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Parsons, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Parsons had a population of 2,389 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parsons: Parsons Flats.

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Parsons, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,389
Population in Households 2,322
Population in Familes 1,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 577
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $31,249
Average Household Income $47,426
Per Capita Income $19,786


Total Housing Units 1,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $92,371
Average Home Value $111,346


Total Households 985
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 612
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% 0.15%
Households 0.04% 0.1%
Families 0.34% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2018 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 # 178 59th
Population Density # 189 56th
Diversity Index # 144 67th
Median Household Income # 385 10th
Per Capita Income # 331 23rd

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