Parsons is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 10,090 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Parsons is the 36th largest community in Kansas. Parsons has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Parsons is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parsons is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parsons who work in office and administrative support (10.51%), personal care services (10.32%), and management occupations (8.52%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Parsons spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Parsons is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Parsons citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.46% of adults in Parsons have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Parsons in 2010 was $19,066, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,264 for a family of four. However, Parsons contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Parsons is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Parsons home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parsons residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Parsons include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Parsons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.