Parks, Arizona is a small town with a population of just over 1,000. There is a surplus of opportunities for middle-aged professionals, who account for a larger portion of the population here (61%) than nationally (38%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just over 53, the town's population skews older than most cities in Arizona. Home ownership is more common than renting in Parks, and 19% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,196 a month, exceeding the state average by $152/month, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 33 minutes, Parks's commute time is slower than the Arizona average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 44% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Parks has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 12% have a Bachelor's degree. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Parks. The four most common are education, healthcare, construction, and public administration. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Parks workers bring in an average annual income of about $71,000, roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Arizona. Parks's average income also is nearly on par with the national average of $73,345.
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