The first settlers arrived in the area that is now Parker in the early 1840s. The town was named after the William C. Parker, the son of the area’s first known settler, John C. Parker. It was incorporated as a city on March 22, 1969.
Corinth Presbyterian Church was founded in Parker in 1846, with the current sanctuary built in 1923, and is thought to be the oldest continuing congregation in Collin County.
- Median Age: 40.6
- Population Growth (2000-2013): 194.60%
- Population Density: 781 people per square mile
- Students Passing STARR K-11: 90%
- Average SAT Score: 1666
- Students Taking SAT/ACT: 82.20%
- Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,668
- Violent Crime Rate: 0.25 per 1,000 residents
- Non-Violent Crime Rate: 9.74 per 1,000 residents
- Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $568,486
- Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 25.40%
- Owner-Occupied Homes: 95.00%
- Walkability (New York City is an 88): 0