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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Parker is a suburb of Denver with a population of 51,125. 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 highly rated.
About Parker...
Population
51,125

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$357,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Parker Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,070.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Parker

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,373
National
$55,322
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Parker Reviews

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We have lived in Parker for 17 years and enjoyed the small town feel while it lasted. Despite the building and population boom, Parker is still a nice place to live. Douglas County is very proactive with upkeep of roads and other elements of infrastructure. This area is still horse country and there are miles and miles of paved trails for walking and biking as well as multiple dog parks. There is a mixture of independently owned stores/restaurants and chains. I appreciate the increase in the level of diversity the new arrivals have brought and the fact that the great majority of them are very, very nice people. Hopefully the growing population will also mean more than the three craft breweries and two wineries we currently have in Parker. Parker is a great jumping off point for craft breweries that are not in Denver proper as Castle Rock, Centennial, Lone Tree and Littleton are nearby and each has multiple craft breweries of their own.
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Parker is a wonderful town. Even though it is growing, it is not getting too big. It has a lot of family activities and fun events. The PACE center puts on many amazing shows. There are also fireworks and other holiday events throughout the year. Parker has many amazing schools, both public and private, within the town. The restaurants and shopping around Parker are great as well, there is a great variety in the types of restaurants. Parker is also just a short drive from Denver and Park Meadows Mall. Overall, Parker is a perfect town to live in and is very family-friendly.
I have lived in Parker, CO my whole life. I have lived in the same house my whole life. The town overall has very good people and families. I have been apart of the Douglas County school district my whole life and it has been good! They have recently added a lot of fun things to do! Parker has been things to do including good restuarants, activites, and more.