For population 25 years and over in Parker:
For population 15 years and over in Parker city:
7 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $777 (1.0%)
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:
Latitude: 38.33 N, Longitude: 94.99 W
Area code: 913
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+9.8%).
Work and jobs in Parker: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Parker, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Parker:
Airports located in Parker:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker:
See full list of schools located in Parker
Public elementary/middle school in Parker:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.13. This is about average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Parker compared to Kansas state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Parker city (based on Linn County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Parker government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Parker government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
7.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,151 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,238 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parker)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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