Parsons, Kansas Population 2021

9,179
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Parsons is a city located in Labette County Kansas. With a 2020 population of 9,179, it is the 38th largest city in Kansas and the 3276th largest city in the United States . Parsons is currently declining at a rate of -1.60% annually and its population has decreased by -12.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,500 in 2010. Parsons reached it's highest population of 16,028 in 1920. Spanning over 11 miles, Parsons has a population density of 865 people per square mile.

The average household income in Parsons is $51,454 with a poverty rate of 22.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $65,000. The median age in Parsons is 37.3 years, 34.6 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Parsons Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Parsons was:

  • White: 84.64%
  • Black or African American: 9.16%
  • Two or more races: 4.42%
  • Other race: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Parsons, Kansas is 9,179 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,626.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,500.

Parsons, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202119,042-288-1.51%
202019,330-288-1.49%
201919,618-288-1.47%
201819,906-223-1.12%
201720,129-184-0.91%
201620,313-315-1.55%
201520,628-145-0.70%
201420,773-98-0.47%
201320,871-292-1.40%
201221,163-214-1.01%
201121,377-160-0.75%
201021,5370.00%

Parsons Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,24184.64%
Black or African American8929.16%
Two or More Races4304.42%
Some Other Race830.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.69%
Asian230.24%
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Parsons Population by Race

Parsons Population Pyramid $2021

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Parsons Median Age

37.3


Total

34.6


Male

41.2


Female

Parsons Adults

There are 7,366 adults, (1,656 of whom are seniors) in Parsons.

Parsons Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Parsons Sex Ratio

Female

5,215

53.56%

Male

4,521

46.44%

Parsons Population by Age

Parsons Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Parsons Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
Male61.9%38.1%
All60.3%39.7%
Non Family50.3%49.7%
Female34.1%65.9%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Parsons Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0782.2960.3
Married1,6352.9780.5
Non Family1,4921.1150.3
Female7042.9634.1
Male2473.0161.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Parsons Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2303.49%
9th to 12th Grade4807.29%
High School Graduate2,13132.36%
Some College1,79527.25%
Associates Degree69510.55%
Bachelors Degree76011.54%
Graduate Degree4957.52%
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Parsons Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Parsons Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,4524,9951,166
Black58845436
Hispanic34928442
2+ Races1419511
Other Race8383
Native American4724
Asian2323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.39%.

Parsons Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,411$37,979$24,576
Less Than 9th Grade$28,585$29,136$14,500
High School Graduate$25,759$32,270$23,266
Some College$26,069$35,104$21,970
Bachelors Degree$50,956$66,406$36,034
Graduate Degree$53,611$$58,500

$28,411

Average Earnings

$37,979

Average Male

$24,576

Average Female

Parsons Earnings by Educational Attainment

Parsons Language by Age

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Parsons Language

98.60% of Parsons residents speak only English, while 1.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Parsons Language

Parsons Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5481,59821.17%
Hispanic65531447.94%
Black86818721.54%
Multiple41613833.17%

22.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.52%

Male Poverty Rate

26.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parsons

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parsons is Hispanic, with 47.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parsons is White, with 21.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.37%.

Parsons Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.64%
Some College21.42%
High School16.15%
Bachelors or Greater6.45%

Parsons Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.14%
Male Unemployed21.43%
Female Employed20.48%
Male Employed7.14%

Parsons Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Parsons Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,949$51,454
Families$52,634$61,677
Married Families$60,880-
Non Families$21,339$31,802
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Income by Household Type

Parsons Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Parsons Married by Age and Sex

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Parsons Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Parsons Marital Status by Race

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Parsons Marital Status

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304

Number of Veterans

293

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam113
Second Gulf War45
Korea38
World War II11
First Gulf War

Parsons Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+118
55 to 6479
65 to 7462
18 to 3445
35 to 54

Parsons Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2694.22%
Black172.48%
Hispanic71.69%
Other Race78.43%
Native American714.89%
2+ Races42.67%

Parsons Veterans by Race

Parsons Veterans by Education

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14.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parsons Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Parsons Employment by Age

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Parsons Employment by Race

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Parsons Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.31%

Born in Parsons

99.41%

Native Born

0.59%

Foreign Born

0.07%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.41% of Parsons residents were born in the United States, with 75.31% having been born in Kansas. 0.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Parsons Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,179-149-1.60%
20209,328-149-1.57%
20199,477-149-1.55%
20189,626-119-1.22%
20179,745-96-0.98%
20169,841-160-1.60%
201510,001-80-0.79%
201410,081-53-0.52%
201310,134-134-1.31%
201210,268-112-1.08%
201110,380-83-0.79%
201010,463-1,051-0.95%
200011,514-410-0.35%
199011,924-974-0.78%
198012,898-117-0.09%
197013,015-914-0.68%
196013,929-821-0.57%
195014,7504560.31%
194014,294-609-0.42%
193014,903-1,125-0.73%
192016,0283,5652.55%
191012,4634,7814.96%
19007,6829461.32%
18906,7362,5374.84%
18804,1990.00%

Parsons Population by Year