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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parsons who work in management occupations (11.64%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and sales jobs (11.09%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Parsons is worth considering.
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.
In Parsons, just 7.97% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Parsons in 2010 was $17,828, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,312 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 English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Parsons is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.