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Parker
  • Suburb of Denver, CO

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A+
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Parker is a suburb of Denver with a population of 54,352. Parker is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Parker offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Parker there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Parker and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Parker are above average.

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About Parker...
Population
54,352

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$420,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,610
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    64.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    21
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    8.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    262.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,069.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Parker

Jobs
grade A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,934
National
$62,843

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