Parker, Kansas

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Parker is a city in Linn County, Kansas, United States. The population was 281 at the 2000 census.

Parker is the hometown of U.S. Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback.



Parker is located at 38°19′44″N 94°59′27″W / 38.32889°N 94.99083°W / 38.32889; -94.99083 (38.328875, -94.990795)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 281 people, 96 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,018.1 people per square mile (387.5/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 394.9/sq mi (150.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.51% White, 0.36% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 96 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% 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 3.59.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 11.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,531, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,110. About 19.2% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.1% of those sixty five or over.

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