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Parsons, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Parsons had a population of 2,419 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Parsons is located at latitude 35.6515 and longitude -88.123 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parsons (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 495 feet.

The City of Parsons (GNIS ID: 2404484) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Parsons is located within Commissioner District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parsons population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parsons: Parsons Flats.

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Parsons, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,419
Population in Households 2,352
Population in Familes 1,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 584
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 654 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $81,995
Average Home Value $106,547


Median Household Income $27,827
Average Household Income $40,381
Per Capita Income $17,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.34%
Households 0.37% 0.38%
Families 0.87% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Parsons, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parsons to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 174 59th
Population Density1 # 188 56th
Diversity Index2 # 162 63rd
Median Household Income # 393 8th
Per Capita Income # 364 15th

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