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Population in 2012: 2,349 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 1,071  (45.6%)
Females: 1,278  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38363.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,669 (it was $22,688 in 2000)
Parsons:

$30,669
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,355

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,155 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Parsons:

$68,155
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $85,923; Detached houses: $94,676; Mobile homes: $27,455

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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  • White alone - 2,042 (86.1%)
  • Hispanic - 152 (6.4%)
  • Black alone - 146 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Parsons: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), United States (19.7%), English (12.7%), German (9.1%), Scottish (2.4%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 601 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsons city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

39 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Parsons, Tennessee as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Parsons to the number of sex offenders is 181 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $398 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $510 (0.7%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (83.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

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 ).

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.65 N, Longitude: 88.12 W

Area code: 731

Parsons household income distribution Parsons home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Parsons by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100010000000
per 100,000 40.40.00.00.040.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 025011100000
per 100,000 0.080.0204.40.040.640.442.10.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 646607742665
per 100,000 242.5160.1245.3244.60.0282.7294.5170.085.5241.9250.6210.3
Burglaries 1114920526218129911
per 100,000 444.6560.2367.9815.3203.21050.1883.5340.0513.3362.9375.9462.6
Thefts 435563435635252731262931
per 100,000 1738.12200.92575.61753.02275.51413.61051.71147.51325.91048.41211.41303.6
Auto thefts 8616725430033
per 100,000 323.4240.1654.1285.481.3201.9168.3127.50.00.0125.3126.2
Arson 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 215.8210.8303.4207.1162.8223.6196.6118.6110.4120.5140.4142.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+2.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Parsons-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 166% 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 below Tennessee state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Parsons center
On 6/2/2005 at 11:35:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MB, 3.9 MW, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/1995 at 19:51:10, a magnitude 3.8 (3.0 MD, 3.8 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/29/1996 at 10:47:09, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from Parsons center
On 4/28/1993 at 22:40:01, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MD, 3.6 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parsons topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Parsons:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Parsons, TN

Heliports located in Parsons:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 37 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,716)
  • Lane College (about 39 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Bethel University (about 41 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 2,516)
  • Union University (about 42 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 58 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 64 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • University of North Alabama (about 64 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,338)

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)

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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).

 
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: 3889, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-07-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2000), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTH UD OF DECATUR/BENTON CO. (Population served: 2686, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - 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)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - 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)
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2001), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2002)
  • One minor monitoring violation
PERRYVILLE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 2443, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 78.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 89.1% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Parsons, TN

103 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
142 people in nursing homes in 2000

Parsons compared to Tennessee state average:

Parsons, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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 (59%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.19%
Here59.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents55.3%14.4%10.1%7.0%4.1%
Congregations41.3%26.1%2.2%10.9%2.2%
NameOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsCumberland Presbyterian ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%1.7%1.4%1.0%
Congregations2.2%4.3%2.2%2.2%6.5%
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: 5
Decatur County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

27.9%
Tennessee:

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

11.8%
State:

13.5%

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
Other Government Administration 9$24,776$33,0350$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$562
Police Protection - Officers 8$16,232$24,3480$0
Firefighters 1$3,007$36,0840$0
Streets and Highways 4$7,946$23,8380$0
Solid Waste Management 3$4,535$18,1400$0
Sewerage 2$3,109$18,6540$0
Water Supply 9$20,737$27,6491$301
Gas Supply 6$13,584$27,1683$2,702
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,081
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,063
Totals for Government 42$93,926$26,8369$5,709

Parsons government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,802,000 ($767.13)
    Water Utilities: $672,000 ($286.08)
    Police Protection: $368,000 ($156.66)
    Regular Highways: $251,000 ($106.85)
    Financial Administration: $148,000 ($63.01)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($53.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($28.10)
    Air Transportation: $56,000 ($23.84)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($11.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.70)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $347,000 ($147.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $52,000 ($22.14)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($11.92)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($7.66)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($2.13)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($1.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $923,000 ($392.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($9.79)

Parsons government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $300,000 ($127.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($21.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $365,000 ($155.39)
    Electric Utilities: $10,000 ($4.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($31.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $58,000 ($24.69)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,833,000 ($780.33)
    Water Utilities: $681,000 ($289.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $190,000 ($80.89)
    Highways: $73,000 ($31.08)
    All Other: $8,000 ($3.41)
  • Tax - Property: $281,000 ($119.63)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($2.55)
    NEC: $2,000 ($0.85)

Parsons government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $5,777,000 ($2459.34)
    Water Utilities: $717,000 ($305.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $5,195,000 ($2211.58)
    Water Utilities: $636,000 ($270.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Gas Utilities: $582,000 ($247.77)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($34.48)

Parsons government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $964,000 ($410.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($22.99)

6.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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 Henderson County, TN  1.30% ($25,327 average AGI)
from Madison County, TN  0.43% ($46,500)
from Perry County, TN  0.37% ($14,500)


6.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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 Henderson County, TN  2.29% ($29,256 average AGI)
to Madison County, TN  0.56% ($34,190)
to Perry County, TN  0.35% ($18,308)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Parsons, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 11
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 42
  • Fatalities: 139
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 323
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $1,074,000
Total average daily traffic: 15,240
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,524
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 23,392

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 05/26/2005, Expiration Date: 07/26/2015, Certifier: Larry Marshall
    Registrant: Area Wide Communications, Medina, TN 38355, Phone: (731) 783-5380, Fax: (731) 783-3317, 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, 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: 01/19/2006, Expiration Date: 01/19/2016, Certifier: Michael A Carroll
    Registrant: Automated Weather Specilaties Inc, 3709 Cedar Springs Rd, Rural Retreat, VA 24368, Phone: (276) 686-5217, Fax: (276) 686-5385, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Us Interstate 412 (Lat: 35.678944 Lon: -88.117528), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNLN271
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/1997, Expiration Date: 05/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2007
    Registrant: Dettra Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 18864, Washington, DC 20036-8864, Phone: (202) 965-4664
  • Us Interstate 412 (Lat: 35.678944 Lon: -88.117528), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KWU381
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009
    Registrant: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Tenth Floor, Washington, DC 20004-2400, Phone: (202) 508-9562, Fax: (202) 508-9700, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi Se Of Scott Omi Airport (Lat: 35.594806 Lon: -88.118083), Type: Tower, Overall height: 122 m, Call Sign: KYR737, Licensee ID: L00053071
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/1999, Expiration Date: 03/17/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2004
    Registrant: Crounse Corp, 2626 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Beech River Regional Airport (Lat: 35.659167 Lon: -88.192778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WQCR555, Licensee ID: L00332466
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2005, Expiration Date: 05/09/2015
    Registrant: State Of Tennessee
  • Beech River Regional Airport (Lat: 35.656417 Lon: -88.197667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7.7 m, Call Sign: WQDW433
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2005, Expiration Date: 11/15/2015, Certifier: Danny Azbill
    Registrant: Beech River Regional Airport Authority, 1600 Mount Ararat Rd., Darden, TN 38328, Phone: (731) 845-5740, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (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:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 17

Incident types - Parsons


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Parsons, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald Christenson (1)
  • Moe H. Majordy (1)
  • Gaylon O. Yates (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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