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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Parker is a town in South Carolina with a population of 12,540. Parker is in Greenville County. Living in Parker offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Parker there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Parker and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Parker are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Parker

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,295
National
$55,322
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Parker Reviews

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I love our seasons! The summer is always in the 90s and sunny! Even though you do get some major rain storms every once in a while, but that's just a part of it. The fall is absolutely beautiful when the colors of the leaves change and bonfires become a regular nightly activity. The winter doesn't get that cold but lately we have been getting snow a lot more. But you do have to watch out for the black ice that forms on the roads. The spring is when we get the most rain and when everyone starts to get more involved in their gardens which creates a lot of local, organic business which is very important to me.
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Even though my neighborhood has had its downs, I still love where I live and I wouldn't move anywhere else. You can't beat how close you are to nature with the trails, waterfalls, and the mountains but still have the city right down the street along with all the local services if you need them! I believe where I live is better than where I used to live!
I like that we have a lot of local business- even to being a fast growing tourist town. I can go to my regular gas station and they all know me by name and I know theirs and end up spending almost an hour just talking to the friends I have there and the people I see everyday that stop in. I live in a very close-knit neighborhood and I like the feeling of being welcomed as a person, not just any strange customer. I really do like the location of where I live because you still have the mountain views and lakes, but at the same time, we're right down the street from what we need and the local fire department, police station, and hospitals. They aren't out of reach if we ever need them which makes everyone feel more safe.