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Population in 2012: 10,327 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 

Males: 5,118  (49.6%)
Females: 5,209  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  37.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67357.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,003 (it was $28,345 in 2000)
Parsons:

$37,003
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,570

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,166 (it was $37,400 in 2000)
Parsons:

$56,166
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,570; Detached houses: $66,933; Mobile homes: $27,550

Median gross rent in 2012: $557.

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  • White alone - 8,615 (82.0%)
  • Black alone - 659 (6.3%)
  • Hispanic - 595 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 532 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parsons: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.6%), Irish (15.7%), English (15.2%), United States (5.8%), French (3.0%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1871

Elevation: 907 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 997 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsons city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

218 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.2% Latin America).

This city:  2.1%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Parsons, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Parsons to the number of sex offenders is 344 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,159 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,056 (2.1%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.34 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,613 (+24.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,964 (86.0%)

Area code: 620

Parsons household income distribution Parsons home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Parsons by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.09.50.0
Rapes 2105424676
per 100,000 17.28.80.044.135.417.936.154.466.257.1
Robberies 1094108741834
per 100,000 86.079.535.388.370.962.636.1163.328.438.1
Assaults 575653635873821088052
per 100,000 490.0494.7467.1556.1513.7652.4740.2979.5757.1494.9
Burglaries 13120312812111313714224998111
per 100,000 1126.21793.11128.21068.11000.81224.31281.82258.3927.41056.4
Thefts 342491391486398516473469427343
per 100,000 2940.24337.13446.14289.93524.94611.34269.74253.64040.93264.5
Auto thefts 19211319252613172110
per 100,000 163.3185.5114.6167.7221.4232.4117.3154.2198.795.2
Arson 526116129494
per 100,000 43.017.752.997.153.1107.281.236.385.238.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 339.2433.6322.5423.0372.5442.0447.3614.7463.6359.9

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Kansas average:

2.68

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Parsons, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -469 (-3.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Parsons-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 188% 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 significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Labette County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Parsons:

  • PARSONS DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1902 S HWY 59, BLDG B)
  • HOME HEALTHCARE CONNECTION SE (Home Health Center, 1717 CORNING)
  • INDEPENDENT STRIDES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 315 NORTH 16TH)
  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER (Hospital, 400 KATY)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF KANSAS LLC (Hospital, 1906 MAIN SUITES 103-107)
  • KATY MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, 400 KATY ST)
  • LABETTE HEALTH (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1902 SOUTH US HWY 59)
  • PARSONS STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 2601 GABRIEL PO BOX 738)
  • ELMHAVEN (Nursing Home, 1315 S 15TH ST)
  • ELMHAVEN EAST (Nursing Home, 1400 S 15TH ST)
  • ELMHAVEN WEST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1315 S 15TH ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PARSONS (Nursing Home, 709 LEAWOOD DR)
  • LABETTE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 1902 S US HIGHWAY 59)
  • PARSONS GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, 709 LEAWOOD DR)
  • PARSONS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 3500 BROADWAY AVE)
  • PARSONS PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, 3501 DIRR AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Parsons, KS

Airports located in Parsons:


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College/University in Parsons:

  • Labette Community College (Full-time enrollment: 825; 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: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 48 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 62 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Rogers State University (about 74 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • Emporia State University (about 90 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • University of Tulsa (about 91 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 92 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)

Public high school in Parsons:

Public elementary/middle schools in Parsons:

Private elementary/middle school in Parsons:

  • ST PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 1831 STEVENS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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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

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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

 
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:

KANSAS ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (Population served: 182, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-05-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Atrazine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-1996), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-1996), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-24-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-21-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-1999)
LABETTE CO RWD 2 (Population served: 182, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-07-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2000)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for American Indian residents, 61.8% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Parsons, KS

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

Parsons compared to Kansas state average:

Parsons, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Parsons, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel Parsons, 229 E Main, Parsons, KS 67357 , Phone: (620) 421-8000, Fax: (620) 421-8228
  • Guest House International Canterbury Inn, 400 E Main St, Parsons, KS 67357 , Phone: (620) 421-5000, Fax: (620) 421-9123
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1807 Harding Dr, Parsons, KS 67357 , Phone: (620) 421-6126, Fax: (620) 421-6125
  • Best Western Parsons Inn, 101 E Main, Parsons, KS 67357 , Phone: (620) 423-0303, Fax: (620) 423-0029
  • Best Western Parsons Inn, 101 E Main St, Parsons, KS 67357 , Phone: (620) 423-0303, Fax: (620) 423-0029
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Parsons, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Parsons travel time to work - commute


Parsons mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Parsons city (based on Labette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.90%
Here51.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents20.5%16.5%13.3%9.0%8.2%
Congregations27.3%5.5%9.1%5.5%12.7%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)International Church of the Foursquare GospelChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents7.4%4.1%3.6%3.3%14.2%
Congregations1.8%1.8%3.6%7.3%25.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.8%
Kansas:

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

10.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$25,915$34,5531$697
Other Government Administration 7$24,888$42,6656$1,618
Judicial and Legal 2$8,059$48,3541$1,554
Police Protection - Officers 23$73,671$38,4371$283
Police - Other 7$15,934$27,3150$0
Firefighters 19$57,540$36,3410$0
Streets and Highways 12$29,307$29,3070$0
Welfare 5$16,468$39,5230$0
Solid Waste Management 8$19,501$29,2521$423
Sewerage 9$27,449$36,5990$0
Parks and Recreation 8$19,324$28,9861$542
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$16,468$32,9360$0
Water Supply 12$35,513$35,5130$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,507$42,0840$0
Totals for Government 128$373,544$35,02011$5,117

Parsons government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,706,000 ($262.03)
    Regular Highways: $950,000 ($91.99)
    Water Utilities: $772,000 ($74.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $158,000 ($15.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($9.68)
    Air Transportation: $75,000 ($7.26)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,615,000 ($253.22)
    Water Utilities: $2,248,000 ($217.68)
    Sewerage: $1,203,000 ($116.49)
    Police Protection: $1,188,000 ($115.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $894,000 ($86.57)
    Regular Highways: $796,000 ($77.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $738,000 ($71.46)
    Central Staff Services: $637,000 ($61.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $456,000 ($44.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $326,000 ($31.57)
    Libraries: $269,000 ($26.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $245,000 ($23.72)
    General Public Buildings: $188,000 ($18.20)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($6.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $61,000 ($5.91)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($4.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $90,000 ($8.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,037,000 ($100.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($6.10)
    Regular Highways: $57,000 ($5.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($0.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,992,000 ($386.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $311,000 ($30.12)

Parsons government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,183,000 ($114.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $751,000 ($72.72)
    Housing and Community Development: $247,000 ($23.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($1.84)
    All Other: $11,000 ($1.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $287,000 ($27.79)
    All Other: $32,000 ($3.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $879,000 ($85.12)
    All Other: $16,000 ($1.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $425,000 ($41.15)
    Interest Earnings: $356,000 ($34.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000 ($24.21)
    Rents: $59,000 ($5.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($3.49)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,246,000 ($217.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $405,000 ($39.22)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($5.62)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.48)
  • Tax - Property: $2,630,000 ($254.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,514,000 ($146.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $592,000 ($57.33)
    Other License: $50,000 ($4.84)

Parsons government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,534,000 ($1794.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,119,000 ($1754.53)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,690,000 ($163.65)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,590,000 ($153.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000 ($40.19)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($9.68)

Parsons government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,578,000 ($1024.31)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,607,000 ($155.61)

5.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, KS  0.63% ($35,480 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.40% ($28,406)
from Neosho County, KS  0.40% ($20,813)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, KS  0.55% ($24,295 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.51% ($26,049)
to Jasper County, MO  0.46% ($27,865)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Parsons fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 71 meters (233ft)
Total costs: $4,308,000
Total average daily traffic: 39,349
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,816

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 1
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: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Parsons, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (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: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parsons)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Parsons)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 179
  • Hazardous Condition: 90
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Parsons


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsons, KS

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
Businesses in Parsons, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Ace Hardware1Sears1
Best Western1Sleep Inn1
Burger King1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
La-Z-Boy2U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1U.S. Cellular1
MasterBrand Cabinets4UPS3
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Parsons, KS


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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
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