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Site of the Colorado River Indian Reservation

Parker is a town in La Paz County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after General Eli Parker, an American Indian who served as an aide to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

The latitude of Parker is 34.15N. The longitude is -114.288W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,064.


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Median household income
Local
$34,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Parker demographic reports
Parker is on the Colorado River and the California border
Nearly 18,000 Japanese-Americans were detained at a camp near here during World War II
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Mona Lisa Smile"
Nearby parks & recreation: Buckskin State Park, River Island State Park, La Paz County Park
Wildlife: Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

Parker attractions: Casino
Popular site for boating
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Parker residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parker ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parker was $15,016, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Parker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Parker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $738.


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Libraries in Parker include Colorado River Indian Tribes Public Library, Parker Public Library ... View libraries

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La Paz County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parker political report.

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The average commute time for Parker workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Parker include Best Value Inn Parker, Best Western Parker Inn.

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