Parker is a city located in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Home to a population of just 840 residents, Parker is considered to be the smallest incorporated city by population in the United States, though this has been disputed. Parker is an incorporated city, however; it was incorporated during the Pennsylvania Oil Boom in the 1870’s and at one point the city had a population of over 20,000. However, once the oil boom ended Parker’s population began to disappear, and the city has not eclipsed a thousand residents since the 1920 U.S. census. Parker is a part of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, though it sits almost 70 miles north of the city.
Basic Facts About Parker
- Current population: 840
- Current mayor: William McCall
- Total area: 0.9 sq mi (approx)
- Official website: http://www.visitparker.us/index.html
- Located in: Armstrong County
- Founded in: 1873
- Zip codes: 16049
- Area codes: 814, 724
Auto Transport Tips to and from Parker
Parker sits well away from the city of Pittsburgh, the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Normally sitting inside a major city’s metropolitan area is a good thing when it comes to finding car shipping services; however, the city of Parker is so small that many auto transport carriers won’t want to go there. This can cause prices to rise for shipment into and out of Parker and will likely increase your wait times for pickup and delivery, unfortunately.
You can likely mitigate this somewhat by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Parker and somewhere closer to Pittsburgh. Carriers want to run routes into and out of major metro areas that surround major cities because that’s where their customers are. Moving vehicles into and out of rural areas away from major cities can be more expensive for carrier companies and less cost-effective per-vehicle, which means customers will have to pay more to cover those costs. Moving your pickup or delivery somewhere closer to Pittsburgh, preferably along a major interstate, should help mitigate some of those costs and keep your pickup or delivery windows shorter.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Parker, Pennsylvania, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free car shipping quotes in your email inbox from top vehicle shippers, and once you have your quotes you can then compare those companies against one another to find the right car shipper for your needs and budget. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your car shipping quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live auto transport agents.
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