Parsons, West Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,415 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 
Males: 642  (45.4%)
Females: 773  (54.6%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 26287.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,679 (it was $26,424 in 2000)
Parsons:

$38,679
WV:

$43,469

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,609 (it was $16,565 in 2000)

Parsons city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,134 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Parsons:

$83,134
WV:

$119,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $84,190; detached houses: $94,917; mobile homes: $30,304

Median gross rent in 2017: $486.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parsons: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.1%
(22.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parsons, WV (2010)
    • 1,45898.2%White alone
    • 130.9%Two or more races
    • 120.8%Hispanic
    • 10.07%Black alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Parsons, West Virginia as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parsons is 188 to 1.



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

0.71
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Ancestries: American (36.5%), German (23.7%), English (8.2%), Irish (6.1%), Welsh (1.8%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1893

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,289 people per square mile   (low).

Parsons, West Virginia map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.1%
West Virginia:

1.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $423 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $284 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (94.4 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (249.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hambleton, WV (1.4 miles ),
Hendricks, WV (1.7 miles ),
Montrose, WV (2.8 miles),
Thomas, WV (3.2 miles ),
Davis, WV (3.4 miles ),
Bowden, WV (3.6 miles),
Harman, WV (3.8 miles),
Belington, WV (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 79.68 W

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Parsons, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Parsons, WV in 2017

Parsons satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Parsons, WV residents
Average permit cost in Parsons, WV
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Most common industries in Parsons, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Wood products (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Wood products (12.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.8%)
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Parsons, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.3%)
  • Registered nurses (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)

Average climate in Parsons, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Parsons, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Parsons-area historical tornado activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Parsons city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1967, a category F3 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parsons-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from Parsons center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.0 miles away from Parsons center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 179.0 miles away from Parsons 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 Tucker County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parsons topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Parsons:

  • TUCKER COUNTY HOSPITAL (307 MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Parsons:

  • MOUNTAIN HOSPICE, INC. (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BELINGTON, WV)
  • MEMORIAL GENERAL HOSP (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ELKINS, WV)
  • FMC - ELKINS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ELKINS, WV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • Fairmont State University (about 38 miles; Fairmont, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,714)
  • West Virginia University (about 41 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)
  • Frostburg State University (about 56 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Waynesburg University (about 62 miles; Waynesburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • James Madison University (about 64 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; FT enrollment: 19,727)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 64 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • California University of Pennsylvania (about 69 miles; California, PA; FT enrollment: 7,773)

Library in Parsons:

  • FIVE RIVERS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,548; Location: 301 WALNUT ST.; 16,173 books; 94 audio materials; 310 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Parsons: Lamberts Ambulance Service Parsons (A), Tucker County Emergency Medical Services 54735 (B), Parsons Volunteer Fire Department (C), Parsons Town Hall (D), Tucker County Courthouse (E), Tucker County Jail (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parsons include: First Baptist Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First United Brethren Church (C), Parsons Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Johns Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Tucker County - Public Libraries- Five Rivers (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 301 Walnut Street).

Courts: Tucker County - County Court Clerk (215 1st Street), Tucker County - Circuit Court Judge (215 1st Street), Tucker County - Circuit Court Clerk (215 1st Street).

Birthplace of: Harry Purkey - Virginia Politician.

Tucker 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 CITY OF (Address: 341 SECOND STREET , Population served: 1,512, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2011)
  • 34 regular monitoring violations
HORSESHOE LEADERSHIP CENTER (Address: 8564 HORSESHOE RUN ROAD , Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2011)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Parsons (2011 data):

  • Mountain Valley Bank, N.A.: Parsons Branch at 401 First Street, branch established on 1992/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.5 mil, Deposits: $100.6 mil, headquarters in Elkins, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain-Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Inc.: Tucker County Branch at 224-226 Walnut Street, branch established on 1900/06/04. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $220.7 mil, Deposits: $167.5 mil, headquarters in Elkins, WV, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Financial Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Parsons:

Marital status in Parsons, WV
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Parsons:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parsons, WV (based on Tucker County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,58922
Evangelical Protestant1,02315
Catholic4632
Other1-
None4,065-
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: 2
This county:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Tucker County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Tucker County:

16.02 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Tucker County:

12.6%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Tucker County:

31.1%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tucker County:

15.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
West Virginia:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Parsons:

28.9
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Parsons:

17.9%
West Virginia:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Parsons:

14.5%
West Virginia:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Parsons:

7.0
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Parsons:

31.1%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

59.3%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.2%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parsons, WV 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
Water Supply 3$8,113$32,4521$1,877
Streets and Highways 3$7,486$29,9441$1,256
Solid Waste Management 2$5,167$31,0020$0
Sewerage 1$1,711$20,5320$0
Financial Administration 1$1,929$23,1480$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,276$39,3120$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,339$28,0680$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$592
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$30,021$30,0213$3,725

Parsons government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $137,000 ($96.82)
    Water Utilities: $112,000 ($79.15)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $628,000 ($443.82)
    Water Utilities: $310,000 ($219.08)
    Sewerage: $254,000 ($179.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000 ($127.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000 ($120.14)
    Central Staff Services: $119,000 ($84.10)
    Libraries: $92,000 ($65.02)
    General - Other: $52,000 ($36.75)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($31.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($22.61)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($14.84)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($1.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($37.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $259,000 ($183.04)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($7.07)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($5.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $315,000 ($222.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $65,000 ($45.94)

Parsons government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $324,000 ($228.98)
    Other: $204,000 ($144.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($141.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $476,000 ($336.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($2.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $285,000 ($201.41)
    Special Assessments: $284,000 ($200.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($24.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($1.41)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $395,000 ($279.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $142,000 ($100.35)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($3.53)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Property: $113,000 ($79.86)
    Public Utilities Sales: $64,000 ($45.23)
    Other License: $34,000 ($24.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,000 ($8.48)

Parsons government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,945,000 ($2081.27)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,893,000 ($2044.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $111,000 ($78.45)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($41.70)

Parsons government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $422,000 ($298.23)
Businesses in Parsons, WV
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
McDonald's1True Value1
Rite Aid1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Parsons:

  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WBUC (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WMMN (920 AM; 5 kW; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: FANTASIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parsons:

  • WELK (94.7 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDNE-FM (98.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF ELKINS)
  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WDBS (97.1 FM; SUTTON, WV; Owner: SUMMIT MEDIA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKMM (96.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: MARPAT CORPORATION)
  • WVPM (90.9 FM; MORGANTOWN, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWHC (92.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: OAKLAND MEDIA GROUP, INC)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WKHJ (104.5 FM; MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD; Owner: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, INC.)
  • WKKW (97.9 FM; FAIRMONT, WV; Owner: DESCENDANTS TRUST, LAUREN M.KELLEY, TRUSTEE)
  • WBTQ (93.5 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: ELKINS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WFSP-FM (107.7 FM; KINGWOOD, WV; Owner: WFSP, INC.)
  • WBRB (101.3 FM; BUCKHANNON, WV; Owner: CAT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Parsons:

  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Parsons fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 2012 03:00 AM, Us-219, Lat: 39.097711, Lon: -79.677503, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 17, 2011 04:50 AM, Cr-47, Lat: 39.041453, Lon: -79.745464, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 12, 1986 04:10 AM, 72, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.0mTotal length
  • $2,550,000Total costs
  • 13,702Total average daily traffic
  • 1,742Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,852Total future (year 2032) 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Rt 219 N (Lat: 39.091778 Lon: -79.656167), Call Sign: KQF795, Licensee ID: L00038645,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 07/04/2001, Expiration Date: 09/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2002, Registrant: State Of West Virginia, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 478-2304
  • Arch A Moore Jr Career Center Rt 219 N (Lat: 39.139000 Lon: -79.581722), Call Sign: WNHT439,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1400 MHz, 47.2800 MHz, 47.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2011, Expiration Date: 01/20/2022, Registrant: West Virginia Department Of Transportation Division Of Highways, Brushy Fork Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201, Phone: (304) 473-5337, Fax: (304) 473-4256, Email:
  • Beside Cemetery Access Rd On Rt 219 (Lat: 39.086778 Lon: -79.643389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPKK652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/24/2022, Certifier: John Wilson, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 35.097361 Lon: -79.679750, Call Sign: WPVK580,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.415 MHz, 155.415 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/02/2022, Certifier: Carol D Irons, Registrant: Tucker County Sheriff, 9060 Seneca Trail, Parsons, WV 26287, Phone: (304) 478-3927, Fax: (304) 478-2085, Email:
  • City Bldg First Street (Lat: 39.097361 Lon: -79.679750), Type: Building, Structure height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: WPVK994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.525 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/08/2022, Certifier: Carol D Irons, Registrant: Tucker County 911, 9060 Seneca Trail, Parsons, WV 26287, Phone: (304) 478-3927, Fax: (304) 478-2085, Email:
  • Lat: 39.092306 Lon: -79.658944, Call Sign: WQNU661,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.805 MHz, 155.062 MHz, 155.775 MHz, 158.760 MHz, 158.887 MHz, 158.947 MHz, 458.150 MHz, 458.225 MHz, 458.250 MHz, 458.325 MHz, 458.475 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Certifier: Darla Stemple, Registrant: Tucker County Commission - 911, 9060 Seneca Trail, Parsons, WV 26287, Phone: (304) 478-3927, Fax: (304) 478-2085, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WV863, Us Highway 219 (Lat: 39.093028 Lon: -79.747083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQUI222,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • ESB PARSONS, 2 Mi. Se Of Parsons, On Cr 219-7 (Lat: 39.081917 Lon: -79.655778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQUI245,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2014, Expiration Date: 07/15/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • PARSONS II, 2 Mi. Se Of Parsons, On Cr 219-7 (Lat: 39.081889 Lon: -79.655778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQUY639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2014, Expiration Date: 11/18/2024, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • 68169, 2 Mi. Se Of Parsons, On Cr 219-7 (Lat: 39.081917 Lon: -79.655778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQYM292,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/03/2026, Certifier: Charles F Crizer, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:
  • A4J0193A, 2 Mi. Se Of Parsons, On Cr 219-7 (Lat: 39.081917 Lon: -79.655778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WRCQ295,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2018, Expiration Date: 12/04/2028, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
Fire incident types in Parsons, WV

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Parsons, WV
Most common first names in Parsons, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2769.7 years
William2675.2 years
Mary2479.9 years
Charles1972.7 years
Robert1970.4 years
John1570.2 years
Ruth1379.6 years
George1277.2 years
Hazel1179.3 years
Paul1168.2 years
Most common last names in Parsons, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phillips3575.8 years
Nestor3078.9 years
Smith1881.2 years
Simmons1877.6 years
Poling1874.3 years
Miller1781.2 years
Long1677.5 years
Shaffer1381.5 years
Roy1375.7 years
Cross1370.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parsons, WV
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parsons, WV
  • 71.5%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity


Parsons compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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