Parker, SD Population

Population: 1,031. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,001 (-2.9% change)
Males: 502 (48.7%), Females: 529 (51.3%)

Turner County

Zip code: 57053

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $37,250
Median house value: $64,800

Races in Parker:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (48.1%), Norwegian (12.8%), Irish (8.7%), Dutch (7.3%), Danish (7.2%), English (6.2%).

Elevation: 1372 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Parker

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parker city

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+3.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Parker:

  • PIONEER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – CAH (about 14 miles; VIBORG, SD)
  • FREEMAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-CAH (about 24 miles; FREEMAN, SD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Parker:

  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 31 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 38 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 66 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Parker:

  • MARV SKIE-LINCOLN COUNTY (about 24 miles; TEA, SD; Abbreviation: Y14)
  • CANTON MUNI (about 41 miles; CANTON, SD; Abbreviation: 7G9)
  • MADISON MUNI (about 42 miles; MADISON, SD; Abbreviation: MDS)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parker:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 43 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 82 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 91 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 107 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 119 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (about 145 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)

Schools

Public high school in Parker:

  • PARKER HI SCH (Students: 157; Location: 330 W 2ND; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Parker:

  • PARKER ELEM (Students: 202; Location: 330 W 2ND; Grades: PK – 06)
  • PARKER JR HI (Students: 73; Location: 330 W 2ND; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Parker:

  • PARKER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,101; Location: 115 N MAIN; 13,845 books; 300 audio materials; 344 video materials; 35 serial subscriptions)

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