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 (12.87%), personal care services (9.40%), and management occupations (9.01%).
One of the benefits of Parsons is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.40 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Parsons citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.10% of adults in Parsons have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Parsons in 2010 was $18,575, 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 $74,300 for a family of four.
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 German.