official_name = Town of Parker, Arizona
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in La Paz County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = La Paz
leader_name = Karen Bonds
area_total_km2 = 57.0
area_total_sq_mi = 22.0
area_land_km2 = 56.9
area_land_sq_mi = 21.96
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.04
elevation_ft = 423
elevation_m = 129
population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-04.csv|title=Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Arizona|publisher=
United States Census Bureau|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-14]
population_total = 3181
population_density_km2 = 55.1
population_density_sq_mi = 142.7
timezone = MST (no DST)
utc_offset = -7
latd = 34 |latm = 8 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
longd = 114 |longm = 17 |longs = 23 |longEW = W
website = http://www.ci.parker.az.us/
postal_code = 85344
area_code = 928
GNIS_id = 9220
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 04-53070
Founded in 1908, the town was named for
Ely Parker, the first Native American commissioner for the U.S. government. The original town site of Parker was surveyed and laid out in 1909 by a railroad location engineer by the name of Earl. H. Parker. However, the town's name and origin began when a post office was established January 6, 1871, on the Colorado River Indian reservation to serve the Indian agency. [gnis|9220]
Parker is located at coor dms|34|8|41|N|114|17|23|W|city (34.144644, -114.289686)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.0 square miles (57.0 km²), of which, 22.0 square miles (56.9 km²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.
According to Census Bureau maps, the town is divided into two non-contiguous sections; the northern section consists of the original town and is located in the Colorado River Indian reservation and the southern section consists of a larger, roughly rectangular section of largely undeveloped territory
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,140 people, 1,064 households, and 791 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 142.8 people per square mile (55.2/km²). There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 52.6/sq mi (20.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.04% White, 1.88% Black or African American, 23.09% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 7.45% from other races, and 4.52% from two or more races. 29.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,064 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.38.
In the town the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,625, and the median income for a family was $37,663. Males had a median income of $26,542 versus $21,006 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $15,016. About 10.6% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.ci.parker.az.us Parker Website]
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