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Parsons, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Parsons had a population of 2,402 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parsons: Parsons Flats.

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Parsons, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,402
Daytime Population: Workers 2,105
Daytime Population: Residents 1,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,593
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 2,335
Population in Familes 1,853
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $30,022
Average Household Income $43,873
Per Capita Income $18,434


Total Housing Units 1,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 655 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $86,187
Average Home Value $107,875


Total Households 995
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 622
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.04%
Households 0.18% 0.02%
Families 0.61% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 175 59th
Population Density # 187 56th
Diversity Index # 159 63rd
Median Household Income # 383 11th
Per Capita Income # 348 19th

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