Parker, Texas

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Parker, Texas
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Location of Parker in Collin County, Texas
Location of Parker in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°3′25″N 96°37′17″W / 33.05694°N 96.62139°W / 33.05694; -96.62139Coordinates: 33°3′25″N 96°37′17″W / 33.05694°N 96.62139°W / 33.05694; -96.62139
CountryUnited States
 • Total8.55 sq mi (22.13 km2)
 • Land8.52 sq mi (22.06 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
604 ft (184 m)
 • Total3,811
 • Estimate 
 • Density607.70/sq mi (234.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)214, 469, 945, 972
FIPS code48-55152[3]
GNIS feature ID1378837[4]

Parker is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,462 in 2020.[5]


The first settlers arrived in the area that is now Parker in the early 1840s. The town was named after 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.[6]

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.[7]


Parker is located in southern Collin County at 33°03′25″N 96°37′17″W / 33.056914°N 96.621268°W / 33.056914; -96.621268.[8] It is bordered to the north by Allen, to the west by Plano, to the south by Murphy, to the southeast by Wylie, and to the northeast by Lucas. It is 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the center of Dallas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.39%, is water.[9] Parker is the location of the famed Southfork Ranch, the setting used in the television series Dallas.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Parker racial composition as of 2020[5]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,148 57.63%
Black or African American (NH) 333 6.1%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 7 0.13%
Asian (NH) 1,036 18.97%
Some Other Race (NH) 28 0.51%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 234 4.28%
Hispanic or Latino 676 12.38%
Total 5,462

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,462 people, 1,250 households, and 1,228 families residing in the city.[5]


A small part of Parker is served by the Allen Independent School District, while the majority is served by the Plano Independent School District.

The portion of Parker in AISD is served by Allen High School. The portion of Parker in PISD is served by Plano East Senior High School.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  6. ^ "City History". Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  7. ^ "National Historic Cemetery Info" (PDF). Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Parker city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[11][12]

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