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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.


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Median household income
Local
$74,116
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Parker demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Pine Grove
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Parker Community Expo - Sept. 15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Parker web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Challenger Regional Park
Historic sites and museums: Wildlife Experience Museum

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parker was $27,479, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

45% of Parker residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Parker, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $947.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,466.


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Libraries

Libraries in Parker include DPLD-Parker Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Parker include Hampton Inn Suites Parker, Microtel Parker.

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