Parker, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 268 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 
Males: 132  (49.5%)
Females: 136  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  27.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66072.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,614 (it was $24,531 in 2000)
Parker:

$54,614
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,706 (it was $10,110 in 2000)

Parker city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,870 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Parker:

$66,870
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $793.

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  • Races in Parker, KS (2010)

    Parker races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Parker: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.1%), United States (10.2%), Irish (9.2%), Dutch (5.3%), English (4.6%), Czech (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/1871

Elevation: 1005 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 971 people per square mile   (low).

Parker,KS real estate house value index trend

Parker, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Parker:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parker city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Parker, Kansas as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Parker to the number of sex offenders is 136 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,121 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $355 (1.5%)

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
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $75,000

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 June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (37%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (34%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (2%)

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

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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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 308.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 309.0 miles away from Parker center
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) earthquake occurred 385.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 317.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from Parker center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 267.4 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 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, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 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:

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)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.11
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.680. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.680
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Hispanic or Latino 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

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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
Kansas:

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

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
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$586
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,489
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$790
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,640
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,172
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$716
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,113
Totals for Government 0$0 16$7,506

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($238.81)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($156.72)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($29.85)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($14.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($14.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($123.13)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($59.70)
    All Other: $8,000 ($29.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($7.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($242.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($29.85)
    General Support: $6,000 ($22.39)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($67.16)
    NEC: $9,000 ($33.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $120,000 ($447.76)

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Johnson County, KS  1.26% ($47,326 average AGI)
from Miami County, KS  1.20% ($29,854)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.56% ($24,316)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miami County, KS  1.35% ($32,413 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  1.03% ($27,086)
to Bourbon County, KS  0.70% ($26,083)

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

See full 2006 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

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