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Parker City, Indiana
Town
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Location of Parker City in the state of Indiana
Location of Parker City in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Randolph
Township Monroe
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,419
 • Estimate (2012) 1,400
 • Density 2,489.5/sq mi (961.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47368
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-57978
GNIS feature ID 440883

Parker City is a town in Monroe Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,419 at the 2010 census.

History

Parker City was originally called Morristown, and under the latter name was platted in 1851. A post office has been in operation at Parker City since 1853.

Geography

Parker City is located at 40°11′25″N 85°12′12″W / 40.190201°N 85.203351°W / 40.190201; -85.203351.

According to the 2010 census, Parker City has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all land. It is located at an elevation of 1025 feet.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 909
1910 800 −12.0%
1920 697 −12.9%
1930 794 13.9%
1940 786 −1.0%
1950 915 16.4%
1960 1,181 29.1%
1970 1,179 −0.2%
1980 1,414 19.9%
1990 1,323 −6.4%
2000 1,416 7.0%
2010 1,419 0.2%
Est. 2015 1,370 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,419 people, 544 households, and 372 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,489.5 inhabitants per square mile (961.2/km2). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 1,061.4 per square mile (409.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 544 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the town was 40.5 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,416 people, 549 households, and 390 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,444.0 people per square mile (943.6/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 1,026.9 per square mile (396.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.15% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

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Parker City from the air, looking northeast.

There were 549 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $38,984. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,552. About 9.9% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.


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