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Parker is a town in Douglas County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.
The community was named for James S. Parker, postmaster.
The latitude of Parker is 39.518N. The longitude is -104.76W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,869 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,527.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Parker demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80138 ZIP code.
24% of Parker residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $27,479, compared with $21,587 nationally.
45% of Parker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Parker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $947. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,466.
Libraries in Parker include DPLD-Parker Branch Library ... View libraries
Douglas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parker political report.
The average commute time for Parker workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Parker between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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