linn County:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Parker:

46.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Parker:

43.6%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Parker:

11.8%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Parker:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Parker:

33.9%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Parker:

78.7%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parker, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,039
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,531
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,095
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,391
Financial Administration 0$0 1$547
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$669
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$739
Totals for Government 0$0 15$7,011

Parker government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $94,000 ($353.38)
    Water Utilities: $78,000 ($293.23)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($71.43)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($33.83)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($22.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($7.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,000 ($3.76)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($3.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $56,000 ($210.53)

Parker government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($75.19)
    Other: $3,000 ($11.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($7.52)
    Rents: $2,000 ($7.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $76,000 ($285.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($26.32)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.76)
  • Tax - Property: $36,000 ($135.34)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,000 ($116.54)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($3.76)

Parker government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,000 ($406.02)

7.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, KS  1.57% ($40,321 average AGI)
from Miami County, KS  1.26% ($46,644)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 47.6mTotal length
  • $627,000Total costs
  • 3,641Total average daily traffic
  • 312Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,000Total future (year 203) average daily traffic
New bridges in Parker, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Parker, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Parker)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael L Salmen, 10675 W 1700 Rd, Parker, KS 66072, Other Owners: Kenneth A Stock
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97715 , Serial Number: 18267175, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 06/20/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Michael L Salmen, 10675 W 1700 Rd, Parker, KS 66072

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 19. The highest number of fire incidents - 35 took place in 2015, and the least - 6 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Parker, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (73.6%), and Structure Fires (14.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parker, KS
    • 19273.6%Outside Fires
    • 3914.9%Structure Fires
    • 197.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 114.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parker, KS
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parker, KS
  • 63.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.9%Electricity
  • 9.2%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parker, KS
  • 100.0%Electricity


Parker compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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