Parsons, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 2,452. Estimated population in 2021: 2,445 (-0.3% change)
Males: 1,093 (44.6%), Females: 1,359 (55.4%)

Decatur County

Zip code: 38363

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $22,687
Median house value: $58,800

Races in Parsons:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.7%)
  • Black (8.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (28.5%), Irish (6.5%), German (4.4%), English (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Swedish (1.3%).

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 3.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Parsons

  • High school or higher: 61.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsons city

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

3.5% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+2.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Parsons:

  • DECATUR COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (1200 TENNESSEE ST S BOX 250)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Parsons:

  • PERRY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; LINDEN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE LEXINGTON HOSP (about 20 miles; LEXINGTON, TN)
  • CAMDEN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; CAMDEN, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Parsons:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 54 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 73 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 83 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: HOP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Parsons:

  • SCOTT FIELD (about 2 miles; PARSONS, TN; Abbreviation: 0M1)
  • FRANKLIN WILKINS (about 17 miles; LEXINGTON, TN; Abbreviation: M52)
  • PERRY COUNTY (about 19 miles; LINDEN, TN; Abbreviation: M15)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 61 miles; FLORENCE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,770)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 61 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 71 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
Public primary/middle schools in Parsons:

  • DECATUR COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 2740 HIGHWAY 641 SOUTH; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • PARSONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 394; Location: 182 WEST 4TH ST; Grades: KG – 04)

Libraries

Library in Parsons:

  • PARSONS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,264; Location: 105 KENTUCKY AVE. SO.; 14,218 books; 1,115 audio materials; 1,317 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)

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