Parsons, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 9,761 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.2%
 
Males: 4,529  (46.4%)
Females: 5,232  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67357.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,368 (it was $28,345 in 2000)
Parsons:

$39,368
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,173 (it was $15,763 in 2000)

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $69,536 (it was $37,400 in 2000)
Parsons:

$69,536
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,851; detached houses: $81,221; townhouses or other attached units: $62,725; mobile homes: $35,391

Median gross rent in 2017: $601.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parsons: 73.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.2%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.9% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for other race residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parsons, KS (2010)
    • 8,42580.2%White alone
    • 8958.5%Black alone
    • 5975.7%Hispanic
    • 3973.8%Two or more races
    • 1121.1%American Indian alone
    • 650.6%Asian alone
    • 70.07%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Parsons detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Parsons, Kansas as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parsons is 274 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Parsons by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
1
(10.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(44.1)
4
(35.4)
2
(17.9)
4
(36.1)
6
(54.4)
7
(66.2)
6
(57.1)
4
(39.6)
9
(89.9)
11
(112.1)
6
(62.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(88.3)
8
(70.9)
7
(62.6)
4
(36.1)
18
(163.3)
3
(28.4)
4
(38.1)
3
(29.7)
10
(99.8)
5
(50.9)
6
(62.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
63
(556.1)
58
(513.7)
73
(652.4)
82
(740.2)
108
(979.5)
80
(757.1)
52
(494.9)
47
(465.3)
53
(529.2)
60
(611.3)
78
(807.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(1,068)
113
(1,001)
137
(1,224)
142
(1,282)
249
(2,258)
98
(927.4)
111
(1,056)
128
(1,267)
100
(998.4)
115
(1,172)
80
(827.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
486
(4,290)
398
(3,525)
516
(4,611)
473
(4,270)
469
(4,254)
427
(4,041)
343
(3,264)
305
(3,019)
351
(3,504)
305
(3,107)
251
(2,597)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(167.7)
25
(221.4)
26
(232.4)
13
(117.3)
17
(154.2)
21
(198.7)
10
(95.2)
22
(217.8)
19
(189.7)
22
(224.1)
14
(144.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
11
(97.1)
6
(53.1)
12
(107.2)
9
(81.2)
4
(36.3)
9
(85.2)
4
(38.1)
11
(108.9)
4
(39.9)
4
(40.8)
5
(51.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)432.8381.1452.3457.7629.0474.3368.2400.1432.9471.8423.8

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Crime rate in Parsons detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: American (26.5%), English (13.3%), German (12.6%), Irish (8.9%), European (1.4%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1871

Elevation: 907 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 942 people per square mile   (low).

Parsons, Kansas map

106 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,608 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,216 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tulsa, OK (91.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (325.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Labette, KS (3.0 miles),
Galesburg, KS (3.2 miles),
Altamont, KS (3.2 miles ),
Mound Valley, KS (3.4 miles ),
St. Paul, KS (3.7 miles ),
McCune, KS (3.7 miles ),
Oswego, KS (3.8 miles ),
Thayer, KS (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Purple Martin Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,633 (+25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,847 (84.6%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Parsons, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Parsons, KS in 2017
Parsons satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Parsons, KS residents
Average permit cost in Parsons, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Parsons, KS
Historical housing units in Parsons, KS
Most common industries in Parsons, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.2%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Parsons, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)

Average climate in Parsons, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Parsons-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Parsons city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 9/27/1959, a category F4 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parsons-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from Parsons center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from Parsons center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 305.8 miles away from Parsons center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Labette County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parsons topographic map

Hospitals in Parsons:

  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER (400 KATY)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF KANSAS LLC (1906 MAIN SUITES 103-107)
  • KATY MEMORIAL HOSP (provides emergency services, 400 KATY ST)
  • LABETTE HEALTH (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1902 SOUTH US HWY 59)
  • PARSONS STATE HOSPITAL (2601 GABRIEL PO BOX 738)

Nursing Homes in Parsons:

  • ELMHAVEN (1315 S 15TH ST)
  • ELMHAVEN EAST (1400 S 15TH ST)
  • ELMHAVEN WEST NURSING HOME (1315 S 15TH ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PARSONS (709 LEAWOOD DR)
  • LABETTE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (1902 S US HIGHWAY 59)
  • PARSONS GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (709 LEAWOOD DR)
  • PARSONS NURSING CENTER (3500 BROADWAY AVE)
  • PARSONS PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (3501 DIRR AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Parsons:

  • PARSONS DIALYSIS CENTER (1902 S HWY 59, BLDG B)

Home Health Centers in Parsons:

  • HOME HEALTHCARE CONNECTION SE (1717 CORNING)
  • INDEPENDENT STRIDES HOME HEALTH (315 NORTH 16TH)

Airports located in Parsons:

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College/University in Parsons:

  • Labette Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,256; Location: 200 S 14th; Public; Website: www.labette.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 32 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 39 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Allen County Community College (about 42 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 48 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 62 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Rogers State University (about 74 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • John Brown University (about 89 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)

Public high schools in Parsons:

  • PARSONS SR HIGH (Students: 415, Location: 3030 MORTON, Grades: 9-12)
  • ST. HOSP. TRAINING CENTER PARSONS (Location: 2601 GABRIEL, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Parsons:

  • MEADOWVIEW ELEM (Students: 341, Location: 1377 21,000 ROAD, Grades: PK-8)
  • PARSONS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 326, Location: 2719 MAIN, Grades: 6-8)
  • GUTHRIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 193, Location: 1020 SOUTH 31ST STREET, Grades: 4-5)
  • SERVICE VALLEY CHARTER ACADEMY (Location: 21101 WALLACE ROAD, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • LINCOLN SCHOOL (Location: 1800 DIRR ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • GARFIELD SCHOOL (Location: 300 SOUTH 14TH STREET, Grades: 2-3)

Private elementary/middle school in Parsons:

  • ST PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 1831 STEVENS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Parsons

Library in Parsons:

  • PARSONS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $381,216; Location: 311 S 17TH STREET; 60,344 books; 2,385 audio materials; 3,170 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KLKC AM & FM are now owned by SKIL

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Parsons: Katy Parsons Golf Club (A), Parsons Water Treatment Plant (B), Parsons Arboretum (C), Flynn Industrial Park (D), Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center - Parsons Unit (E), Beachner Grain Elevator Number 1 (F), Belmont Square (G), Parsons Police Department (H), KLKC - FM (Parsons) (I), Labette County Judicial Center (J), Parsons Fire Department (K), Parsons Police Department Jail (L), Labette County Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (M), Parsons Fire Department Station 2 (N), Labette County Health Department (O), Parsons Public Library (P), Parsons Historical Society (Q), Parsons Iron Horse Museum (R), Parsons City Hall (S), Parsons Senior Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parsons include: Vineyard Christian Fellowship (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Faith United Methodist Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Tolen Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Parsons include: Winway Park (1), Glenwood Park (2), Circle Park (3), Forest Park (4), Lopez Park (5), Marvel Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Parsons Chamber of Commerce (1715 Corning Avenue) (1), Labette County Convention & Visitor's Bureau (1715 Corning Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Townsman Motel (Highway 59 South) (1), Parsons Super 8 Motel (229 Main St) (2), GuestHouse Intl Canterbury (400 East Main Street) (3), Super 8 Motel (229 Main Street) (4), 160 Motel (East Main) (5), Parsonian Hotel (1725 Broadway Avenue) (6), Days Inn (400 Main Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Labette County - District Judge Robert J Fleming- Court Reporter (201 South Central Avenue) (1), Labette County - Clerk of District Court (201 South Central Avenue) (2), Labette County - Home Health Agency (South Highway 59) (3), Labette County - Associate District Judge- District Judge Daniel Brewster- Court Repo (201 South Central Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bill Guthridge - Basketball player-coach, Buck Clayton - Jazz trumpeter, Ron Richard - Politician, Shaun Hill - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jan 9, 1980), T. Claude Ryan - Aviator, M. Penn Phillips - Real estate businessman, Derrel Gofourth - Football player, Fred Bradley - Baseball player, Gil Britton - Major League Baseball shortstop, Nathaniel Motte - Male singer.

Labette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Parsons and their reported violations in the past:

LABETTE CO RWD 8 (Population served: 1,063, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2011)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2011)
GREAT PLAINS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (Population served: 182, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-28-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2012)
  • 23 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Parsons in 2010:

  • 191 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Parsons in 2000:

  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 201 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 16 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Parsons (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank: Parsons West Branch, at 1901 Main Street, Parsons Down Town Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.9 mil, Deposits: $190.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 8 total offices
  • Great Southern Bank: Parsons Branch at 1900 Main Street, branch established on 1871/01/01; Motor Bank Branch at 1719-1727 Corning Street, branch established on 1973/04/23. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Neodesha Bank: Parsons Branch at 1230 Main Street, branch established on 1903/07/14; North 6th Street Branch at 3201 North 6th Street, branch established on 2006/03/22. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $77.1 mil, Deposits: $69.8 mil, headquarters in Neodesha, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.
  • Labette Bank: Parsons Branch at 2121 Main Street, branch established on 2004/12/30; Parsons Branch at 3129 Main Street, branch established on 1990/04/16. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $328.7 mil, Deposits: $288.3 mil, headquarters in Altamont, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Labette County Bankshares, Inc.
  • Community National Bank & Trust: Parsons Branch at 330 North 16th St, branch established on 2001/01/08. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Parsons:

Marital status in Parsons, KS
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Parsons
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parsons, KS (based on Labette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78037
Mainline Protestant4,71322
Catholic1,0002
Other2582
Black Protestant1231
None10,733-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Labette County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Labette County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Labette County:

10.8%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.0%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Parsons:

21.3%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Parsons:

10.7%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Parsons:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Parsons:

34.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Parsons:

77.8%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parsons, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$88,239$42,3550$0
Firefighters 19$67,669$42,7380$0
Sewerage 11$31,131$33,9610$0
Solid Waste Management 10$25,923$31,1080$0
Other and Unallocable 9$29,503$39,3371$678
Streets and Highways 9$26,946$35,9280$0
Water Supply 9$28,341$37,7881$742
Police - Other 9$23,580$31,4400$0
Other Government Administration 8$33,279$49,9195$1,329
Parks and Recreation 7$16,791$28,7850$0
Financial Administration 6$18,097$36,1940$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,724$52,3441$1,280
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 124$398,223$38,5388$4,029

Parsons government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $922,000 ($94.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000 ($47.74)
    Water Utilities: $253,000 ($25.92)
    Regular Highways: $229,000 ($23.46)
    Natural Resources - Other: $183,000 ($18.75)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($12.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($2.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($1.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($1.43)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.31)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,366,000 ($242.39)
    General - Other: $2,036,000 ($208.59)
    Water Utilities: $1,638,000 ($167.81)
    Sewerage: $1,524,000 ($156.13)
    Central Staff Services: $1,243,000 ($127.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,181,000 ($120.99)
    Health - Other: $1,105,000 ($113.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,048,000 ($107.37)
    Regular Highways: $623,000 ($63.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $577,000 ($59.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $162,000 ($16.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $156,000 ($15.98)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $135,000 ($13.83)
    Air Transportation: $85,000 ($8.71)
    Libraries: $69,000 ($7.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $700,000 ($71.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,722,000 ($278.86)

Parsons government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,069,000 ($211.97)
    Other: $1,829,000 ($187.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,120,000 ($114.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($4.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($1.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $692,000 ($70.89)
    General Local Government Support: $73,000 ($7.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $257,000 ($26.33)
    Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($7.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $67,000 ($6.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $38,000 ($3.89)
    Rents: $30,000 ($3.07)
    Special Assessments: $18,000 ($1.84)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($1.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,621,000 ($268.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $335,000 ($34.32)
    General Local Government Support: $282,000 ($28.89)
    Other: $236,000 ($24.18)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,344,000 ($342.59)
    Property: $3,015,000 ($308.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $794,000 ($81.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $343,000 ($35.14)
    Other License: $31,000 ($3.18)

Parsons government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,134,000 ($1038.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,969,000 ($918.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,165,000 ($119.35)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $690,000 ($70.69)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $590,000 ($60.44)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($10.24)

Parsons government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,664,000 ($682.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $690,000 ($70.69)

4.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,831 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Montgomery County, KS  0.73% ($43,724 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.44% ($25,200)
from Neosho County, KS  0.41% ($30,091)
Businesses in Parsons, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
Ace Hardware1SONIC Drive-In1
Best Western1Sears1
Burger King1Sleep Inn1
Chevrolet1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy2U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS3
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Parsons:

  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KLKC (1540 AM; 0 kW; PARSONS, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parsons:

  • KLKC-FM (93.5 FM; PARSONS, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K208EK (89.5 FM; THAYER, KS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSN (98.1 FM; DEARING, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KARF (91.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKRK (98.9 FM; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Parsons:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K54GC (Channel 54; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Parsons fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 105Number of bridges
  • 958ft / 292mTotal length
  • $8,682,000Total costs
  • 143,312Total average daily traffic
  • 23,274Total average daily truck traffic
  • 187,874Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Parsons, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41910-1919
  • 81920-1929
  • 181930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 122000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Parsons, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Parsons)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Parsons, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parsons)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Parsons)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 97. The highest number of reported fires - 179 took place in 2006, and the least - 42 in 2008. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Parsons, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.5%), and Outside Fires (41.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parsons, KS
    • 68441.5%Structure Fires
    • 67541.0%Outside Fires
    • 26215.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 271.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsons, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Parsons, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel Parsons, 229 E Main, Parsons, Kansas 67357 , Phone: (620) 421-8000, Fax: (620) 421-8228
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1807 Harding Dr, Parsons, Kansas 67357 , Phone: (620) 421-6126, Fax: (620) 421-6125
  • Best Western Parsons Inn, 101 E Main, Parsons, Kansas 67357 , Phone: (620) 423-0303, Fax: (620) 423-0029
  • Best Western Parsons Inn, 101 E Main St, Parsons, Kansas 67357 , Phone: (620) 423-0303, Fax: (620) 423-0029
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Parsons, Kansas
Most common first names in Parsons, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14980.2 years
John14376.4 years
William12476.9 years
James11573.2 years
Robert9071.2 years
Charles8776.5 years
George6378.2 years
Helen5079.4 years
Ruth4979.7 years
Hazel4782.8 years
Most common last names in Parsons, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7777.1 years
Jones6074.2 years
Johnson4476.8 years
Brown4275.2 years
Williams3374.5 years
Moore3182.7 years
Myers3174.0 years
Miller2682.7 years
Cook2582.4 years
Walker2481.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parsons, KS
  • 79.8%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parsons, KS
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Parsons compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Parsons on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
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  • Jeffery Lynn Peterson (1)
  • Peter M. Allen (1)
  • Melinda L. Johnson (1)

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