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Town of Parker – Population

Parker Overview | Parker Population | Parker Community Profile

 
 
1990
2000
2008
Parker
2,897
3,140
3,385
La Paz County
13,844
19,715
21,544
Arizona
3,665,228
5,130,632
6,629,455
Sources: Arizona Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau.
 
 
 
 
 
1990
2000
2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,358
1,646
1,643
Unemployed
82
95
107
Unemployment Rate
6.0%
5.8%
6.5%
       
Sources: Arizona Department of Commerce.
 
 
 
 
Principal Economic Activities
Parker's economy is based primarily on tourism, retail trade and services. The 16-mile strip of the Colorado River, between Parker Dam and Headgate Rock Dam, provides many water-based recreational activities and makes Parker a destination point for tourists and winter visitors. Parker also serves as the trade and business center for the Colorado River Indian Reservation and area small towns. Agriculture, historically the major economic base of Parker, continues to contribute to the economy.
 
County Employment
 
2008
Government
2,575
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
 
 
1,200
Other private Service- Providing
 
 
950
Goods Producing
 
 
250
Sources: Arizona Department of Commerce
Figures are organized under the North American Industrial classification System
(NAICS).
 
       
Growth Indicators
1990
2000
2008
New Building Permits
77
N/R
14
Taxable Sales ($)
31.7 million
52.2 million
63.7 million
Net Assessed Value ($)
11.3 million
16.3 million
26.9 million
Sources: Arizona State Univ., AZ Dept. of Revenue, AZ Tax Research Assoc.
2008 New building permit data incomplete: one or more months not available
 
 
 
       
Private Employers
 
Public Employers
 
Arizona California Railroad
 
Colorado River Indian Tribes
 
Bashas
 
La Paz County
 
Dayton Richmond Inc.
 
Parker Unified School District
 
La Paz Regional Hospital
 
Town of Parker
 
Safeway