Parker has the 604th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Parker is part of the Denver metro area. Unemployment in the Denver area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Denver has the 18th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Parker is above average at $54,450, and the median cost of a home in Parker is $288,400, which is above the national average. 51% of workers in Parker hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Parker. 79% of Parker workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Parker spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.