Parsons, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 2,290 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 1,077  (47.0%)
Females: 1,213  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38363.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,908 (it was $22,688 in 2000)
Parsons:

$35,908
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,993 (it was $18,077 in 2000)

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,935 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Parsons:

$105,935
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,699; detached houses: $144,945; mobile homes: $61,397

Median gross rent in 2019: $365.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parsons: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.7% for Black residents, 13.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parsons, TN (2019)
    • 2,01887.5%White alone
    • 1858.0%Black alone
    • 803.5%Two or more races
    • 130.6%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Parsons, Tennessee as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parsons is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Parsons by year

Type

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2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(85.8)
2
(84.9)
1
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(40.4)
1
(42.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(282.7)
7
(294.5)
4
(170.0)
2
(85.5)
6
(241.9)
6
(250.6)
5
(210.3)
3
(128.0)
4
(170.6)
2
(85.6)
6
(257.4)
12
(509.6)
7
(302.2)
5
(217.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(1,050)
21
(883.5)
8
(340.0)
12
(513.3)
9
(362.9)
9
(375.9)
11
(462.6)
9
(384.1)
13
(554.4)
13
(556.5)
9
(386.1)
9
(382.2)
8
(345.4)
1
(43.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(1,414)
25
(1,052)
27
(1,147)
31
(1,326)
26
(1,048)
29
(1,211)
31
(1,304)
19
(810.9)
26
(1,109)
22
(941.8)
31
(1,330)
23
(976.6)
24
(1,036)
16
(694.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(201.9)
4
(168.3)
3
(127.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(125.3)
3
(126.2)
2
(85.4)
2
(85.3)
5
(214.0)
4
(171.6)
3
(127.4)
3
(129.5)
11
(477.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index214.9188.9113.9106.1115.7134.9136.7104.6158.2110.9214.1245.9171.0112.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Parsons, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.47
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (28.2%), Irish (20.5%), English (10.3%), African (8.7%), European (3.7%), German (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 586 people per square mile   (low).

Parsons, Tennessee map

65 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $639 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $546 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (39.2 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (83.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (428.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Decaturville, TN (2.1 miles ),
Darden, TN (2.7 miles ),
Chesterfield, TN (2.9 miles ),
Scotts Hill, TN (3.4 miles ),
Lexington, TN (3.9 miles ),
Linden, TN (4.0 miles ),
Holladay, TN (4.1 miles ),
Sardis, TN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 35.65 N, Longitude: 88.12 W

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Parsons, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Parsons, TN in 2019
Parsons satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $39,700
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $52,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Parsons, TN residents
Average permit cost in Parsons, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Parsons, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Machinery (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.4%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Parsons, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Top executives (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)

Average climate in Parsons, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Parsons-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Parsons city center killed 38 people and injured 157 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parsons-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 278% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Parsons 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 114.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city 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 131.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from Parsons center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 6, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parsons topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Parsons:

  • DECATUR COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 969 TENNESSEE AVE S)
  • (CLOSED) GOLDEN BUTTERFLY HC (766 TENNESSEE AVE)
  • TENNESSEE QUALITY HOMECARE SW (580 TENNESSEE AVENUE NORTH)
  • VOLUNTEER HOMECARE OF WEST TN (405 TENNESSEE AVENUE SOUTH)
  • DECATUR COUNTY MANOR (726 KENTUCKY AVE)

Heliports located in Parsons:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 38 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Bethel University (about 41 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Union University (about 42 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 58 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 3,383)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 64 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • University of North Alabama (about 64 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Murray State University (about 68 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)

Public elementary/middle schools in Parsons:

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Library in Parsons:

  • PARSONS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,174; Location: 535 TN AVE S.; 12,053 books; 1,645 audio materials; 1,389 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Parsons: City of Parsons Fire Department (A), Decatur County Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B), Decatur County Rescue Squad (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parsons include: Cross Roads Baptist Church (A), Parsons United Methodist Church (B), Parsons First Baptist Church (C), First United Pentecostal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buckner Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Deerfield Inn (863 Tennessee Avenue North), Jake's Motor Inn (3946 Highway 412 East).

Birthplace of: Little David Wilkins - Country musician, Calvin Garrett - Basketball player.

Decatur 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:

PARSONS WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 4,063, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-09-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-09-2008)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
NORTH U.D. OF DECATUR/BENTON CO. (Population served: 3,131, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2007)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2005)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2005)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2005)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PERRYVILLE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 3,107, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010), St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-25-2010 to MAY-15-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
103 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
142 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Parsons (2011 data):

  • Community South Bank: Parsons Branch, Parsons Drive Thru Branch, at 51 West Main Street. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $569.9 mil, Deposits: $534.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Bank: Parsons Branch at 450 Tennessee Avenue South, branch established on 2007/10/15. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $2,074.4 mil, Deposits: $1,734.5 mil, headquarters in Lexington, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Decatur County Bank: Parsons Branch at 300 South Tennessee Avenue, branch established on 1979/10/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.2 mil, Deposits: $77.5 mil, headquarters in Decaturville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Bancshares, Inc
  • Farmers Bank: at 29 East Main Street, branch established on 1907/03/09. Info updated 2008/09/09: Bank assets: $36.7 mil, Deposits: $32.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Townsend Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Parsons:

Marital status in Parsons, TN
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Parsons
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parsons, TN (based on Decatur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21537
Mainline Protestant1,01311
Black Protestant2514
Catholic881
Other--
None5,190-
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: 5
Decatur County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Decatur County:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Decatur County:

9.71 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

12.4%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.8%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Parsons:

44.7%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Parsons:

36.1%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Parsons:

28.1
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Parsons:

18.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.2%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Parsons:

28.9%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

49.8%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Parsons:

73.9%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parsons, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8$15,944$23,9161$1,021
Police Protection - Officers 6$16,735$33,4702$3,812
Streets and Highways 5$12,406$29,7741$2,142
Gas Supply 5$14,648$35,1556$5,789
Other Government Administration 4$10,661$31,9839$1,008
Solid Waste Management 2$4,008$24,0480$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,953$29,7185$1,453
Sewerage 1$2,842$34,1040$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$3,844
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$302
Totals for Government 33$82,197$29,89029$19,371

Parsons government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,725,000 ($753.28)
    Water Utilities: $841,000 ($367.25)
    Police Protection: $439,000 ($191.70)
    Regular Highways: $321,000 ($140.17)
    Sewerage: $315,000 ($137.55)
    Financial Administration: $139,000 ($60.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($38.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($30.57)
    Libraries: $56,000 ($24.45)
    Air Transportation: $40,000 ($17.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($10.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($10.04)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($2.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($62.88)
    Police Protection: $70,000 ($30.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,534,000 ($669.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($93.45)

Parsons government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $73,000 ($31.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $388,000 ($169.43)
    Rents: $240,000 ($104.80)
    General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($15.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $28,000 ($12.23)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($4.37)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.75)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,182,000 ($952.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,425,000 ($622.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $150,000 ($65.50)
    Highways: $71,000 ($31.00)
    Public Welfare: $70,000 ($30.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($23.58)
    General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($10.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $613,000 ($267.69)
    Property: $503,000 ($219.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $105,000 ($45.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000 ($13.54)
    Other: $21,000 ($9.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($3.49)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.44)

Parsons government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,499,000 ($2401.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,462,000 ($1948.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,037,000 ($452.84)

Parsons government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,269,000 ($4047.60)

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

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 Henderson County, TN  2.04% ($30,810 average AGI)
Businesses in Parsons, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Parsons:

  • WKJQ (1550 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDXL (1490 AM; 1 kW; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parsons:

  • WKJQ-FM (97.3 FM; PARSONS, TN; Owner: CLENNEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGZ (94.5 FM; LOBELVILLE, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WLVS-FM (106.5 FM; CLIFTON, TN; Owner: GOLD COAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBFG (96.5 FM; PARKER'S CROSSROADS, TN; Owner: CROSSROADS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYW (89.9 FM; NEW JOHNSONVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WIGH (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDNX (89.1 FM; OLIVE HILL, TN; Owner: RURAL LIFE FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WZLT (99.3 FM; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: LEXINGTON BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Parsons:

  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLJT (Channel 11; LEXINGTON, TN; Owner: WEST TENNESSEE PUBLIC TV COUNCIL, INC)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Parsons fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Parsons fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.9mTotal length
  • $4,400,000Total costs
  • 38,300Total average daily traffic
  • 4,678Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,888Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Parsons, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Parsons, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Parsons)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hickerson Rd (Lat: 35.820611 Lon: -88.161972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67 m, Call Sign: WPIF998,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.287 MHz, 929.562 MHz, 929.612 MHz, 929.962 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2001, Expiration Date: 09/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2002, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037-1128, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1110 S Tennessee Ave (Lat: 35.647278 Lon: -88.094472), Call Sign: KNDP513,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/1995, Expiration Date: 08/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2000, Registrant: State Of Tennessee, 287 Plus Park Blvd, Nashville, TN 37247-0701, Phone: (901) 847-3031
  • City Water Reservoir (Lat: 35.647833 Lon: -88.123361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KWM862,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 07/26/2025, Certifier: Larry Marshall, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008-2358, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Email:
  • Lat: 35.651917 Lon: -88.127056, Call Sign: WPZR886,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2004, Expiration Date: 03/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2014, Certifier: Kim Matthews, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (858) 452-7207, Email:
  • BEECH RIVER REGIONAL, Beech River Regional Airport (Lat: 35.656417 Lon: -88.197667), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5.6 m, Call Sign: WQEG426,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.162 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2015, Expiration Date: 01/19/2026, Certifier: Michael A Carroll, Registrant: Tdot Wireless Systems Licensing, 6600 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243-0365, Phone: (615) 350-3430, Email:
  • 5445 Hwy 412e (Lat: 35.628611 Lon: -88.035556), Call Sign: WQSE205,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.050 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Mark Clark, Registrant: B&e Electronics Inc., 3890 N Highland Ave., Jackson, TN 38305, Phone: (731) 668-0325, Fax: (731) 668-3178, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Parsons)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Parsons)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of reported fires - 59 took place in 2014, and the least - 15 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Parsons, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.2%), and Outside Fires (35.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Parsons, TN
    • 23644.2%Structure Fires
    • 19135.8%Outside Fires
    • 8716.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 203.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsons, TN
Most common first names in Parsons, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9575.5 years
William6776.5 years
Mary6179.1 years
John6075.9 years
Robert3872.1 years
Willie3177.8 years
Thomas2173.5 years
George1876.3 years
Ruby1780.8 years
Joe1777.7 years
Most common last names in Parsons, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore4376.4 years
Taylor3374.4 years
Smith3175.9 years
Miller2975.1 years
Quinn2775.3 years
Tolley2573.6 years
Gibson2578.9 years
Houston2385.0 years
Wilkins2382.6 years
Johnson2278.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parsons, TN
  • 67.9%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parsons, TN
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 48.9%Utility gas


Parsons compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
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  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
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