Parsons is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,337 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Parsons is the 201st largest community in Tennessee.
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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Parsons who work in sales jobs (9.03%), management occupations (9.03%), and office and administrative support (8.58%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Parsons has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Parsons has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Parsons than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Parsons may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Parsons doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Parsons is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.76% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Parsons in 2010 was $19,096, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,384 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 English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Parsons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.