Parsons, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 2,342 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 1,025  (43.8%)
Females: 1,317  (56.2%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 38363.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,520 (it was $22,688 in 2000)
Parsons:

$30,520
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,568 (it was $18,077 in 2000)

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,314 (it was $54,900 in 2000)
Parsons:

$78,314
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $95,239; Detached houses: $103,371; Mobile homes: $24,093

Median gross rent in 2013: $477.

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  • Races in Parsons, TN (2010)

    Parsons races chart
    • 2,04286.1%White alone
    • 1526.4%Hispanic
    • 1466.2%Black alone
    • 180.8%Two or more races
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Parsons: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.0%), Irish (17.6%), English (10.8%), German (7.2%), Scottish (2.8%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 3.91 square miles.

Population density: 599 people per square mile   (low).

Parsons,TN real estate house value index trend

Parsons, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsons city:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Tennessee:

4.7%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Parsons, Tennessee as of May 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Parsons to the number of sex offenders is 2,349 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $558 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $550 (0.7%)

Parsons satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 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 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0001000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.040.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.042.6
Robberies 2501110000010
per 100,000 80.0204.40.040.640.442.10.00.00.00.00.042.70.0
Assaults 4660774266534
per 100,000 160.1245.3244.60.0282.7294.5170.085.5241.9250.6210.3128.0170.6
Burglaries 14920526218129911913
per 100,000 560.2367.9815.3203.21,050.1883.5340.0513.3362.9375.9462.6384.1554.4
Thefts 55634356352527312629311926
per 100,000 2,200.92,575.61,753.02,275.51,413.61,051.71,147.51,325.91,048.41,211.41,303.6810.91,108.7
Auto thefts 61672543003322
per 100,000 240.1654.1285.481.3201.9168.3127.50.00.0125.3126.285.485.3
Arson 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 210.7303.3207.0162.8223.6196.6118.5110.4120.4140.4142.2108.8164.6

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.0%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Parsons: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 near Tennessee state average. It is 74% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from Parsons 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 4/27/1989 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 Parsons center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.8 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 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 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 55.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.7% 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
103 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
142 people in nursing homes in 2000

Parsons, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Tennessee average:

12.1

Parsons travel time to work - commute Parsons mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Parsons:

49.6%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Parsons:

46.0%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Parsons:

29.1
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Parsons:

23.6%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.9%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Parsons:

36.2%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Parsons:

76.5%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parsons, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$8,954$26,8627$700
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$210
Police Protection - Officers 6$14,056$28,1122$2,648
Streets and Highways 5$10,420$25,0081$1,488
Solid Waste Management 2$3,366$20,1960$0
Sewerage 1$2,387$28,6440$0
Water Supply 7$13,392$22,9581$709
Gas Supply 5$12,303$29,5275$4,021
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,670
Other and Unallocable 2$4,160$24,9604$1,009
Totals for Government 32$69,038$25,88924$13,455

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,802,000 ($769.43)
    Water Utilities: $672,000 ($286.93)
    Police Protection: $368,000 ($157.13)
    Regular Highways: $251,000 ($107.17)
    Financial Administration: $148,000 ($63.19)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($53.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000 ($28.18)
    Air Transportation: $56,000 ($23.91)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($11.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.71)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $347,000 ($148.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $52,000 ($22.20)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($11.96)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($7.69)
    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 ($394.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($9.82)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $300,000 ($128.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($21.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $365,000 ($155.85)
    Electric Utilities: $10,000 ($4.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($31.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $58,000 ($24.77)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,833,000 ($782.66)
    Water Utilities: $681,000 ($290.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $190,000 ($81.13)
    Highways: $73,000 ($31.17)
    All Other: $8,000 ($3.42)
  • Tax - Property: $281,000 ($119.98)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($2.56)
    NEC: $2,000 ($0.85)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $5,777,000 ($2466.70)
    Water Utilities: $717,000 ($306.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $5,195,000 ($2218.19)
    Water Utilities: $636,000 ($271.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Gas Utilities: $582,000 ($248.51)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($34.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $964,000 ($411.61)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($23.06)

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, TN  1.76% ($23,074 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($26,667)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,598 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, TN  1.44% ($27,589 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.49% ($25,632)
to Madison County, TN  0.44% ($28,471)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Parsons fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $1,013,000Total costs
  • 22,040Total average daily traffic
  • 2,473Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,264Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (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 MHzGrant Date: 01/19/2001, Expiration Date: 09/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2002, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: 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:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/15/1995, Expiration Date: 08/20/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2000Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2015, Expiration Date: 07/26/2025, Certifier: Larry MarshallRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2004, Expiration Date: 03/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2014, Certifier: Kim MatthewsRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2015, Expiration Date: 01/19/2026, Certifier: Michael A CarrollRegistrant: Automated Weather Specilaties Inc, 3709 Cedar Springs Rd, Rural Retreat, VA 24368, Phone: (276) 686-5217, Fax: (276) 686-5385, Email:
  • 5445 Hwy 412e (Lat: 35.628611 Lon: -88.035556), Call Sign: WQSE205
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.050 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Mark ClarkRegistrant: B&e Electronics Inc., 3890 N Highland Ave., Jackson, TN 38305, Phone: (731) 668-0325, Fax: (731) 668-3178, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (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:

28 (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)

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Parsons, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1UPS1

Parsons compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students 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 long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #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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