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Parsons is a city in Labette County.

The community was named for Levi Parsons, president of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad

The latitude of Parsons is 37.340N. The longitude is -95.26W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,296.


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Median household income
Local
$28,345
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Parsons demographic reports
Began as a railroad town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 66. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Katy Days - May 25-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Parsons web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Big Hill Lake, Forest Park, Lake Parsons
Historic sites and museums: Parsons Historical Society, Iron Horse Musueum
Colleges and universities: Labette Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Parsons residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parsons ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parsons was $15,763, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Parsons residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Parsons, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $585.


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Libraries in Parsons include Parsons Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Parsons include Parsons Sun

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Labette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parsons political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Parsons workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Parsons between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Parsons include Best Western Parsons Inn, GuestHouse International Canterbury Inn, Super 8.

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