Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Parker? or... Parker?

While visiting in Arizona friends I met would ask where I live when I'm not on my motorhome. When I'd respond, many of them would give me a knowing nod. But, then they realized I said Colorado, not Arizona.
I began to wonder about Parker, AZ, and then we drove through the little town on the banks of the Colorado River... in Arizona, not in Colorado.



I did a little research and here are some facts about the two Parkers:


Parker, AZ
Parker, CO
Population
3073
45,789
Founded
1908
1864
Population Density
2212
140
Incorporated
1948
1981
Households
15,917
973
Size
22 sq miles
20.81 sq miles
Median Age
33
33
Median Income
$45,249
$90,808
Unemployment
9%
6.1%
Median Home Age
34
9.9 (50% of houses built after 1999)
Median Home Cost
124,600 (58% owned)
250,900 (73% owned)
Elevation
420
5918
Sunny Days
306
242
Annual Rain
3”
14
Snowfall
0
53”
Average July High
108
86
Average January Low
36
41

I'm thinking that Parker, AZ is more my style! Well, except for the summertime high temperature! What about you? Which Parker would you choose to live in, given the chance?


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