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Overview

Introduction to Parker, Colorado

Parker, Colorado, in Douglas county, is 12 miles S of Aurora, Colorado. The town is located in the Denver metropolitan area.

Parker History

In 1860, a one-room shack was moved from Pine Grove to Cherry Creek to serve as a stage stop. This gradually grew into a ten-room inn, and a community was established around it over the years. By 1882, the inn had become a major stopping point for railroad travelers under the ownership of James Sample Parker. Parker went on to become the postmaster and the community was named after him. The town of Parker was officially incorporated in the year 1981.

Parker and nearby Attractions

  • Wildlife Experience Museum
  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Castlewood Canyon State Park
  • Parker Cyber Station
  • Challenger Regional Park

Things To Do In Parker

From Parker, one can visit the Colorado Governor's Mansion and the Colorado State Capitol, which was built in 1908. The Denver Mint, which produced the first coins in America in 1906, is also easily accessible from the town. The Four Mile Historic Park, the Littleton Historical Museum, el Museo de las Américas, the Museum of Outdoor Arts and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum have some very interesting exhibits. The Wildlife Experience Museum has an impressive collection of wildlife art.

Parker Transportation

Buckley AFB Airport is close by.

Parker Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Community College of Aurora and the Emily Griffith Opportunity School.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,442
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens6.4%
Employed Population 16+25,765
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married63.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.6%
Median Earnings25+$58,882
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,411
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,945

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,603
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,350
Median House Value$330,800

Ancestry

German26.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.7%
Irish16.1%
English13%
Italian6%
Scottish4%
Swedish3.5%
Norwegian3.1%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Welsh1.4%
Czech1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Hungarian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.6%
African0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Parker Almanac

CategoryValue
County Douglas County
Standard Zip Codes80134, 80138
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.5
Approximate Longitude-104.76

Parker Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPARKER 6 E
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 43 F
Apr Temp32 to 60 F
Jul Temp56 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.2 inches
StationKASSLER
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 46 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 67 F
Annual Precip18 inches
StationSTRONTIA SPRINGS DAM
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 42 F
Apr Temp28 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp29 to 66 F
Annual Precip21 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora351,131$63,761
Castle Rock53,789$105,817
Cherry Hills Village6,414$250
Foxfield732$119,583
Greenwood Village15,208$161,279
Lone Tree12,808$142,500

Parker Hospitals

Parker Adventist Hospital
(Non-profit)
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
(303) 269-4000
Children's Hospital Colorado At Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
(720) 777-1350

Parker Public Schools

Cimarron Middle
22219 Hilltop Road
ZIP: 80134
Middle
Total Enrollment 1415
Ponderosa High School
7007 East Bayou Gulch Road
ZIP: 80134
High
Total Enrollment 1175
Cherokee Trail Elementary School
17302 Clarke Farms Drive
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Challenge To Excellence Charter School
16995 East Carlson Drive
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Northeast Elementary School
6598 North State Highway 83
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Singing Hills Elementary School
41012 Madrid Drive
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Legacy Point Elementary School
12736 South Red Rosa Circle
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Prairie Crossing Elementary School
11605 South Bradbury Ranch Dri
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Mammoth Heights Elementary
9500 Stonegate Parkway
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 804
Singing Hills Preschool
41012 Madrid Drive
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 55
North Star Academy
16700 Keystone Blvd
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Sagewood Middle School
4725 Fox Sparrow Road
ZIP: 80134
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Pine Grove Elementary School
10450 Stonegate Parkway
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Mountain View Elementary School
8502 East Pinery Parkway
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Gold Rush Elementary
12021 South Swift Fox Way
ZIP: 80134
Primary
Total Enrollment 703
Frontier Valley Elementary School
23919 East Canterberry Trail
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Drive
ZIP: 80138
High
Total Enrollment 2188
Pine Lane Elementary
6485 E Ponderosa Drive
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 990
Legend Hs Pre-k
22219 Hilltop Road
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Sierra Middle School
6651 Pine Lane Avenue
ZIP: 80138
Middle
Total Enrollment 968
Parker Core Knowledge Charter School
1161 North Pine Drive
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Pioneer Elementary School
10881 Riva Ridge Street
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Iron Horse Elementary School
20151 Tallman Drive
ZIP: 80138
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Legend High School
22219 Hilltop Road
ZIP: 80138
High
Total Enrollment 1976
Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County
10235 Parkglenn Way
ZIP: 80138
High
Total Enrollment 325

Parker Private Schools

Renaissance Montessori Academy
16740 Keystone Blvd
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Kindercare Learning Center
16808 Village Center Dr
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Kindercare Learning Center
16975 Village Center Dr E
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Little Blessings Preschool
11805 S Pine Dr
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Primrose School Of Parker
18692 Pony Express Dr
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Lutheran High School
11249 N Newlin Gulch Blvd
ZIP: 80134
Secondary
Total Enrollment 241
Southeast Christian School
9650 Jordan Rd
ZIP: 80134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 358
Ave Maria Catholic School
9056 E Parker Rd
ZIP: 80138
Elementary
Total Enrollment 422
Parker Montessori Educational Institute
10750 Victorian Dr
ZIP: 80138
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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