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Parsons, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Parsons is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tucker County at latitude 39.0946 and longitude -79.6786. Tucker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Parsons, but most people and references simply refer to it as Parsons, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Parsons indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Parsons (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parsons: The River City.

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Parsons, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,696
Population in Households 1,696
Population in Familes 1,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,532
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $66,211
Average Home Value $71,816


Median Household Income $36,542
Average Household Income $44,249
Per Capita Income $18,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.18% 0.99%
Households 3.17% 0.98%
Families 4.0% 0.91%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Parsons, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parsons to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 76th
Population Density1 # 97 76th
Diversity Index2 # 248 37th
Median Household Income # 197 51st
Per Capita Income # 284 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.