Parsons, Kansas Population 2020

9,495

Parsons is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 9,495, it is the 36th largest city in Kansas and the 3200th largest city in the United States. Parsons is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -9.57% 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 895 people per square mile.

The average household income in Parsons is $51,906 with a poverty rate of 22.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $649 per month, and the median house value is $69,000. The median age in Parsons is 36.6 years, 35.1 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males.

Parsons Demographics

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

  • White: 86.43%
  • Black or African American: 7.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.08%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Parsons, Kansas is 9,495, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,665.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,500.

Parsons, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202019,588-188-0.96%
201919,776-188-0.95%
201819,964-188-0.94%
201720,152-161-0.80%
201620,313-317-1.56%
201520,630-144-0.70%
201420,774-98-0.47%
201320,872-291-1.39%
201221,163-211-1.00%
201121,374-160-0.75%
201021,5340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,53686.43%
Black or African American7827.92%
Two or More Races4034.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.71%
Some Other Race690.70%
Asian160.16%

Parsons Population Pyramid 2020

Parsons Median Age

36.6


Total

35.1


Male

39.4


Female

Parsons Adults

There are 7,441 adults, (1,643 of whom are seniors) in Parsons.

Parsons Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Parsons Sex Ratio

Female

5,258

53.24%

Male

4,618

46.76%

Parsons Households and Families

Parsons Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Parsons Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
Male65.1%34.9%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Female35.1%64.9%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9602.3963.6
Married1,7223.0680
Non Family1,3501.0956.5
Female6593.0635.1
Male2293.1765.1

2.99

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Parsons Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2383.57%
9th to 12th Grade6579.85%
High School Graduate2,12731.90%
Some College1,65924.88%
Associates Degree72510.87%
Bachelors Degree77511.62%
Graduate Degree4877.30%

Parsons Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6425,0251,157
Black50535122
Hispanic30524469
Multiple Races15610310
Other Race6969
Native American55344
Asian1616

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 hispanic people with a rate of 22.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,419$36,083$26,243
Less Than High School$22,228$31,700$18,401
High School Grad$25,933$29,506$23,678
Some College$26,808$38,992$25,370
Bachelors Degree$49,531$59,191$39,231
Graduate Degree$52,708$28,125$56,500

$29,419

Average Earnings

$36,083

Average Male

$26,243

Average Female

Parsons Language

Parsons Language by Age

Parsons Language

98.22% of Parsons residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Parsons Poverty

Parsons Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8251,53419.60%
Hispanic65832248.94%
Black76624732.25%
Multiple38115239.90%
Other691014.49%

22.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.99%

Male Poverty Rate

26.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parsons

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parsons is Hispanic, with 48.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parsons is Other, with 14.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.25%
Some College18.18%
High School16.76%
Bachelors or Greater7.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.47%
Female Employed18.02%
Male Unemployed16.51%
Male Employed5.92%

Parsons Income

Parsons Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,653$51,906
Families$55,642$61,005
Married Families$64,300-
Non Families$20,669$31,870

Parsons Marital Status

Parsons Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Parsons Married by Age and Sex

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

Parsons Veterans

428

Number of Veterans

418

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam198
Second Gulf War51
World War II23
Korea21
First Gulf War
Name Veterans % of Total
White3915.98%
Hispanic215.13%
Black172.86%
Indian916.36%
2 or More74.29%
Other45.80%

$Parsons Veterans by Education

12.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parsons Employment Status

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Parsons Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.97%

Born in Kansas

99.32%

Native Born

0.68%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.32% of Parsons residents were born in the United States, with 74.97% having been born in Kansas. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,495-85-0.89%
20199,580-85-0.88%
20189,665-101-1.03%
20179,766-85-0.86%
20169,851-159-1.59%
201510,010-78-0.77%
201410,088-54-0.53%
201310,142-131-1.28%
201210,273-109-1.05%
201110,382-83-0.79%
201010,465-1,049-0.95%
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%