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Parsons, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Parsons had a population of 10,269 as of July 1, 2017. Parsons ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parsons is located at latitude 37.334 and longitude -95.265 in Labette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parsons (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Labette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Parsons (GNIS ID: 485641) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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: Mendota, Parsons City.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 10,269
Daytime Population: Workers 7,283
Daytime Population: Residents 5,509
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,792
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 9,921
Population in Familes 7,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 348
Population Density2 968
Diversity Index3 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,036
Average Household Income $51,223
Per Capita Income $21,531

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,563 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,671 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 757 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $66,143
Average Home Value $85,179
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,233
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,531
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.31%
Households -0.38% -0.37%
Families -0.3% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Parsons, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parsons to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 36 95th
Population Density # 276 59th
Diversity Index # 97 86th
Median Household Income # 558 17th
Per Capita Income # 593 12th

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