Parsons, Tennessee Population 2021

2,264
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Parsons is a city located in Decatur County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 2,264, it is the 156th largest city in Tennessee and the 7160th largest city in the United States . Parsons is currently declining at a rate of -0.57% annually and its population has decreased by -4.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,373 in 2010. Parsons reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Parsons has a population density of 560 people per square mile.

The average household income in Parsons is $51,347 with a poverty rate of 21.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $351 per month, and the median house value is $92,300. The median age in Parsons is 42.9 years, 42 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Parsons Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Parsonswas:

  • White: 88.05%
  • Black or African American: 8.03%
  • Two or more races: 3.35%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Parsons, Tennessee is 2,264 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,290.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,373.

Parsons, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,99688.05%
Black or African American1828.03%
Two or More Races763.35%
Some Other Race130.57%
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Parsons Population by Race

Parsons Population Pyramid $2021

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Parsons Median Age

42.9


Total

42


Male

43.7


Female

Parsons Adults

There are 1,766 adults, (451 of whom are seniors) in Parsons.

Parsons Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Parsons Sex Ratio

Female

1,200

52.93%

Male

1,067

47.07%

Parsons Population by Age

Parsons Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Parsons Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male33.9%66.1%
Female34.1%65.9%
Non Family56.3%43.7%
All69.2%30.8%
Married93.5%6.5%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Parsons Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8702.4769.2
Married3863.1993.5
Non Family3431.0356.3
Female854.234.1
Male563.6633.9

3.24

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Parsons Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade936.12%
9th to 12th Grade16911.12%
High School Graduate57337.70%
Some College42728.09%
Associates Degree1087.11%
Bachelors Degree956.25%
Graduate Degree553.62%
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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
White1,3871,149150
Black8776
2+ Races3333
Hispanic13
Other Race13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.81%.

Parsons Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,536$39,914$28,534
Less Than 9th Grade$32,679$32,946$
High School Graduate$28,375$$13,839
Some College$32,440$52,900$30,060
Bachelors Degree$41,563$$47,697
Graduate Degree$60,972$$60,417

$31,536

Average Earnings

$39,914

Average Male

$28,534

Average Female

Parsons Earnings by Educational Attainment

Parsons Language by Age

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Parsons Language

98.99% of Parsons residents speak only English, while 1.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

Parsons Language

Parsons Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,88633717.87%
Black17310560.69%
Multiple761013.16%

21.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.98%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parsons

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parsons is Black, with 60.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parsons is Multiple, with 13.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.68%.

Parsons Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.00%
High School15.57%
Some College10.90%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Parsons Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed56.80%
Female Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed9.09%
Male Employed6.65%

Parsons Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Parsons Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,146$51,347
Families$55,250$64,542
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$16,250$30,633
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Income by Household Type

Parsons Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

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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107

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam51
First Gulf War31
Korea10
World War II7
Second Gulf War

Parsons Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+32
65 to 7427
55 to 6425
35 to 5423
18 to 34

Parsons Veterans by Age

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Parsons Veterans by Race

Parsons Veterans by Education

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12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parsons Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

18.1%

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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74.90%

Born in Parsons

97.18%

Native Born

2.82%

Foreign Born

0.97%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.18% of Parsons residents were born in the United States, with 74.90% having been born in Tennessee. 0.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Parsons Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,264-13-0.57%
20202,277-13-0.57%
20192,290-13-0.56%
20182,303-12-0.52%
20172,315-5-0.22%
20162,320160.69%
20152,304-22-0.95%
20142,326-5-0.21%
20132,33120.09%
20122,329-15-0.64%
20112,344-11-0.47%
20102,3550.00%

Parsons Population by Year