Parker, CO

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Population

51,125

5.54% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$105,373

3.34% growth

Poverty Rate

4.44%


Number of Employees

27,564

5.25% growth

Median Property Value

$357,500

8.07% growth

About

In 2017, Parker, CO had a population of 51.1k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $105,373. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Parker, CO grew from 48,442 to 51,125, a 5.54% increase and its median household income grew from $101,969 to $105,373, a 3.34% increase.

The population of Parker, CO is 81.9% White Alone, 9.05% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.78% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Parker, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Parker, CO are Rocky Vista University (160 degrees awarded in 2017) and New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (92 degrees).

The median property value in Parker, CO is $357,500, and the homeownership rate is 77.7%. Most people in Parker, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Parker, CO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Parker, CO employs 27.6k people. The largest industries in Parker, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,392 people), Retail Trade (3,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,923 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,949), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($109,196), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,207).

Median household income in Parker, CO is $105,373. Males in Parker, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Parker, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$105,373

2017 value

± $3,279

3.34%

1 Year Growth

± 4.24%

Households in Parker, CO have a median annual income of $105,373, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $101,969 in 2016, which represents a 3.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Parker, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 139.11

  2. Census Tract 139.10

  3. Census Tract 140.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Parker, CO was Census Tract 139.11 with a value of $130,417, followed by Census Tract 139.10 and Census Tract 140.06, with respective values of $127,984 and $127,691.

The following map shows all of the places in Parker, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Parker, CO (2.26k out of 51k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,925 ± 319

  2. Hispanic

    349 ± 171

  3. Two Or More

    213 ± 174

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Parker, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

27.6k

2017 Value

± 1,138

5.25%

1 Year growth

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parker, CO grew at a rate of 5.25%, from 26.2k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Parker, CO, are Management Occupations (4,385 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,598 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,470 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Parker, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Parker, CO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,385 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,598 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Parker, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.11 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.08 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Parker, CO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,976), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,833), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($97,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.6k

2017 Value

± 1,138

5.25%

1 Year growth

± 5.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parker, CO grew at a rate of 5.25%, from 26.2k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Parker, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,392 people), Retail Trade (3,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,923 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Parker, CO, though some of these residents may live in Parker, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Parker, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,392 people), Retail Trade (3,263 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,923 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Parker, CO has an unusually high number of Information (2.5 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.28 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Parker, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,949), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($109,196), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,207).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $35B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $35B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Electronics ($18.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Colorado products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B

2020 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

37.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 37.2% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.9B

  2. $10.6B

  3. $8.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $13.9B, followed by Nebraska with $10.6B and California and $8.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.4% of the population of Parker, CO has health coverage, with 73.6% on employee plans, 5.33% on Medicaid, 5.44% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Parker, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Parker, CO see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.46% increase from the previous year (1463 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1501 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1103 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, CO see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.46% increase from the previous year (1,463 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Douglas County, CO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.57%

Uninsured

73.6%

Employer Coverage

5.33%

Medicaid

5.44%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Parker, CO declined by 14.1% from 4.15% to 3.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Parker, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Colorado by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Parker, CO is home to a population of 51.1k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.94% of Parker, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Parker, CO is composed of 41.9k White Alone residents (81.9%), 4.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.05%), 1.93k Asian Alone residents (3.78%), 1.66k Two or More Races residents (3.24%), 801 Black or African American Alone residents (1.57%), 130 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.254%), 56 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.11%), and 45 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.088%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Parker, CO was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Parker, CO are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Parker, CO residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.55k people

6.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.09k people

As of 2017, 6.94% of Parker, CO residents (3.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Parker, CO was 6.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Parker, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Parker, CO was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.9k ± 835

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.63k ± 604

  3. Asian Alone

    1.93k ± 390

In 2017, there were 9.05 times more White Alone residents (41.9k people) in Parker, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k Hispanic or Latino and 1.93k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Parker, CO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,037 ± 257

  2. Vietnam

    590 ± 138

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    564 ± 163

Parker, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Parker, CO awarded 252 degrees. The student population of Parker, CO is skewed towards men, with 472 male students and 369 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Parker, CO are White (204 and 81%), followed by Asian (14 and 5.56%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 4.37%), and Unknown (10 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Parker, CO by number of degrees awarded are Rocky Vista University (160 and 63.5%) and New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc (92 and 36.5%).

The most popular majors in Parker, CO are Osteopathic Medicine (146 and 57.9%), Master Aesthetician (38 and 15.1%), and General Cosmetology (21 and 8.33%).

The median tuition costs in Parker, CO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 146 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Parker, CO was Osteopathic Medicine with 146 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Parker, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 160 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Parker, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rocky Vista University with 160 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

91

Degrees Awarded to Men

161

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 91 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Parker, CO, which is 0.565 times less than the 161 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    204 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Parker, CO were to White students. These 204 degrees mean that there were 14.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Parker, CO was $357,500 in 2017, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $330,800 to $357,500, a 8.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Parker, CO is 77.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Parker, CO have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Parker, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$357,500

2017 Median

± $6,063

$330,800

2016 Median

± $5,494

In 2017, the median property value in Parker, CO grew to to $357,500 from the previous year's value of $330,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Parker, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Parker, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$105,373

Median Household Income

± $3,279

17.4k

Number of Households

± 820

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Parker, CO grew to $105,373 from the previous year's value of $101,969.

The following chart displays the households in Parker, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Parker, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Parker, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

77.7%

2017 Homeownership

78.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.7% of the housing units in Parker, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Parker, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Parker, CO have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Parker, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Worked At Home

    8%

  3. Carpooled

    6.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Parker, CO was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8%) and those who Carpooled (6.08%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Parker, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Parker, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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